Route 66: Season 4, Episode 11

Come Home Greta Inger Gruenschaffen (13 Dec. 1963)

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Tod and Linc are in Mount Snow,Vermont employed at the Snow Lake Lodge Motel. An attractive "escapee" of the Buffalo, NY Chapter of "The League For Physical Revelation" is of interest to ... See full summary »

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Greta Inger Gruenschaffen
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Heiss Horgal
William LeMassena ...
Mr. Spofford (as William Le Massena)
Lou Criscuolo ...
Detective (as Louis Criscuolo)
Olga Fabian ...
Mrs. Horgal
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Helicopter Pilot
Marguerite Lenert ...
Lady Clerk
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Tod and Linc are in Mount Snow,Vermont employed at the Snow Lake Lodge Motel. An attractive "escapee" of the Buffalo, NY Chapter of "The League For Physical Revelation" is of interest to both Tod and Linc. Chosen by her group to promote physical fitness worldwide,she actually is more concerned about her love life. Written by dubchi

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What Once Was And...
4 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode seems to make it pretty clear: the magic that was once Route 66's stock-in-trade is sorely gone! "Come Home Greta Inger Gruenschaffen" may be the worst episode in the entire series. While that is subjective to the individual the overall poor story and worse acting isn't...it's objective as this one is a "stinker". Starting with the lame story line of a German influenced medi-physical media poster-girl, played by the attractive Tammy Grimes, disappearance from being a on a two-year mass awakening country-wide tour this makes little sense even in a purely whimsical entertainment mode.

Tod and Linc are working at a small quaint ski resort when a mysterious beauty drops in behaving quite odd. It's Greta, the body over mind heavy thinker, who, instead of doing the bidding of a strange German influenced sect of physical thinkers decides to drop off the map. Sound like a compelling storyline? I know not. All that Tod and Linc can see is their latest female competitive conquest. While this unfolds at the resort the cult groups leader, played by a very youthful Chad Everett, is trying to get police help to find Greta. Meanwhile, neither heroic efforts by Tod or Linc seem to crack the mysterious veneer of Greta. They both go to the extreme in trying when finally they make what looks like an Octoberfest breakthrough. Right then the Chad Everett character arrives on the scene and we see it is all just an unrequited love spat between the two. Noteworthy is the worst staged fight scene this viewer has ever seen anywhere.

The writing is on the wall. What was once is gone and Route 66 is definitely on its way out. Glenn Corbutt just can't channel enough of the Maharris magic and the writing is only hurting. Even a scenic venue that could give us some of that famous American travelogue doesn't seem to work. Tammy Grimes plays the part she's given well, but it isn't a compelling one. This, IMHO, is the worst episode in the series plain and simple. There is still more to come and I hope there will be that old flash of brilliance somewhere still. One can only hope.


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