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Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star 

Henry Corwin, a department store Santa Claus, is fired from his job, but finds his toy sack is a magical deliverer of Christmas cheer. In "But Can She Type?," miserable secretary Karen ... See full summary »

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Bill Henderson ...
Older Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Henderson (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Mother of Little Boy (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Mrs. Beacham (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Businessman (segment "Night of the Meek")
Hugo Stanger ...
Dobson (segment "Night of the Meek")
Charles Sweigart ...
Bruno the Bartender (segment "Night of the Meek")
Wayne Morton ...
Manager (segment "Night of the Meek")
Monty Ash ...
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Younger Cop (segment "Night of the Meek")
Patricia Wilson ...
Woman Caroler (segment "Night of the Meek")
Wilson Camp ...
Man (segment "Night of the Meek")
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Boy (segment "Night of the Meek") (as Benjie Gregory)
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Henry Corwin, a department store Santa Claus, is fired from his job, but finds his toy sack is a magical deliverer of Christmas cheer. In "But Can She Type?," miserable secretary Karen Billings comes across a copy machine that transports her to a world where secretaries are adored and honored. And, in "The Star," space archaeologists stumble upon a planet whose civilization died about two thousand years ago when its star went super nova. Written by Good2Go

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Mr Dundee (William Atherton) receives a baseball signed by the 1961 New York Yankees, including Roger Maris. In real life, Maris died on December 14, 1985 at the age of 51, only six days before this episode was originally broadcast. See more »

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A Classic Retelling/True Human Value/Religious Claptrap
21 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this one an eight because of "The Night of the Meek." The Art Carney version is superior, but this one still ignites the screen. A man who drinks too much works as a store Santa. When he destroys the Santa set, he is fired on Christmas Eve. Suddenly, what appears to be a large garbage bag takes on major powers. The second part is about a secretary, played by Pam Dawber (Mindy from Mark and Mindy). She is harassed by her boss and treated as a second class employee, under the gun at every turn. Then, one night as she makes copies, something happens to change her life. Finally, an utterly worthless, trite effort, not worthy of this series.


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