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 ... See full summary »

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Julius Moomer
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Sadie
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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 laird-3

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This episode takes place in June 1963. See more »

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The bus driver spends far more time watching Julius than would be considered safe. Also if a bus driver throws everyone off for acting weird he would have very few passengers, which may explain why there are so few other passengers seen. See more »

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William Shakespeare: [In response to Julius Moomer being at a loss for words after discovering Williams Shakespeare has appeared] He speaks yet he says nothing. Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2.
[Trumpets sound, this is a paraphrase as Romeo was the original speaker and used she instead of he]
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The Hack
4 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Last broadcast episode of the fourth season stars Jack Weston as Julius Moomer, a talentless hack TV writer who wont stop bothering his agent for jobs, so to get him out of the office, promises him a script if he can devise something worthwhile out of a black magic pilot. Sold on the idea, Julius finds a real book on black magic and somehow conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare(played by John Williams) who is not impressed by modern Hollywood or Moomer, though he does have ideas... Dud episode is among the worst, featuring forced and unfunny comedy, a most silly ending, and Weston hamming it up with more relish than mustard...


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