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The Imposter


A woman, with the ghostly assistance of an actor long gone is inspired to write a full-length play  despite having no theatrical experience whatsoever.  When she tries to take full credit for the story, the real author's spirit asserts himself and demands that her name be pulled from the marquee. On opening night, the woman reveals the identity of the true writer of the successful show.



Air Dates

  • First Run - March 22, 1977
  • Repeat - July 30, 1977





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A playwrite asks that her name be pulled from the marquis on the opening night of a play she wrote. She claims that the spirit of a long dead actor is actually the writer.


A long dead theatrical playwright finally writes the play of his 'after' lifetime. Problem is he can't get it published in the living theater. Luckily he finds a lonely widow who can dictate the play from a Ouija Board. Story then turns out the widow doesn't acknowledge the ghost writer but takes the credit all herself. What will happen next? I find this episode really silly, but one thing is noteworthy. It's the attitude and disdain the author has for the skeptics and disbelievers of the supernatural. You can actually feel the scorn one character had when explaining the supernatural to a skeptic. "People like you who don't believe in this we call 'ghosts'. So when you turn your eyes up in your head we say you have gone ghost on us." Really? I just learned something. All this time I thought a ghost meant something else. I had no idea a ghost is someone who is a skeptic of the supernatural!

D.C. Klinkensmit

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