Thriller: Season 2, Episode 21

Cousin Tundifer (19 Feb. 1962)

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Mass murderer's descendant plots quicker inheritance options when his ill, rich uncle Pontifex, takes up with Queenie De Lyte, a stripper turned art fancier. A psychologist cured Pontifex's... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Miles Tundifer
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Queenie de Lyte
Pontifex Tundifer
Jack Passasstroy
Dayton Lummis ...
Millard Braystone
Hallene Hill ...
The Old Woman
Cyril Delevanti ...
The Old Man
Chet Stratton ...
Alfred Marvin, Ph.D.
Bart Patton ...
The Young Workman, Joe
Jim Bannon ...
The Police Lieutenant
Clem Bevans ...
The Old Gaffer
Edgar Dearing ...
The Police Sergeant


Mass murderer's descendant plots quicker inheritance options when his ill, rich uncle Pontifex, takes up with Queenie De Lyte, a stripper turned art fancier. A psychologist cured Pontifex's obsession with restoring ancient family homes, destroying nephew Tundifer's hope of having Pontifex declared incompetent. Tundifer looks exactly like his evil ancestor, a portrait of whom hangs in one family mansion, whose expensive renovation may include a portal to a prior century. Written by David Stevens

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The old mansion that Miles Tundifer enters will have a very famous address starting in 1964, it will be know as 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the home of the Munsters (1964). See more »

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Edward Andrews back for a third time
20 May 2009 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

After "A Good Imagination" and "A Third for Pinochle", Edward Andrews plays his third and final comic villain in episode 58 "Cousin Tundifer." This time as Miles Tundifer, scheming to rid himself of a rich, eccentric uncle (Vaughn Taylor, previously seen in "Choose a Victim"), who enjoys restoring old houses as a way of regaining his own youth. Miles discovers that his uncle's latest mansion can actually transport its occupants back to the year 1890, so long as it's a Tundifer walking into the living room. What he doesn't realize is that his resemblance to a murderous ancestor may be his undoing. One year earlier, Buster Keaton had done a similar time travel story on THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode "Once Upon a Time," only he went forward from the 1890's to the present day. All three roles, however similar, were tailor-made for Edward Andrews, who always rhapsodized about about how much he enjoyed doing them.

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