In 1890, janitor Woodrow Mulligan uses his employers' invention to transport himself to the future. He imagines an Eden but finds a polluted, busy world that he doesn't find at all attractive. He meets Rollo who is also disgusted with the world he lives imagining life in the 1890s as idyllic. When Woodrow goes back to his own time Rollo goes with him but he is soon bored without any of the conveniences of modern life.Written by
Leslie Goodwins was uncredited for writing the fix-it shop episode more than a month after production of the episode had ended and the bulk of the photography was finished. He came down to do the pick ups. See more »
In the repair shop, when supposedly setting the dial on the time machine helmet to go back to 1890, one could see it was still set for 1962. See more »
Silent film star Buster Keaton stars as frustrated janitor Woodrow Mulligan, who lives in 1890 but yearns for better days. He will get his wish when he puts on a "time helmet" that an inventor made, and finds himself transported forward in time 70 years, where he is lost and confused in our modern world, but meets up with equally dissatisfied inventor Rollo(played by Stanley Adams) who plots to use the time helmet to transport himself back to 1890, with or without Mulligan... Experimental episode where the 1890 setting is told in complete silence, with captioned subtitles doesn't really work, feeling forced and pointless, but remains innocuous enough to be mildly amusing.
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