Tod and Buz, driving through rural Missouri "about four hours out of Kansas City", decide to detour and go fishing. On the way they pick up a "Jonah" who carries "slapstick" bad luck ...
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Tod and Buz, driving through rural Missouri "about four hours out of Kansas City", decide to detour and go fishing. On the way they pick up a "Jonah" who carries "slapstick" bad luck wherever he goes. Unknowingly, he also carries an engagement ring which will determine whether or not his brother will be freed. Written by
Tod shows no interest in the fishing taking place all during the episode, leaving it to Jonah and Buz to fish. In real life, Martin Milner was such an avid angler he hosted his own radio show, "Let's Talk Hook-Up". See more »
This is the Most Lightweight Episode of the Entire Series
Basically this episode is just an excuse to showcase Buster Keaton, wearing his trademark hat, and having him go through pratfalls reminiscent of his silent film era that are not very elaborate and barely even amusing. The worst part about this is that they add in some cartoon like sound effects that are unnecessary and annoying. The one part where these routines could have been used more and have been worth it is in the climactic street fight sequence, but here they strangely decided to pull back making it culminate rather quickly. The story itself is paper thin and carries no momentum whatsoever.
Seeing Keaton in one of his last performances is this episodes only real selling point. It's fun to see such an old pro mixed in with the younger stars as well as their differing acting styles. However this episode is still one of the most threadbare and lightweight of the entire series.
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