Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Make Me Laugh/Clean Kills and Other Trophies 

A fading comic asks a miracle worker's help in making people laugh. / Big game hunter Colonel Archie Dittman pressures his meek son to take up the sport or be disinherited.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Slater (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Jules Kettleman (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Chatterje (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Colonel Archie Dittman (segment "Clean Kills and Other Trophies")
Tom Troupe ...
Jeffrey Pierce (segment "Clean Kills and Other Trophies")
Archie Dittman Jr. (segment "Clean Kills and Other Trophies")
Tom Mboya (segment "Clean Kills and Other Trophies")
Mishkin (segment "Make Me Laugh")
David Garrick (segment "Make Me Laugh")
John J. Fox ...
Heckler (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Gene R. Kearney ...
2nd Bartender (segment "Make Me Laugh") (as Gene Kearney)
Tony Russel ...
Director (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Sonny Klein ...
1st Bartender (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Michael Hart ...
Miss Wilson (segment "Make Me Laugh")
Georgia Schmidt ...
Flower Lady (segment "Make Me Laugh")

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Colonel Archie Dittman is a big-game hunter obsessed with hunting and constantly frustrated that his mild-mannered son has yet to catch his father's enthusiasm for the sport. So Archie makes an ultimatum: either his son goes on a hunt and makes a "clean kill" or gets cut off without a cent. Written by Anonymous

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6 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Archie Dittman, Jr. was born in 1949. See more »


[last lines]
Chatterje (segment "Make Me Laugh"): I wonder if I will ever get the hang of it.
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References The Red Skelton Hour (1951) See more »

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The Comedian & The Hunter
11 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

'Make Me Laugh' - Godfrey Cambridge plays a frustrated comedian who just can't make audiences laugh until a self-proclaimed(and frustrated) miracle worker(played by Jackie Vernon) grants him his wish, but it still ends tragically like he had feared... Mediocre tale is ultimately just sad, though ending does have a sting to it.

'Clean Kills and Other Trophies' - Raymond Massey plays a frustrated hunter whose attempts to drive his hunting-hating son to kill backfire completely on him in a most ironic way... Forceful tale will please animal rights people with its harsh(if slightly comical) final scene, straight out of "The Twilight Zone".

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