- Episode aired Mar 22, 1960
A guilt-ridden murderer looks in a mirror and sees the image of a mute clown drawing near to throttle him.A guilt-ridden murderer looks in a mirror and sees the image of a mute clown drawing near to throttle him.A guilt-ridden murderer looks in a mirror and sees the image of a mute clown drawing near to throttle him.
Pippo was quite convincing.
Pippo the Clown is played by a mute person (Mickey Shaughnessy) who is distributing balloons to advertise the S and S carnival nearby. He meets a young, sweet and very pretty blonde girl (Yvette Mimeux) and they hit it off. He is able to make her laugh with his pantomime. Unbeknownst to him, her husband Tom Regan (Christopher Dark) is jealous and foul tempered. He had just lectured his wife on flirting with some men at a bar they are visiting. What is he doing bringing his wife who is under 21 to a bar? Pippo is just entertaining his wife, but the husband gets enraged anyway. Pippo likes his wife's silky hair as it is smooth and soft, so the husband cuts it off grabbing a pair of scissors the clown had in order to give it to him. What makes it quite good is Pippo has two large front teeth painted on, but his real mouth is just above it as we find out that he's mute. The story leads to a deadly confrontation at the carnival and Pippo is accused of killing the girl. However, what happens to the husband afterward is what goes "One Step Beyond." John Newland returns in the epilogue to make sure everyone understands the circumstances.
- Jan 21, 2019
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