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Title:
A Scaffold for Two
Plot:
After his plane crashes in a secluded island, a lawyer learns that the locals employ their own judicial code. He is forced to take part in their farce of a system that ignores legal conventions.
Episode:
0160
Air Dates:
First Run - October 14, 1974
Repeat - November 29, 1974
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4 Responses to Episode 0160


"A Scaffold for Two" was just an average listen (3 stars). But like so many episodes on Mystery Theater from the 1970s, the plot, news breaks and commercials are some times far more fascinating than the story itself. This episode seemed to be a retrospective on America's justice system. The subplot was a dead give away--in our justice system, we run the risk of getting things wrong to preserve the rights of the arrested. This episode aired over 20 years before the trials of Simpson, Peterson, Blake, Jackson, and Anthony--all of which are famous court cases in America that are heavily scrutinized. It makes me wonder what we will say after the Zimmerman trial???

A lawyer has to make an emergency landing in his plane and finds himself on an island owned by a rich citizen and his family. He is greeted with suspicion at first then welcomed and finally dismissed to his room so his host can make time for guests and a special appointment. His daughter approaches the lawyer with startling news... the appointment is for a hanging... Casey Kasem is one of the voices in this episode.

Average episode. I loved hearing Casey Kasem in this episode. I wish the commercials weren't edited out!

An okay episode that I suppose was a reflection of thought of the American legal system at the time. Even today there is always questions about the legal system (in the episode they even mention how someone who killed 6 people was let free due to incorrect arresting procedures). Some of the questions are valid, some not so much. It would've been nice if Casey Kasem (or Shaggy) had a larger part.

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