Way Out

Way Out

Way Out was a very macabre videotaped series which aired 14 episodes during the spring & summer of 1961. It aired in the 1/2 hour slot just before The Twilight Zone on Friday nights. Each week host Roald Dahl would introduce the play with a very twisted humorous monologue that always began with the phrase, "How are you?" and end by telling you the story would be "WAY OUT" while giving a rather re-assuring nod.

The stories were very strange. Often containing creepy but witty dialogue, and ending with a bizarre twist. They were, perhaps, more odd then The Twilight Zone and more twisted then Alfred Hitchcock presents. Stories included, An unsympathetic professor who, on his deathbed, is given an opportunity to have his brain kept alive in a tank after he dies, A woman who continuously has nightmares and wakes up still dreaming, a cold hearted actor who find that is unable to remove his "Quasimodo" makeup, an actress who rehearses at night and discovers the actors really murder their victims and a men who forms a bond with a headless woman that is kept alive by electricity. This is strange stuff indeed! There was never another series quite like it.

After each play, Roald Dahl would close with another humerus monologue that always ended with a pleasant, "Good night - and sleep well...."

Episode Info

Final: 1x14 -- 20/20 (Jul/14/1961)

Eerie piece about haunted eyeglasses and a taxidermist’s stuffed animals that return to life.
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Anthology | Horror/Supernatural
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: March 31, 1961
Ended: July 14, 1961
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