A recently deceased man gets a lesson about his worth in life from a higher power.


Jay Sandrich


Lan O'Kun


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Episode cast overview:
Jack Klugman ... Packy Rowe
Bob Newhart ... God
Larry Gelman ... Benny Winkles
Steve Franken ... Interviewee


A recently deceased man gets a lesson about his worth in life from a higher power.

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one of the small gems of 1/2 hour television
11 July 2013 | by n-david-blocherSee all my reviews

Can't bring myself to erase my Betamax copy of this gem (yes, I still have a Betamax and an auto-reverse Laser Disc Player to watch The 12 Chairs and Scorchers and others that didn't make DVD) Klugman as a small-time talent agent who never did anything notable but consistently treated his acquaintances as human beings...

Will God, with the "beatific" smile,(NEWHART), let him in?

These Paulist production gems illuminated very difficult moral choices. The one with Elizabeth Ashley and Bill Bixby as parents with a child who is clearly the victim of abuse was also top notch.

Andrew Duggan as a smug high-end suburban type thinking he is being progressive by selling his McMansion to a black couple, only to find the only reason they want to be there is the schools, not the neighbors.

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29 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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