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Title

The Wishing Stone

Plot

A young girl believes an angel gave her a wishing stone. But her wishes don't turn out quite the way she intended.

Episode

0078

Air Dates

  • First Run - April 22, 1974
  • Repeat - July 12, 1974

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Rating

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12 Responses to Episode 0078

Well, to be fair, nothing strange happened with the second wish. She got exactly what she wanted with no nasty consequences. Also, hate to be a stickler, but although the guy was unpleasant, he wasn't a big enough of a jerk to deserve death. Fable, Questioned supernatural occurrences.

Andy

Its kind of irritating that the story piques your interest in what the nature of the "angel" is and then abandons that element for the rest of the tale. I was waiting for the angel to ask for a payment on this gift or him to come back with a moral if he was for real. I would have enjoyed it better if she had found a magic lamp with implied wishes rather than introduce a question that is never resolved.

Roger

A young girl has the ability to make wishes and impact the future. Her wishes don't always come out as she hopes. Her abusive father decides to use the stone to wish for money to assist with his gambling debts.

Lonnie

It takes a while to get going and finishes up in true CBSRMT fashion-no free lunches.

Reese

A little girl from a poor family cursed by a father who gambles away their every penny becomes the owner of a stone she believes will grant her wishes. In fact, it does seem to work although often with unexpected consequences. Though the story here is rather pedestrian, I found the characters interesting. Genre: Fantasy

Rina B.

A young woman acquires a stone that will make her wishes come true and she tries to use it to change her miserable circumstances. However. the wishes never turn out as she would have them. Not a particularly original idea and a horrid performance from Clarissa Blackburn make this one one to avoid.

Agatha Kim

A downtrodden family (with wonderful accents and diction!!) suffer from the father's gambling addiction. THe young daughter retreats to her special place where she is given a wishing stone by an angel that promises to answer her wishes. Basically W. W. Jacob's "Monkey's Paw" set in Podunk, Arkansas. THat short story I read to my students every year at halloween... Love the original. The episode was ok.

Valentine Lourdes

4 stars... Good listen, I enjoyed the ending. Has commercials.

Wisconsin

And now on an all new episode of Blossom--The Wishing Stone. Honestly, the voice of Jenny became more annoying with every passing minute. The story was easy to follow and fairly uneventful until the last 4 minutes. It had a great ending which made up for an otherwise boring episode. 3 stars.

DAVY JOE

Not a very memorable episode (although the news was interesting to listen to). Three wishes, the first of which has an major unexpected consequence, the second doesn't seem to have any consequences, but the third (and last) does. Interestingly enough the brother didn't like the father and wanted to be rid of him and also didn't want him to know about the wishing stone which, in the end, helped rid the brother of his father in a twist of fate.

Alec

A cornpone "Monkey's Paw" with dialogue like "Oh, Lawdy! If my biscuits've risen, we'll just hafta set & eat."

Karen

You have to enjoy listening to dialogue like -- "My baby! You're just so sensitive! Everything touches you close like a lil ole butterfly, sitting on a leaf with your feelers reachin' out, all a-tremble.." "I like bein' butterfly... That's a pretty sorta thing to think on..." -- with the girl's part spoken in a voice just dripping with sugar and rainbow juice. As Karen said perfectly right above me, it's a "cornpone Monkey's Paw." I mean, the kids' names are "Judd" and "Jenny-Lou," KWIM? It was a good listen, though!

Tracy


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