A hypnotist visits a Petrie dinner party where Rob accidentally picks up a post-hypnotic suggestion.


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Episode cast overview:
Ritchie Petrie (voice)
Glen Jameson
Mr. Boland


Rob and Laura lure a hunky hypnotist pal over to dinner as single bait for the ever-desperate Sally, along with Buddy and the Helpers. Millie begs him to mesmerize her, and he ends up putting most everyone in the living room under. Buddy pretends to be hypnotized into instantly yo-yoing from falling-down drunk to stone sober and back whenever bells ring, but it's Rob, watching intently from the kitchen, who becomes a blotto Jekyll/Hyde act (unbeknownst to anyone), so the Svengali doesn't take the rubber-legged comedy writer's spell off. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy | Family





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31 October 1962 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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All the scenes where someone is being hypnotized were purposely interrupted to ensure nobody watching at home would accidentally be hypnotized. See more »


Glen Jameson: [to Jerry] When I snap my fingers, you'll assume the personality of the person you most admire. I repeat, the person you most admire.
Sally Rogers: [to Millie] Who's it gonna be?
Millie Helper: His hero.
Jerry Helper: San Francisco is the home of my birth. 441 and a half O'Farrell Street. I went through grade school and high school as a star basketball player. Early in life I wanted to become a dentist, which I now am. I'm highly proficient in root canal work. Yes, I am. I feel...
Sally Rogers: [to Millie] Who's he talking about?
Millie Helper: His hero - HIM.
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References Ben Casey (1961) See more »

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