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
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A word to the wise now to any and all who might suddenly feel the presence of a cigar-smoking helpmate who takes bankbooks out of thin air. If you're suddenly aware of any such celestial aids, it means that you're under the beneficent care of one Harmon Cavender, guardian angel. And this message from the Twilight Zone: lotsa luck!
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It seems that when I read reviews for "The Twilight Zone" that are the least critical of individual episodes, they are invariably slapped with 'not helpfuls'--even though, in a few cases, the show DID make a stinker episode. Two of the three reviews for this episode disliked it strongly (and they should have)--yet they were slapped with many 'not helpfuls'. Perhaps there is a core group of fans who cannot accept criticism of any episodes--but this one clearly deserves criticism. It is bad in most every way and did not belong in the series. The first problem was it looked and felt nothing like an episode of "The Twilight Zone" but was just some pilot for a goofy paranormal comedy. The next problem is that it was really, really dumb--making shows like "I Dream of Jeanie" and "Bewitched" look like classics. Frankly, putting Carol Burnett in such an inferior pilot for a series is a great waste of her talents and I assume she cringes every time she sees it on television.
The episode is a twist on IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE--with the main character liking her messed up life and the angel trying to show her how wonderful life CAN be if she lets him change it. Frankly, it's terribly written and dumb--and totally out of place in the series. Such inappropriate elements to the show are the sped up speech that is supposed to be funny in the party scene, goofy sound effects, cheap sets of Heaven and it tried too hard to be too cute. Yecch!
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