Julius Moomer, a talentless self-promoting hack who dreams of becoming a successful television writer, uses a book of magic to summon William Shakespeare to write dramatic teleplays that ...
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Julius Moomer, a talentless self-promoting hack who dreams of becoming a successful television writer, uses a book of magic to summon William Shakespeare to write dramatic teleplays that Moomer will pass off as his own. Shakespeare becomes irritated by Moomer's lack of appreciation and is even more appalled when he discovers the changes wrought on his plays by cynical television executives. Written by
When Julius says that Shakespeare has been dead for 1000 years, Shakespeare replies, "Tis true..." but at the time of the episode, Shakespeare had only been dead for about 350 years. See more »
Hey Will, Will. Will. Hey wait a minute, Will. Wait a minute. What you doing? You're gonna louse up the whole deal. What am I going to say to them in there? What am I gonna tell them?
Tell them simply that foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun. It shines everywhere.
Act 3, Scene 1, Twelfth Night.
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This episode cracked me up! It was nice to watch a lighter Twilight Zone, but still have that other-worldly feeling. Keep an eye out for Burt Reynolds, he does a spot-on Marlon Brando impression... it is pretty amazing and very comical! John Williams plays William Shakespeare... he was in Dial M For Murder and is really great! Jack Weston is great as Julius Moomer who yearns to be a better writer in order to keep his job. I couldn't place him until I checked on his name and I remembered him from Dirty Dancing... Anyways, if you are looking for a Rod Serling-written episode that makes you think but also will give you a chuckle, check out "The Bard."
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