While West gets a shave at the barbershop, he becomes anesthetized by a hot towel and awakens in a fun-house. West soon learns of a series of kidnappings with clues leading to a traveling ... See full summary »
While West gets a shave at the barbershop, he becomes anesthetized by a hot towel and awakens in a fun-house. West soon learns of a series of kidnappings with clues leading to a traveling circus. There, West encounters the demented Dr. Miguelito Loveless with his latest invention, a powerful mechanized man. After the mechanical man knocks out West, places him in a coffin and throws the agent into a river, Loveless plans to hold a mock trial for his abducted victims and sentence them to death. Written by
The use of the "Monday's Child" poem that is integral to the plot switches the attributes of Friday's Child and and Saturday's Child. The traditional poem goes like this:
Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
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Judge Alonzo Fairlie:
You're mad, of course.
Dr. Miguelito Loveless:
Observe the classical magistrate's mind at work, Delilah. The judge does not understand me, ergo I am mad. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dr. Miguelito Loveless. I plead guilty to being dictatorial, vain, short-tempered, occasionally unreasonable, always... always a helpless admirer of all that is rare and fine in nature and art. But mad... no sir that I will not permit.
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This was the last appearance of Michael Dunn (his 10th episode) on Wild Wild West. It is his only one without Ross Martin, but he fills the void quite nicely. Jeremy Pike & Col. Richmond are both here to help Jim West with an outrageous plot.
Loveless is out to extract revenge on everybody who has given him grief in his life including Jim West. The opening sequence includes Loveless & his lovely helper Deliah in a Barber shop putting West to sleep & into a crazy dream about what Loveless is about to do. When West wakes up from his dream, the lovely Deliah is about 40 years older & grayer. The plot advances from here.
Richmond, Pike & West start putting together a strange series of kidnappings which eventually add up to Loveless. Loveless is operating out of a circus this time, with all the victims in cages awaiting the capture of the last one, Saturday's child who brawny & brave - West- before Loveless plans to do them in. All this script is based upon a nursery rhyme with Loveless filling in the blanks near the end of the show.
While some of the special effects here don't live up to the quality of some of the other episodes, & some are recycled from earlier shows (The Wild Wild West went green in the 1960's), they way it is done here is still entertaining. The court sequence with all it's action at the end is quite good.
Loveless goes out in a real splash, drinking rare Cognac the entire show, and then being fired out of a cannon at the end with his last line being "there will be another time, another time." Sadly, this was it but this 10th show is definitely worth the look.
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