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Title

How Eberhard Won His Wings

Plot

A virtuous man is blessed with a pair of wings for his spotless conduct and commitment towards good. But both he and his wife think it ridiculous to wear them. They both try to find a sin that he can attempt so they will be taken back.

Episode

0171

Air Dates

  • First Run - November 7, 1974
  • Repeat - December 25, 1974

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Rating

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8 Responses to Episode 0171

Without a doubt the funniest story so far! I love the expressive voice of whoever plays the wife. I'm wondering how frustrated a wife would have to be to send her husband out for a hook up!

Roger

This one is so silly. But very entertaining. Weak ending.

Pandora

This is only the second episode that I have listened to that attempted to be funny; and it was. The comedic voice of the Eberhard's wife is fantastic. This is a great listen if you are looking for a lighter, different episode. "How Eberhard Won His Wings:" 5 stars. By the way, Pandora, I thought the ending was hysterical!

Davy Joe

An amusing tale of a man so good that God rewards him with a pair of wings. While he likes them they are a bit of a nuisance: clothes don’t fit, has to take cabs to avoid teasing, etc. His wife hates them and they try to figure out how to get rid of them without offending the man upstairs. They decide to attempt committing the 7 deadly sins. What follows is his escapades. A fun episode!

Ronald

This was an "O.K." tale, a little too corny for my taste. It definately had the feel of one of the more sappy, sentimental "Twilight Zone" episodes that they would occasionally throw into the mix. I was surprised Elspeth Eric didn't pen this one. I did enjoy the restaurant scene and the the sequence with Arnold Moss as the drama coach. Hans Conried was perfectly cast for the role of Eberhard. As I stated in a previous post, a tale never to be confused with something like "Dracula"................

Conrad

Kinda figured how it'd go, but it was very enjoyable watching it all unfold. Loved the ending.

mike

A good episode for the funny/corny ones voiced with choice actors. I thought it funny that the being giving him the wings wouldn't have an idea how they would cause him problems, or how the replacement would be even worse.

Alec

I remember listening to this episode in my grandparents bed while looking their glowing radium Waltham clock dial next to me. They need to bring this imagination back to the radio.

Charles


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