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Episode #1.3 

Lester (Ian Buchanan) plots to humiliate Betty (Marla Rubinoff) in a quiz show segment, both by rigging the game and by pitting her and her grade school teach Mrs. Thissle (Diana Bellamy) ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Fisk

Writer:

Robert Engels
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Buchanan ... Lester Guy
Nancye Ferguson Nancye Ferguson ... Ruth Trueworthy
Miguel Ferrer ... Bud Budwaller
Gary Grossman ... Bert Schein
Mel Johnson Jr. ... Mickey
Marvin Kaplan ... Dwight McGonigle
David L. Lander ... Valdja Gochktch
Kim McGuire ... Nicole Thorne
Marla Rubinoff ... Betty Hudson (as Marla Jeanette Rubinoff)
Tracey Walter ... 'Blinky' Watts
Diana Bellamy ... Ethel Thissle
Richard Riehle ... Dr. Winky
Charles Tyner ... Professor R. Answer
Peter Pitofsky ... Worker #1
Irwin Keyes ... Shorty the Stagehand
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Storyline

Lester (Ian Buchanan) plots to humiliate Betty (Marla Rubinoff) in a quiz show segment, both by rigging the game and by pitting her and her grade school teach Mrs. Thissle (Diana Bellamy) against Professor Answer (Charles Tyner), the man with the highest IQ ever measured. Mrs. Thissle dominates the game until, during a commercial break, she realizes that she is live on the air and comes down with instant crushing stage fright. Producer Mr. McGonigle (Marvin Kaplan), suffering an overdose of allergy medication, steps in. They win the game but are about to forfeit their winnings until they accidentally hit upon the answer to the final mystery question.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lynch/Frost Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was the last original episode broadcast on ABC. See more »

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