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What a Change in Hilda
For two women, a small fee to obtain their heart's desire seemed a reasonable price to pay. Little did they know that would get more than they bargained for.
Air Dates:
First Run - May 6, 1976
Repeat - September 4, 1976
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8 Responses to Episode 0480

This one gave me the shivers as it all came together at the ending. Good suspense right up through the end.

A woman finds a doctor who can help her attain her life's desire for fancy clothes and jewels. his price is high and our heroine doesn't know it until the bill becomes due.

A woman and her husband struggle to make ends meet and are amazed when they read of her former co-worker at the department store now making her singing debut at Carnegie Hall. Splurging on tickets they meet her backstage and she tells them of her meteoric rise to fame and the doctor and his organization that helped her achieve her goals for the ridiculously low price of $100. She offers to introduce them to him an, after some thought, despite his reluctance, she goes and tells the doctor of her dreams of excitement and fashion.

Yeah heh heh, another good soul/good/bad/devil theme. They never seem to get old

The ending reminded me of the Twilight Zone episode in which a mannequin leaves the store for a period of time but forgets she is a dummy and eventually remembers. There seem to have been a number of RMT's featuring the Devil making a bargain for person's soul. The husband was not a particularly pleasant guy. I am surprised she didn't leave him long before.

RMT did indeed seem to have plenty of "Selling your Soul to the Devil" episodes......My favorite has to be "How Can I Ever Thank You?" written by Sam Dann from 4/30/80 and starring Mandel Kramer and a very sexy "Devil" (Joyce Gordon).......... Until Next Time...................

I always thought the name, Doctor Satlu was curious and clunky in "What a Change in Hilda" but then I think I figured out the intent. A little bit of SATan and a little bit of LUcifer.

A good "deal with the devil" story. The old adage about if something is too good to be true it probably is comes into play here. I do disagree with Jude about the husband - he seemed fine at the beginning but after she was changing (and we know why) he didn't like it and wanted to stop it.

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