Night Gallery: Season 2, Episode 3

Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay/With Apologies to Mr. Hyde/The Flip Side of Satan (29 Sep. 1971)

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Craig Lowell suspects that his wife's sweet Aunt Ada is actually a witch. / Doctor Jekyll drinks his potion with unusual results. / Callous disc jockey J. J. Wilson finds himself spinning platters at a hellish radio station.


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Episode credited cast:
Craig Lowell (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Joanna Lowell (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Prof. Nicholas Porteus (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Aunt Ada Burn Quigley (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
J.J. Wilson (segment "The Flip Side of Satan")
Eldon Quick ...
Frank Heller (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Charles Seel ...
Cemetery Caretaker (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Alma Platt ...
Housekeeper (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay")
Arnold F. Turner ...
Messenger Boy (segment "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay") (as Arnold Turner)
Jack Laird ...
Laboratory Assistant (segment "With Apologies to Mr. Hyde")
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Himself - Host


A college professor discovers his wife's visiting aunt is really an ancient witch who plans to inhabit his wife's body. Dr Jekyll tries a new potion, with unusual results. An unfaithful radio disc jockey finds himself being the sacrifice at a hellish radio station.

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29 September 1971 (USA)  »

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The segment "The Flip Side of Satan" employs an optical effect which uses some of the same footage (a man's face shot in close wide angle) that is used briefly in the Night Gallery opening title sequence. See more »


Himself - Host: For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the undernourished Alfred Hitchcock. The great British craftsman and I do share something in common. An interest in the oddball. a predilection toward the bizarre. And this place is nothing if it isn't bizarre, by virtue of the paintings you see hanging around me. This item here is called "Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay." And Aunt Ada's a most memorable character. You may not like her, but I seriously doubt if you'll ever forget her. Be ...
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Both Frightening, Yet Some Unanswered Questions
6 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Farentino loves his wife, Michelle Lee (I think I had a crush on her some 100 years ago). An elderly woman, Aunt Ada, has been living with the youngish, but she acts weirdly, making Farentino nervous. He can't put his finger on it, but he knows this old lady isn't what she appears to be. For one thing, while he is around, she will disappear from one place and reappear in another. She also isn't too subtle about showing her dislike for him. A relationship is building between the two women. The husband visits a graveyard and there is Aunt Ada's grave. Who is this woman. The weird thing is that he never lets anyone but the old woman know what he has found. There are some terrifying encounters, but being the good 1970'd husband, doesn't give his wife the facts. Eventually, the old crone's plans are about to come to fruition. Watch and see.

"With Apologies to Mr. Hyde," starring Batman's Adam West isn't worth the effort. It is cute, quick, and funny, but not very imaginative.

Arte Johnson performs quite well in "The Flip Side of Satan." He is a disc jockey named J. J. whose past transgressions have seemingly driven to a tiny radio station with a weird play list and little opportunity. Johnson is also paying the price for his fooling around with the wife of a friend. She apparently has killed herself, driven to it by the indifferent record spinner. Things come to a head when one of the LP's he is playing begins to name a series of Satanic figures. He just doesn't get the fact that he is paying a price for his lack of control and insatiable libido. Johnson does a really nice job here and the episode works quite well.

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