The show opens at the concert of a goth rock star named Moloch, who is performing his new song, "Devil Take Me." Ponch and Hot Dog are hired to escort him to his concerts in the area (as well as keep the press and protesters away). As Moloch leaves the concert in his hearse (decorated with demonic pictures and the number 666), a mysterious voice comes over the car's tape player, "Moloch Must Die!" Moloch is freaked out, but then sees that he's lost his brakes and that the steering mechanism has also been severed, leaving him a sitting duck in a car that quickly goes out of control. As the car quickly fills with toxic smoke, Ponch and Hot Dog see what is happening and rescue Moloch just in time. Moloch -- who off-stage is Mickey Northagen -- is spooked and wants to know what's going on. His manager, Vincent, seems concerned as well, but the officers are skeptical because when the tape is played, no one can hear the mysterious, demonic messages calling for Moloch's death. Meanwhile, ...
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Did You Know?
This Halloween themed episode was originally broadcast on Halloween night. See more
Consumer tape players such as the one used by Poncherello and Nelson could not play cassette tapes in reverse. Grossman later details the professional-level equipment he used to analyze the tape. See more
Moloch must die. Moloch will die. Moloch is dead with his fiery breath.
Devil Take Me
Performed by Don Most
Music by Larry Mollin
Lyrics by Carol Connors See more