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Hitch did some really good work on the television series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." This topic is a place to discuss, share favorites, etc.

 

To get us started, note that there were 17 episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” directed by Hitchcock:

 

1.     Revenge (02/Oct/1955) — *1.1 (*Season.Episode)

2.     Breakdown (13/Nov/1955) — 1.5

3.     The Case of Mr. Pelham (04/Dec/1955) — 1.10

4.     Back for Christmas (04/Mar/1956) — 1.23

5.     Wet Saturday (30/Sep/1956) — 2.1

6.     Mr. Blanchard's Secret (23/Dec/1956) — 2.13

7.     One More Mile to Go (07/Apr/1957) — 2.28

8.     The Perfect Crime (20/Oct/1957) — 3.3

9.     Lamb to the Slaughter (13/Apr/1958) — 3.28

10.  Dip in the Pool (01/Jun/1958) — 3.35

11.  Poison (05/Oct/1958) — 4.1

12.  Banquo's Chair (03/May/1959) — 4.29

13.  Arthur (27/Sep/1959) — 5.1

14.  The Crystal Trench (04/Oct/1959) — 5.2

15.  Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat (27/Sep/1960) — 6.1

16.  The Horse Player (14/Mar/1961) — 6.22

17.  Bang! You're Dead (17/Oct/1961) — 7.22

 

Do you have favorites?

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Lamb to the Slaughter, if it's the story  I think it is I think it the best.  However, I really haven't seen many of the TV series shows.  As I recall, the wife hits her husband in the head with a frozen leg of lamb during an argument and kills him.  She then pops the leg of lamb into the oven.  The detectives arrive and look for the murder weapon that killed the husband.  The detectives have been there a while, at least long enough for the roast to be ready to eat.  The wife politely asks the detectives if they would like to stay and have dinner.  They are still trying to figure out what killed her husband so they decide to stay and have dinner.  While the detectives talk about the evidence and try to determine what killed him, they sit and eat the murder weapon. It is so Hitchcock.  Ironic, morbid, and funny.  It has always been the one most people remember too. 

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4 hours ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

Does anyone know why the two episodes featuring Steve McQueen -- Man from the South and Human Interest Story -- are not being shown on Peacock?

 

Don't really know the answer, but I will add the observation that those episodes were also skipped in the syndication run on MeTV. MeTV is up to the 7th season, its last for AHP, and more than a couple were skipped. Some of this last season were uninspired, and I hadn't been inclined to run them down elsewhere. Thanks for the dailymotion pointers.

Usually the syndication gaps have big name stars in them who, I guess, could have gotten them pulled from circulation.

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4 hours ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour are being shown on Peacock, the NBCUniversal streaming service.

Does anyone know why the two episodes featuring Steve McQueen -- Man from the South and Human Interest Story -- are not being shown on Peacock?

It's because Steve McQueen was WAY too cool to be on ANYTHING known as "Peacock", THAT'S why!

Any other questions??? ;)

Well in that case, I've got one. 

This "Eucalpytus P. Millstone" name here. Love it. It sounds like a character Groucho might've played in some movie, but I know it's not or at least I don't think it is, anyway. And so, what's the genesis of this?

(...and btw...welcome to the boards)

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On 7/6/2021 at 7:14 PM, Dargo said:

This "Eucalpytus P. Millstone" name here. Love it. It sounds like a character Groucho might've played in some movie, but I know it's not or at least I don't think it is, anyway. And so, what's the genesis of this?

(...and btw...welcome to the boards)

Dargo,

Thank you for the welcome!

Eucalpytus P. Millstone (which could also have well been a euphonious appellation for a W.C. Fields character) is my variation on Jubilation T.  Cornpone -- the marvelous, melodious moniker conjured by cartoonist and satirist extraordinaire Al Capp.

 

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2 minutes ago, Eucalpytus P. Millstone said:

Dargo,

Thank you for the welcome!

Eucalpytus P. Millstone (which could also have well been a euphonious appellation for a W.C. Fields character) is my variation on Jubilation T.  Cornpone -- the marvelous, melodious moniker conjured by cartoonist and satirist extraordinaire Al Capp.

Jubliation_T_Cornpone.JPG

Aaah, yes!

Ya know I think the Al Capp character's name did kind'a vaguely roll around inside my head in association when I first spotted your choice as a handle around here, and what with their mutual number of syllables and the middle initial.

(...and good point about it also sounding like a  W.C. Fields character too)

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Hello, my name is Marc Strauss, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Media, Southeast Missouri State University. Along with my co-host, Joel Gunz (Alfred Hitchcock Geek), we are hosting a blended in-person & zoom Alfred Hitchcock conference on the Outer Cape of Massachusetts on Fr-Sa-Su, October 1 – 3, 2021, entitled What’s It All About, Alfie?: Hitchcock’s Lessons in Love.

 

Boasting numerous internationally acclaimed Hitchcock scholars such as Sidney Gottlieb, Lesley Brill, Patricia White, Thomas Leitch, Walter Raubicheck, Steven DeRosa, Tony Lee Moral, Norman Buckley, and many others, we would like to invite you to share our website and attendance information with interested colleagues and students during the summer and early fall: https://www.hitchcon.org/.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Yours in the arts,

 

Marc Strauss

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