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Pretty Polly


In order to escape the good-natured meddling of his colleagues, a man spins animaginary romance. When his fake lover is found murdered, he discovers that he placed himself at the scene of the crime with his fictitious claims.



Air Dates

  • First Run - March 18, 1981
  • Repeat - May 14, 1981





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9 Responses to Episode 1173

Stars Tony Roberts (I always enjoyed his character opposite Marlo Thomas as "That girl") and Paul Hecht. Starts out with Roberts character as a market analyst who seems captivated by the voice of one of his clients secretaries - or does he? He's in a daydream world and talks about "Polly", whom he's never met. His pushy, somewhat amoral manager (played by Hecht) wonders whats gotten into his employee, then deduces its a love interest. The market analyst says it couldn't be as he's never met the girl. Then the boss attempts to set his employee up into a relationship, but what are his real interests? And Roberts does enter into a relationship with Polly, but what kind of a relationship is it? Memorable line #1 - "Polly" says to Roberts' character on the phone: "I think people wear too many clothes today." Memorable line #2 - can't remember the exact words, but E.G. says "You veteran Mystery Theatre listeners are wondering by now (the end of act 1) when someone's going to get killed. You'll be rewarded in Act 2.") :?

Brent Lewis

That wasn't Tony Roberts in THAT GIRL. It was Ted Bessel.

Dale Haskell

I really enjoyed today's featured episode "Pretty Polly"! Very interesting little plot about what happens when a sexy secretary, and that sexy Voice, is dropped into life as usual at....The Office!


Pretty Polly is fantastic. Marian Seldes is a voice goddess!


This episode is a good listen. The hero is kind of a dolt. However, the plot flows and keeps you interested.


Great story! You wanna smack the hero up the side of the head but it's a good listen and Polly Simmons' voice keeps drawing you in. I listen to these when I go to bed and I keep falling asleep before the end. Maybe tonight I'll get lucky and hear how the story ends.

John in Warren, Mi.

Pretty Polly is my favorite and definitely the best


Great show my favorite one


Would have been a good episode as it started off because Marian Seldes sounded intriguing. However the episode fizzled out because the men partners sounded like the same man. Where they twins? It sounded like the same actor voiced both parts and he didn't even try to change his voice. The only way I could tell they were two men is because they kept calling each other by their names quite often. "Look Walt .." OK Joe..". Did the RMT run out of money in the budget at that time? Couldn't they have hired another actor with a different voice?

D.C. Klinkensmit

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