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CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
The Adventures of Don Quixote
('Miguel de Cervantes classic')
Plot:
The adventures of the fractured fairy tale of Don Quixote and his misadventures in 15th Century Spain. They are not giants, they are windmills.
Episode:
0699
Air Dates:
First Run - August 24, 1977
Repeat - January 3, 1978
Repeat - December 29, 1979
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2 Responses to Episode 0699


The Adventures of Don Quixote was quite well done. The actor plays this total idiot, but he's quite likable at the same time, lol. The interesting thing about him is that even though he's a fool, he really is noble and brave at the same time - like when he stood up for those prisoners in chains and risked his life for them, etc. I realize this episode was based on a classic tale, but their presentation was fresh and natural. ....And speaking of classics, their version of "Romeo and Juliet" is painful to listen to. The actors are so hammy, lol. Arrrg!

Not only do I applaud for Arnold Moss for writing this amusing CBSRMT episode of Miguel De Cervantes' classic, but I also applaud for him for playing the main character. Don Quixote's imagination takes control after reading the Chivalric novels he has read. Perhaps the Mystery in this tale is wonder what kind of stories was he reading. King Arthur? Sir Lancelot? Robin Hood? Beowulf? Don Quixote is a Noble Spaniard who thinks he's a knight, he thinks the Inn is a Castle, he thinks the Windmills are giants, he thinks the watermill is a torture chamber, and he thinks the chain gang are helpless peasants. He's a fool, but a likable fool. His best line was at the 40-minute 14-second mark when he said, "Anyone can take life from a man. But no one can take death." The Spaniard music and the chivalrous sound effects were perfect to make this episode adventerous. I rate this 4 out 5 stars because even though it's a great adaptation, but E.G. Marshall made 1 big mistake in this. He mentioned Larry Haines as part of the cast with Arnold Moss (as Don Quixote), Bryna Raeburn (as Esmeralda), and Court Benson (as the Innkeeper). The actor who played the role of Sancho Panza, Don Quixote's loyal servant, was NOT Larry Haines. It was Robert Dryden. If you want to hear Larry Haines' voice, check out Ep. #0167-THE BLACK ROOM. But anyway, check this one out, everyone. It's a mystery of delight.

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