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Title:
Matching Chairs
Plot:
Cursed chairs haunt a pair of brothers. Their sibling rivalry comes to a head when one evening, while relaxing in the wing chairs, the young degenerate brother tells him that that the chair he is sitting on has a unique ability to kill.
Episode:
1342
Air Dates:
First Run - June 23, 1982
Repeat - September 23, 1982
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5 Responses to Episode 1342


Really good story! Very suspenseful and entertaining.

I don't care for most of Eric's work because I think she is more character driven than plot driven in most cases. However, her antagonist in this story is creepy enough to make it worth listening to. I gave it a four.

While this is not among the best programmes the RMT has to offer, it is a fun study of the concept of contrasts and opposites. The two brothers: one a level headed, clear-thinker; the other a compulsive, irrational and impatient brat. I don't usually condone violence as a solution of discipline, but at one point during this tale, I had wished the level headed brother had just butt-whooped the annoying brother. But, through the strange events, just desserts were served and with a humorous, dark twist at the end. As a study, it was interesting to see how in human behavior there truly are two sides to most points of view. Even here on this website while we contrast opinions on shows, we also exhibit our points of view on everything from film, to sports, to music. I think it's what makes our world so wonderful, yet so powerfully strained. Even the recent US elections showed us clearly that the United States is divided by contrast... more than one hundred years after our Civil War. Light versus dark, loud versus silent, large versus small. It's the night and day of our world that this story is written under and I think Elspeth Eric did a nice job at fitting it all together, as well as a special performance as well! I gave this one a 4.6, a fine production as always.

Carol Teitel and Elspeth Eric used their voices brilliantly in this one. Ms Teitel was very convincing as the young, blonde girl and as the housekeeper.

I don't care much for Elspeth Eric's stories, but for some reason, I liked "Matching Chairs." This story rapped up nicely and left the true ending up to the listener. Nice job--4 stars.

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