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Title

Jobo

Plot

A mildly retarded hick from Texas seems to be the heir of the gods of Easter Island. An archeologist and his daughter take separate paths to discover the truth.

Episode

0618

Air Dates

  • First Run - March 17, 1977
  • Repeat - July 23, 1977

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Rating

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8 Responses to Episode 0618

A mildly retarded hick from Texas seems to be the heir of the gods of Easter Island. An archeologist and his daughter take separate paths to discover the truth.

P. Azanes

An odd episode that went in different directions. I found the sequence in which Jobo , against his will, engaged in a wrestling match was funny.

Malkie

A classic, unforgettable episode. The story totally captivated me one afternoon in 1977 when I was about nine years old. The beauty of this kind of radio, was that one is was merely a passive listener. You had to use a wonderful capacity within you known as IMAGINATION, and that made the experience incredibly fun and very special indeed.

L. Oddi Jr.

"A mildly retarded hick" - very sensitive, guys. Shame on you.

Zeezee1

Yeah, how about "A simple-minded 6'6" Texas farmhand" instead? (Or "slow-witted"?)

Karen

I usually like Henry Slesar episodes, but, this one??? I just didn't car for it.

Zeezee1

He's from Tennessee, not Texas.

Rick

After reading a newspaper article about Jobo Haley, a Tennessee hillbilly who looks like one of the very tall, very slender stone statues found only on Easter Island, archeologist John Tilletson organizes an expedition to the Pacific paradise, while his daughter, Alma, heads for Tennessee. Both discover identical objects -- shiny silver medallions previously unknown to archeologists. Only Jobo and an Easter Island common thief are able to explain the historical significance and the astonishing relationship of the two strange objects.

Jack


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