The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker.

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The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker.

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The surname of the shopkeeper is a German compound word meaning Love/Maker. See more »

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John Walters: I know I'm not much to look at, Miss Dickinson, but there is the added compensation that I haven't got any money, either!
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Probably the best episode in an otherwise shabbily written series.
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Doll" is a treat and probably the best episode of "Amazing Stories". If all the shows had been written like this one, it probably would have lasted many seasons and gone on to be a classic. Sadly, the average show was shabbily written--with nothing in the way of subtlety or finesse. Fortunately, somehow "The Doll" ended up being what the other shows SHOULD have been like.

The show is about a painfully shy but sweet man. He buys a beautiful doll from a nice German toymaker but the doll ends up having some very magical qualities--magic that might just make the guy (John Lithgow) live happily ever after.

The show is very sensitive, sweet and entertaining. Watch this one with a box of Kleenex nearby--you might just need it. A classic.


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