Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 36

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

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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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Jesse White ...
Harmon Cavender
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Agnes Grep
Howard Smith ...
Polk
Frank Behrens ...
Stout
Sandra Gould ...
Albert Carrier ...
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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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The $23,367.19 placed in Agnes Grep's account in 1962 had the same purchasing power as $177,000 in 2012. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: Small message of reassurance to that horizontal young lady: don't despair, help is en route. It's coming in an odd form from a very distant place, but it's, nonetheless, coming.
Narrator: [continuing narration, subsequent to extensive character dialogue] Submitted for your approval, the case of one Miss Agnes Grep, put on Earth with two left feet, an overabundance of thumbs, and a propensity for falling down manholes. In a moment, she will be up to her jaw in miracles, wrought by ...
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More likely to inspire atheism than laughter..
10 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Remember that old comedy show where the hapless angel would help a different oddball in distress every week? Thank God you don't. I'm only glad this intended pilot show never left the runway. I don't know anything about eschatology but the idea of a heaven where Howard Smith, the 'push push push' guy from 'A Stop At Willoughby' is a senior angel with ropey wings is enough to make me prefer any other fate the Zone depicted.

Happily almost no one remembers this terrible idea where by Rod Serling no less would have moved into Mr Ed type territory of lame television. There is no genuine attempt at comedy even though Carol Burnett as Cavender's first help recipient almost manages to make it feel like comedy.


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