Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 31

The Chaser (13 May 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" The Chaser (original title)

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A young man obsessed with winning over an uninterested beauty gets more than he bargained for when he buys a love potion to gain her affection.

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Prof. A. Daemon
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George Grizzard ...
Roger Shackleforth
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Homburg
Marjorie Bennett ...
Old Woman
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Roger Shackleforth is madly in love with a beautiful young woman, Leila, who wants nothing to do with him. Monopolizing the pay phone in a diner, someone waiting to make a call refers him to Professor A. Daemon, a seller of books and various potions. When Roger learns that he can buy a love potion for $1, he jumps at the opportunity. The Professor tries to subtly warn him off but he happily buys the potion anyways. It certainly works on Leila but after six months, Roger is back to the Professor to find a solution to his new life. Written by garykmcd

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The only first-season episode that was not written by one of the Big Three (Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson). See more »

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Professor A. Daemon: What is it you want?
Roger Shackleforth: Oh, nothing.
Professor A. Daemon: Nothing I don't supply. Something is my specialty. Anything is what you get here.
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Version of Tales from the Crypt: Loved to Death (1991) See more »

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A potion for all time!
17 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a particularly memorable episode for me. Perhaps because I was a love-starved kid at time, but this is the one I remember the most and made George Grizzard a name I would remember eternally. To think that a love potion would only be a dollar purchase but a bottle of remover would cost a thousand. Yet, the twist of a Twilight Zone is the medicine that makes it all so palatable... or should I say potable? Whatever the case, Patricia Barry was one of my early TV crushes mainly due to this sweet treat from Rod Serling and the gang at CBS! And to think, it was the same network that premiered my other favorite show of that time,. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Yet another story of a lovesick shlub of a teenager and his never-ending conquest of the elusive object of desire... the babe!


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