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Rate "I of Newton"
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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:02 am 
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Episode 12.2 - I of Newton

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Original Air Date: December 13, 1985
Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Ron Glass
Writer: Alan Brennert (from a story by Joe Haideman)
Director: Ken Gilbert

A frazzled mathematics professor accidentally invokes a hellish curse and omnipotent - and very hip - Demon materializes to claim his soul.



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A great one, a 10, the ending really came as a surprise, it was so simple but very effective.


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Funny, quirky episode here -- quite the opposite of the previous segment. Very clever vignette, and I love the continuously changing statements on the demon's shirt.

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A 10 from me. Brilliant in every way. from the casting, the script to the punchline. Truly a classic!

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This one is always in my top 3 of the new Twilight Zone episodes. It's one of the shorter ones, at 8 minutes, but wow! This was an intentional comedy, a 7-minute running joke that ends with a whammy of a punch line. It was perfectly executed, a classic combo of deft direction and pitch-perfect acting, by the only two actors of the piece, Sherman Hemsley and Ron Glass.
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I was really taken by the style and approach of the episode as it progressed. There are the changing slogans on the demon's T-Shirt, yes. But, more, the dialog is incredibly entertaining. This is another one I watch over & over because it never stops being enjoyable. I recall, the first time I saw this, I didn't expect much from the ending. I thought, yeah, this is very funny but how can they conclude it to match the first 7 minutes? Bam! They did it!

For what it is, it's pretty much perfect: a 10 from me


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9. 4 and a half out of 5. Very clever and funny.


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Also a great way to end the hour which started with Her Pilgrim Soul. This might be the best hour of the whole series.


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definitely A sHERMAN hEMSLEY EPSIODE :twisted:


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