Monday, January 14, 2013

Death Deals

It only took me the second week to fall behind. Late or not, here's a response to another very good episode.

"One for the Angels" is enjoyable mostly because of Ed Wynn's performance.

We, the audience, don't want to die. We also don't want this nice man to die. Give him a few more years to make some more children happy.

The kicker moment in the episode is when Wynn cheats death, gaining immortality. He's found the loophole W.C. Fields was reportedly looking for on his deathbed.

Things could have gone really dark at that moment.

Instead, we get Death conning the con man. It all wraps up in a very emotionally satisfying package. I'm pretty sure that St. Peter was wearing a new tie the next morning.

1 comment:

  1. If it were a comic book, Wynn would have accepted the child's death, then turned to a life of superherodom to make up for his error in judgment once he came to his senses. "The man who cannot die, yet cannot live...with HIMSELF."