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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Mind Over Matthew
Plot:
A middle-aged man marries a young girl he begins to believe might be a sorceress. He enlists the aid of his physician to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Episode:
0163
Air Dates:
First Run - October 21, 1974
Repeat - December 13, 1974
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8 Responses to Episode 0163


I remember laughing aloud at this one called \"Mind Over Matthew\". He makes a statement \"Holy Cow---she\'s a witch!\" It\'s just the way he says it and of course within the context of the episode. I know some others but I\'ll have to figure out the titles to them.

This episode was rather humorous. Nothing particularly eccentric though. 3 stars.

The receptionist's secret was predictable, but the surprise ending was great!

An older gentleman marries a young woman with the apparent ability to heal herself. While at first he is intrigued with this sill, he grows concerned that he has married a witch and seeks verification of his suspicion.

Figured all along about the receptionist's background. But a fun, humorous story with a fun ending.

The story was so-so. But it hinges on the main character being a goofball and whining to his doctor about his wife being a witch instead of realizing how cool it was. Also, I don't get how this guy ever hooked up with an attractive woman talking through romance like this... "I'm going to kiss your fingers, and then your lower arm, and then your shoulder, and then the outer end of your right clavicle" etc.

I thought this was funny in one of the first statements about if a man doesn't get married by 35 he probably won't. I got married when I was 35 and have four kids and, similar to this story, my wife is 10 years younger. Besides that, I thought the character's mania about witches was too much. It was definitely meant to be a humorous episode, even with a death in it, but I didn't like it too much. It was an okay listen overall I guess.

It's not Eric's fault but presumably Himan Brown's that this episode, like so many others, directs the young woman to have a ridiculously high and sticky-sweet voice. If I have one overarching complaint about CBSRMT after 160-odd episodes, it's that consistently terrible production choice. When the cast of characters calls for any woman under 30, look out... Everything else, though, is her fault--the dartboard approach to picking a couple of mystical powers and trying to tell a story about them, the silly love stories, the way the guy callously shrugs off a tragic death. Certainly this was a tongue-in-cheek episode, but just because it's goofy doesn't mean it's good.

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