Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 36

Cavender Is Coming (25 May 1962)
"The Twilight Zone" Cavender Is Coming (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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Inept guardian angel Harmon Cavender is given a chance to earn his wings by helping an unconventional big city woman, the young, awkward Agnes Grep.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jesse White ...
Harmon Cavender
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Agnes Grep
Howard Smith ...
Polk
Frank Behrens ...
Stout
Sandra Gould ...
Woman #1
Albert Carrier ...
Frenchman
Barbara Morrison ...
Matron
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Danny Kulick ...
Child
Jack Younger ...
Truck Driver
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Inept guardian angel Harmon Cavender is given a chance to finally earn his wings by helping an unconventional big city woman, the young, awkward Agnes Grep, who has just been fired. Cavender doesn't ask her wishes, instead he puts her in posh clothes, provides her with a fortune, and moves her uptown to a fancy Park Avenue address. Written by David Stevens

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When the hotel drill instructor breaks in the new hostesses and then dispatches them to their assignments, one of the new recruits he calls on is "Burnett". See more »

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Field Rep: Actually, Cavender, there seems to be considerable question about the damage you can do with just arms and legs, not to mention your mouth.
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Candidate for worst ever TZ episode?
10 December 2007 | by (Bolton, England) – See all my reviews

It's interesting how often respectable drama TV writers come unstuck when it comes to writing out and out comedy. The likes of Nigel Kneale and J Michael Straczynski have demonstrated that it is a lot harder than it looks. So it is that Rod Serling's 'funny' episodes of "The Twilight Zone" are amongst his worst work.

"Cavender is Coming" is probably the weakest of the lot. No wonder it was not picked up for a series. It is a lumpen entry in the magical friend sub-genre, of which "Bewitched" and "I Dream of Jeanie" are the best known examples. Only Carol Burnett's endearing qualities make these twenty-two minutes bearable. The laugh-track is certainly annoying but even removing it doesn't improve matters much.


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