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"NBC Experiment in Television" The Cube (1969)

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Jim Henson (written by) &
Jerry Juhl (written by)
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Original Air Date:
23 February 1969 (Season 3, Episode 3)
A man is trapped inside a mysterious cube. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Richard Schaal ... The Man in the Cube
Hugh Webster ... Arnie
Rex Sevenoaks ... Manager
Jack Van Evera ... Prisoner
Jon Granik ... Straight Man / Sergeant (as Jon Granic)
Guy Sanvido ... Comic Fritz
Eliza Creighton ... Seductress
Don Crawford ... Black Militant

William Osler ... Scientist

Jerry Nelson ... Monk
Sandra Scott ... Decorator
Claude Rae ... Dr. Conners
Don McGill ... Professor
Ralph Endersby ... Guitarist
Trudy Young ... Liza 1

Ruth Springford ... Liza 2
Moe Margolese ... Father-in-Law / Dr. Bingham
Alice Hill ... Mother-in-Law / Mrs. Stratton
Loro Farrell ... Margaret
Eric Clavering ... Dr. Bradowski / Old Man
Jean Christopher ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jim Henson ... Gorilla (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Juhl ... Pipe smoking party guest (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jim Henson 
Writing credits
Jim Henson (written by) &
Jerry Juhl (written by)

Produced by
Jim Henson .... producer
David M. Robertson .... associate producer (as David Robertson)
Original Music by
Walter E. Sear (electronic music) (as Walter Sear)
Film Editing by
Edward Brennan (video tape)
Keith Robinson (video tape)
Makeup Department
Max Axler .... hair stylist
Carol Davidson .... makeup artist
Janet Nethercot .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jack Spiers .... unit manager
Art Department
Gerry Holmes .... set dresser
David Jaquest .... set dresser
Jack McAdam .... set designer
Sound Department
John Grimsditch .... audio
Camera and Electrical Department
Percy Brinkworth .... video operator
Howard Galbraith .... lighting director
Casting Department
Pat Barney .... casting
Other crew
Gerry Bean .... floor director
Joan Chilcott .... production assistant
Jay Gellner .... technical director

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Additional Details

53 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

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This film features the talents of two collaborators who would stay with Jim Henson for the next 20+ years: co-writer Jerry Juhl, who wrote or co-wrote most of the Muppet TV shows and films; and muppeteer Jerry Nelson, who plays the Monk.See more »
Professor:[clears throat] Excuse me, I know this is, well, a bad time but I just wanted to congratulate you and shake your hand.
The Man in the Cube:Oh? On what?
Professor:Well, as I interpret what you're doing here, this is all a very complex discussion of, eh, Reality versus Illusion. The perfect subject for the television medium!
The Man in the Cube:What do you mean, television?
Professor:Well, this is a television play.
The Man in the Cube:[scoffs] What?
Professor:Oh, you don't believe that?
The Man in the Cube:Of course not!
Professor:I should have thought you'd want to. After all, there's only one other possible explanation.
The Man in the Cube:Which is?
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
What a wonderful find., 25 April 2006
Author: hiveminded from Colorado

I was recently at an obscure movie party some friends of mine held and got to see this rare little gem of a flick. I was very surprised to see it was produced, directed and co-written by Jim Henson as the film began, and thought that I was probably in for a treat. I was not wrong. This film says volumes in the 50 minutes or so that it runs and definitely leaves the viewer with something to ponder. The acting is also not bad and the film being black and white somehow makes it more impacting. This is Henson at his best in my opinion. I hope this film becomes more available and gets some of the attention it most definitely deserves. And to think this was a movie on television in 1969..

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