SEASON 2 EPISODE 27. (49)

"The Clown"
March 22 1960.

** Spoiler Alert **

SYNOPSIS: A mean-spirited husband accuses his young wife of being cheap and indecent when she befriends
Pippo, a mute clown from the nearby S & S Carnival. In a fit of jealous rage, the husband stabs his wife with
Pippos's scissors and kills her. Soon after the murder, which is pinned on the innocent clown, the guilty husband
begins to see the vengeful Clown's reflection everywhere: in a mirror, in windows, and even in water.

COMMENTARY: This drama is a scary little work that selects a special icon of terror (Pippo the clown) and drops
him into a marital dispute between two interesting and well-drawn characters, one kind and sweet, the other nasty
and brutish. The husband is obsessed with the idea that his wife could be unfaithful to him . . .


For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
                  "An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":

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