Don and Pat Carter are on their honeymoon when their car breaks down in the small town of Ridgeview, Ohio. They have a few hours to spare while their car is being repaired and spend time in the diner. There they find a fortune-telling machine, a game where you can ask a question and for a penny will spit out an innocuous answer. When the machine apparently begins to predict events - Don's promotion at work, a near accident on the street outside - a superstitious Don becomes infatuated with the device threatening his marriage and his future with Pat. Written by
I really like this episode. Most of the TZ episodes are good. I agree with most of the other posts on this one.
The thing I wanted to add was something about that jukebox in the background. My parents own one that is the same model. It is a Wurlitzer model 1050. I was very surprised to see the same model in an episode. They have owned theirs since the 60s.
Anyway, if you watch the jukebox throughout the episode, they have turned it off during the closeup shots. There is a light at the top towards the back that is on and off throughout the episode. This would probably qualify as a goof.
The other thing is, the particular model had to search out the disc and then bring it up for play. It would not have come on as fast as it does in this episode.
That is a bit of a long winded explanation, but oh well. We have had that machine in our family for over 40 years. It's cool to see one on a TV show.
Now, the fortune machine...I have never seen one like that anywhere.
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