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The Acquisition


After getting marooned on a mysterious island, a wealthy businessman discovers that his financial prowess is useless and cannot save him from becoming a slave to the island's inhabitants.



Air Dates

  • First Run - January 4, 1982
  • Repeat - March 9, 1982





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6 Responses to Episode 1273

This is my second favorite episode. My favorite is episode 276, The Diamond Necklace. This episode the man is very wealthy but he has no job skills but he knows how to make money. Made most of his fortune in Wall Street. This episode is a romantic story as well. This story proves in one community you could be rich and another be poor. The moral of this story it is one thing to own and another to have.

Don Heiland,Jr.

The Acquisition started off slow, but made up for the boredom with a fantastic ending. Romance--not done frequently on Mystery Theater, but played out beautifully in this episode.

Davy Joe

I gave this episode five stars. This episode is in my top ten. A wealthy businessman has no job skills but is one of the richest men in the world. He just knows how to make money on his investments which is of no help on an island. This episode is full of romance and of course she falls for him in the end.


I think that this episode shows how important it is to be a jack of all trades type of individual. You can't just stick to one skill and expect to get through life. It also proves that you can't buy happyness with money. I was taught by my father that when you get a job, you need to learn everyone's job. Otherwise you would be likely to be laid off when the company starts to struggle. This episode definately puts that lesson to practice.

Richard Tice

I concur; great love story ; easily worth the listening time


This was so humorous. Great acting by all!


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