An obnoxious, self-centered, oblivious road hog, Ed Fratus, prevents a man to get his dying son to a hospital in time. A couple of months later, Fratus returns to the same area. He's in for a surprise.

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Episode cast overview:
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Himself - Host (archive footage)
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Ed Fratus. the Salesman
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Sam Medwick
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Phyllis
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Mike Medwick
Vincent Barbour ...
Tom Medwick
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Joey Medwick
Dennis Robertson ...
E. R. Doctor
Ed Hooks ...
Gas Station Attendant
Vernon Weddle ...
Old Wildcatter
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Orderly
Jeff Tyler ...
Tavern Patron
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Storyline

Desperate father, Sam Medwick, tries to get his son to a hospital in time, after he's accidentally hanged in a freak oil rig accident, but Ed Fratus, an obnoxious self-centered showy traveling salesman unaware of the gravity of the situation, won't let Sam's truck pass his glitzy pink Cadillac with bull horns on the front. Left with no other options, Sam tries to hit the Cadillac, which only enrages Ed and he ends up ramming Sam's truck off the road. The boy eventually reaches hospital but too late for the doctors to save him. A month or so later, Ed returns and stops by at the local desert bar just like he always does when he's in the area. He even tries to hit on the waitress even though she shows him her wedding ring. That's when Sam reappears as well to exact his brilliant yet perfectly simple revenge.

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11 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Ed Fratus. the Salesman: [Mike and Tom are blocking his way with their pickup truck] Come on, move over, get out of the way, out of the way! I'm dying! Out of the way! Pull over! This is an emergency, I'm dying! Where's your direction? I've been poisoned!
[coughs]
Ed Fratus. the Salesman: Get out of the way, I'm dying! God help me!
[drives off the road and crashes]
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Connections

Remake of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Road Hog (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

It Just Makes Me Want You More
Performed by Ed Bruce
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