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Devil And Mr O

Based on Otter Log dated Jul 12, 2005

Date Aired : 71/09/10
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Preview of the New Series
Description : An audition and sales presentation by "Mr. O" (Arch Oboler)and excerpts from the syndicated series of "Lights Out" re-runs.
Notes : Arch Oboler (writer,host).
First Line : 'Friends this is Arch Oboler, permit me to tell you what we intend to do in the series, The Devil and Mr. O '

Date Aired : 71/09/17
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Alley Cat
Description : The story of John and Linda. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Cat Wife".
First Line : ' This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. We bring you a play titled 'Alley Cat' with apologies to all cats, large and small, particularly large.'

Date Aired : 71/09/24
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Neanderthal
Description : A group of modern tourists find themselves fifty-thousand years in the past. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Across The Gap".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. Have you ever wanted to turn time backwards to a pleasanter era,long before ticking atom bombs, air pollution, the inbred madness of our inner cities.'

Date Aired : 71/10/01
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Revolt of the Worms
Description : Giant worms and a testy scientist. Pity the wife. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Revolt Of The Worms".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Now tell me, what is your attitude about worms?"

Date Aired : 71/10/08
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Where Are You?
Description : A descent from the Empire State Building to nothingness. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Mercedes McCambridge, and Byron Kane.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Word".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Once upon a long time ago in New York City on top of the Empire State building, I met a pair of very young and very much in love honeymooners."

Date Aired : 71/10/15
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mr Freak
Description : The story of the ugliest man in the world...and his girlfriend. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Raymond Edward Johnson.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Ugliest Man In The World".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. What's Ugly? What's Beautiful? A red wrinkled newborn child to its mother is the most beautiful object in the world."

Date Aired : 71/10/22
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Gravestone
Description : How'd you like to have your head squashed flat by a tombstone? Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Poltergeist".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Our play today is titled Gravestone. Need I say more?"

Date Aired : 71/10/29
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ancestor
Description : A genuine ghost story about a woman waiting to be killed who has a strange visitor. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Mercedes McCambridge.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Archer".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. The story you're about to hear is a ghost story. Pure and Simple."

Date Aired : 71/11/05
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nature Study
Description : A walk in the woods, along with death and confession. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Cathy Lewis, Mary Jane Croft.
Notes : " Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Nature Study".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Nature Study is the title of our story. Nature Study, thats a charming pastime. The wonders of nature in all its infinite variety."

Date Aired : 71/11/12
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Big Mr Little
Description : A man finds he can work evil miracles, and starts to plan world conquest. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Edgar Barrier.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Projective Mr. Drogan".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. The world as you know is full of small people trying to be large and large people trying to be humble."

Date Aired : 71/11/19
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: No Escape
Description : A man wants revenge so badly, he's willing to go beyond the grave to get it. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Frank Lovejoy, Paul Stewart.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Until Dead".
First Line : 'This is Mr. O - Arch Oboler. Have you ever feel the fury of inner revenge, the need to get back at someone?'

Date Aired : 71/11/26
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vacation with Death
Description : The story of a strange summer house and its even stranger secrets. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Organ".
First Line : 'This is Mr O, Arch Oboler. Vacations is our grizzly subject for today. Vacations can'be be grizzly you say? Well hold off your judgement until after you hear 'Vacation With Death.'

Date Aired : 71/12/03
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hole
Description : A young crackpot college student invents the universal solvent, with of course nothing to keep in it. Arch Oboler (writer,host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Oxychloride X".
First Line : 'This is Mr O, Arch Oboler. We humans always think of the ultimate, the ultimate love, the ultimate happiness, the ultimate security, the ultimate peace. Just to be fashionable, or perhaps with tongue in cheek, I bring you another ultimate - The Hole.'

Date Aired : 71/12/10
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Live Forever
Description : A man finds himself in the far future, where eternal life is commonplace and not very much appreciated. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Franchot Tone, Mercedes McCambridge.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Immortal Gentleman".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. Who among us, you, I, have not said at some time or another, If I wouldn't die, if I could live forever. Well that's the play I've written for you - Live Forever.'

