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The Public Avenger


An executive assistant harbors a sneaking suspicion that her mild-mannered colleague is actually a vigilante possessing super powers in disguise.



Air Dates

  • First Run - November 10, 1975
  • Repeat - April 27, 1976





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7 Responses to Episode 0376

A mild-mannered warehouse worker takes abuse from his boss while the secretary who loves him broods. Meanwhile, a vigilante rids society of undesirable types. Make no assumptions before listening.

Jones B.

This was hilarious. Really enjoyed the fun


Stewart Haskins is a mild-mannered man who works in a grocery warehouse. He is competent but his boss is not and belittles him at every opportunity in an attempt to compensate for his own inadequacies. While Mr. Haskins doesn't seem the type to garner attention from anyone, a young lady who works in the office at the warehouse has taken an interest in him on two fronts; She is a studying psychology at night at the local college and is interested in making a case study of him. And second, she seems to have feelings for him. Meanwhile, someone termed "The Public Avenger" is depopulating the underworld. The young lady and her professor begin a quest to determine if they possess any clues to the killings.

Davis Parker

A secretary wonders if her meek and mild coworker is actually a vigilante super hero.


A meek man is berated by his bumbling employer and admired by the meek but studious secretary. At the same time, the newswires are buzzing with the latest vigilante killing by the “public avenger.” The secretary’s psychology professor suggest that the public avenger is none other than the object of her affection. How preposterous...? A fun episode with great characters.


This was definitely a fun episode to listen to. Was the meek assistant really "The Public Avenger"? The world may never know. Arnold Stang's best performance on RMT.


Because secretary Rose Ellenbogen cannot understand Stuart Haskins’ apathy toward the persistent harassment of their boss, she discusses his behavior pattern with her psychology professor. Rose is shocked when the professor theorizes that Haskins may be the killer who has baffled the authorities by assassinating only well-known criminals. Only when Haskins is unable to account for his whereabouts at the time another gangster is murdered does Rose begin to believe he may in fact be a public avenger.


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