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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Man Who Asked for Yesterday
Plot:
A man is murdered by his wife. After death, he wishes to be granted the chance to live the finale of his life over again
Episode:
0026
Air Dates:
First Run - January 31, 1974
Repeat - April 7, 1974
Repeat - February 1, 1979
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13 Responses to Episode 0026


He should have gone back further in time and never taken up gambling. There was really nothing he could do to change his fate in 24 hours; the die was long cast by then. But then I suppose the individual who offered him the opportunity--guess who--already knew that. Time travel; deal with the devil.

You won't find three bigger losers than these in a story involving a guy who is a pathetic horseplayer who has bet himself into poverty; his bookie, who is playing the guy for a sucker; and his wife, who is fooling around with the bookie and both of them are setting him up for the kill. Who do you root for here? So wife and bookie set idiot husband up and murder him. Except they don't finish the job and he's in surgery for a bullet in the brain. An outerworldly individual (think more south than north) comes to his brain while it's being poked by knives and offers him a chance to go back to yesterday and make it all different. He takes the deal and actually, not a bad story unfolds. There is nobody to like here, except perhaps, E.G. Marshall, but it beats some of the CBS-RMTs I've listened to all January.

How wonderful! We get to listen to these classics again, and we get to respond to them.

Very cool and twisting plot involving a diamond heist, time travel, and an unfaithful spouse. Good episode.

Very solid deal-with-the-devil story, made all the better by our detailed look into the events our protagonist is given the chance to fix. Which elements will he change and how? Nicely done.

One of my favorite tales of old time radio time travel!

A deal with devil always runs sour as a shot up criminal is tempted on his deathbed. Good stuff.

A man is gunned down by his wife. When he arrives in the afterlife, he begs to be allowed to live the last part of his life over.

Intriguing tale. Even though you can predict the ending, you keep rooting for the guy.

After being murdered by a bookie who turns a dirty trick on him with the help of his wife, a gamblig addict is given a chance to relive the previous day. Knowing what he knows now, he has a unique opportunity to change the outcome. Then again, there are many paths that lead to the same destination.

A guy is given an attempt to escape his fate and instead seals it. If he really thought about it (which he obviously didn't) he would've given up gambling and skipped town to start anew elsewhere and would've gotten some revenge by doing so.

It is wonderful to hear E. G. Marshall and the queeking door open. It has been almost 35 years. This program got me through some hard times in school and helping to image and dream. Thank!

Very much enjoying this personal time travel back to 1974 listening to Mystery Theater and old adds...Lovin' It!

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