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Jodie and Maggie are rescued from their dungeon prison, after which she proposes marriage; Jodie visits a psychiatrist who puts him under hypnosis, leaving him an elderly Jew; Chester and ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Jimmy Baio Jimmy Baio ... Billy Tate
Nancy Bond Nancy Bond ... Nurse
Thomas Callaway ... Phillip
Billy Crystal ... Jodie
Michael Currie Michael Currie ... Governor
Cathryn Damon ... Mary Campbell
Nancy Dolman ... Annie Selig
Sheldon Feldner Sheldon Feldner ... Perkins
Howard George Howard George ... Reporter #2
Katherine Helmond ... Jessica Tate
Barbara Lang Barbara Lang ... Pookie
Robert Mandan ... Chester Tate
Joe Mantegna ... Juan One
Ralph Manza ... Digger
Barbara Rhoades ... Maggie Chandler


Jodie and Maggie are rescued from their dungeon prison, after which she proposes marriage; Jodie visits a psychiatrist who puts him under hypnosis, leaving him an elderly Jew; Chester and Annie celebrate their getting married, but his jealousy over Jessica will not end; Mary reconciles with her forgiving sister, then walks out on her high and mighty husband, telling him she doesn't like him anymore. Written by Kevin Olzak

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Comedy | Romance







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23 March 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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[Jodie has learned that psychotherapy could take years]
Dr. Rudolph: Mr. Dallas, there are no shortcuts.
Jodie: What about hypnosis? I read that some woman someplace was brought back to another life or something and in a matter of moments, it became why she cried every time she wore a hat.
Dr. Rudolph: Hypnotherapy is a tool, but it's not always effective, Mr. Dallas. There are dangers.
Jodie: Like what?
Dr. Rudolph: Well, it is conceivable that I couldn't bring you back. You could actually get locked into another time period. Then I'd get sued up...
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Episode 83 features a quick honeymoon for Chester and Annie
17 May 2010 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Episode 83,the third one-hour Monday broadcast,begins with Burt,Billy,Dutch,El Puerco,Juan One,and The Major rescuing Jodie and Maggie from the dungeon,with Saunders saving little Wendy by delivering the final blow to the Minja guard(the most unbelievably simple-minded conclusion to an extended plot line that lasted 4 months).The long-imprisoned Digger(Ralph Manza)asks Burt how President Eisenhower is doing,with the reply being that Ike has passed on(Digger:"oh my God,that means that Nixon is President!") Mary has been seeing a doctor for fainting spells,which allows her to reconcile with her sister(Jessica:"Mary,when we broke up I just didn't know what to do because I couldn't talk to my best friend and tell her about my sister and I couldn't go to my sister and tell her about my best friend because you were both and I didn't have anyone to talk was just one of those times when there was no terrific thing to do,and to tell me or not to tell me,both of them were terrible!") Dining at a Japanese restaurant(with Fred Iwasaki back for a third episode as The Chef),Maggie proposes marriage to Jodie,who wants to be sure that he's no longer gay and can make her life happy,deciding to see a psychiatrist,Dr.Rudolph(the delightful George Wyner),who believes he can become famous using Jodie as a test subject("I did have to take that ridiculous oath!"); under hypnosis,the mesmerized Jodie wakes up a 90-year-old Jew named Julius Kassendorf,living in the 1950's(Jodie:"you wake me up in time for THE RIFLEMAN!").Danny confronts Burt about Gwen's disappearance,leaving behind a note saying that she couldn't marry him because she doesn't love him; initially concerned,Burt forgets about Danny once the Governor phones him to set up a golf date.The Governor(Michael Currie)introduces his wife Pookie(Barbara Lang)during a visit to the Campbell household,somewhat spoiled by Mary's near-fatal(but impressively funny)tumble down the stairs; she insists that it was her new shoes,but an unconvinced Burt believes that she was drunk,forcing her to walk out on the husband who no longer shows any affection for her(Mary:"don't worry about me ruining you because I can't,you've already done that don't listen anymore,you're never here anymore,you don't care anymore,I don't like you anymore!") Chester and Annie announce that they are now married,but the honeymoon is over when he quickly becomes ultra-jealous of El's newfound intimacy with Jessica,even calling his beautiful young bride a slut,just as everyone else has(Annie:"Chester,you're a horrible,horrible man!") A disgruntled Eunice(who becomes nauseated at the thought of making love to her husband)paints a portrait of crabbiness,with Dutch complaining to everyone that their sex life is "in the toilet." His latest disguises include an ape,Cyrano de Bergerac,and a thief with a stocking over his head(at least Eunice thought the thief was Dutch).

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