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Title

The Devil's Brew

Plot

A baseball player leaves home to become a professional player in the big leagues. But the devil holds him ransom for shaming his parents.

Episode

0874

Air Dates

  • First Run - August 2, 1978
  • Repeat - January 28, 1979

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Rating

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2 Responses to Episode 0874

I only made it through this one because of Russell Horton. I love to listen to him, but this episode is ridiculous and a big disappointment.

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‘The Devil’s Brew’ is pretty weak, though decent performances by Russell Horton who plays slumping baseball star Ducky Lane, and his Manager (also the twangy narrator) make the episode worth a listen – but just barely. It’s almost like someone decided that Mystery Theater needed a baseball-themed episode and Ian Martin had some far-reaching idea to work into a hokey reveal near show’s end. Horton, his girlfriend, and his Manager are all endearing characters, but the story is vapid. There are confusing dream sequences seemingly put in to extend the story to fill 45 minutes and the episode touches slightly upon the fate of the human soul. For a superior message regarding the ever-after listen to Elspeth Eric’s excellent story ‘Death and Desire.’ I give ‘Brew’ one and a half stars. – JUROR #4

JUROR #4


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