Date Aired : 71/12/17
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Going Down
Description : A good story about the basement of a department store infested with dinosaurs. Arch Oboler (writer, producer, director, host), Frank Martin (announcer), Joseph Kearns, Bea Benaderet, Lou Merrill (doubles).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Sub-Basement".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. Some of you may not know this, but beneath many of our cities there's a sub-world. Not only of subways, but sub-sub basements, man-made caverns where little trains run and deliver the goods to the department stores and factories of our industrail complex. Today we're going to some of those sub-basements in a story I've entitled Going Down.'

Date Aired : 71/12/24
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Balance Sheet
Description : A fascinating story about an island filled with zombie-like workers and a strange inheritance. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Mercedes McCambridge.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Profits Unlimited".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. The play tonight is about the almight (almighty?) dollar, the bucks, deniro, filthy lucre, gelt, mammon. mazzoma. In plain English, the were-withal, the stuff on the barrel head. And it begins with somewhere you and I will never go.'

Date Aired : 71/12/31
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: House Is Haunted
Description : A man just back from Australia has a murder on his conscience. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Elliott Lewis, Hans Conried, Cathy Lewis(?).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Mungarha".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. Now, completely for amusement, I give you a rather old-fashioned ghost story entitled 'House is Haunted'.'

Date Aired : 72/01/07
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Official Killer
Description : The hangman's last client. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Mercedes McCambridge, Byron Kane.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "State Executioner".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Lets go back today to another time. The time of King George the third of England."

Date Aired : 72/01/14
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Hungry One
Description : An early monster-from-outer-space story. This one has a sinister appetite. Arch Oboler (writer,host).
Notes : " Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Meteor Man".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. I've got a favor to ask of you. Listen to the story that I'm about to tell you historically."

Date Aired : 72/01/21
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Three Thousand Dollars
Description : Tony the diver stops not at murder nor anything else for money. His last dive is most successful. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Money, Money, Money".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Some call it the root of all evil and some call it the flower of all good."

Date Aired : 72/01/28
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Chest
Description : A bargain at an auction is a trunk full of horror. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Jane Morgan, Joseph Kearns.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Story Of Mr. Maggs".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Do you enjoy going to auctions? Do you get excitement out of opening old boxes?"

Date Aired : 72/02/04
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Paris Macabre
Description : A ghastly story of the headless walking dead.
Arch Oboler (writer, host), Bea Benaderet, Jane Morgan.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Ball".
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Do you ever go to a party or a dance and look at the people with the same old faces and wish that...well suddenly it could all be changed into a magic ball where everyone was beautiful?"

Date Aired : 72/02/11
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rocket from Manhattan
Description : The first manned mission to the Moon is returning to Earth in triumph, but the home world is not the same place as when they left it. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of a Lights Out episode. This story appeared as 'The Last Survivor' on The Mysterious Traveler.
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. In a few moments you're going to hear what you might call a 'happening.'"

Date Aired : 72/02/18
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hollywood Visitor
Description : Devil Fish in the harbor - an unheeded warning and a sail on a bay of terror off the coast of England. Arch Oboler (writer, host), Mary Jane Croft.
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Lord Marley's Guest".
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. You know there is an old saying 'the gods grind small'. Don't think you can get away with anything. In the dark shadows retribution is waiting to even the score.'

Date Aired : 72/02/25
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cemetery
Description : A good tale of horror from the crypt. A visitor from beyond death. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "Scoop". - Title is mentioned by the announcer after the first commercial.
First Line : 'This is Mr O - Arch Oboler. A writer gets his material, you know, where he can. What he sees, what he reads, what he thinks about, the people he sees.'

Date Aired : 72/03/03
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Speed
Description : A story about two men with a mighty power, the power to move very, very rapidly. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Fast One". Title is mentioned by the announcer after a brief chat between the child and the man.
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Who among us...and you're included...has not had the dream at one time or another...of being superior than his or her fellow beings?"

Date Aired : 72/03/10
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shrinking People
Description : The eternal triangle seems a bit lopsided when two of the angles are shrunken to doll size. known. The lead character uses what sounds like a Bela Lugosi accent. Arch Oboler (writer, host).
Notes : Syndicated rebroadcast of Lights Out "The Little People". Title is mentioned by the announcer after the first commercial.
First Line : "This is Mr. O, Arch Oboler. Have you ever stopped to consider that the plot of the husband, the wife, and the lover has been with us longer than most of us care to think?"

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