The young Philip Marlow returns to the country railway station following his mother's death in London. Forty years on, Marlow the hospital patient still dreams about the homecoming and the frightening figure of the scarecrow that now erupts into the ward.
While in hospital with psoriasis, Marlow thinks back to the war when he was a little boy, and remembers seeing his mother having illicit sex in the Forest of Dean. His memories, his 30s style gumshoe fiction and his disease weave him an altered reality.
Pulp thriller writer Philip Marlow is in hospital with the skin complaint psoriasis, tormented by his past and threatened by his future. His memories, his 1930s-style gumshoe fiction and his disease weave him an altered reality.
You Can’t Do That on Television Season 7 Episode 20
Air Date: 1986-12-31
The Greatest Detective will not be seen at this time so that we may present...\n\nSome of the cast members, and a plate of Barth Burgers disappear, so the great Inspector Flusseau comes in to investigate.
When everyone is looking at Nanny\'s old photo album, Fozzie accidently spills cofee on an old picture of Nanny servng at a drive-through. The babies travel back in time, in a \"\"Back To The Future\"\" parody to re-take the picture of Nanny.
Live from New York, it\'s... William Shatner!\n\nSketches include \"The Mute Marine,\" \"Star Trek Seafood,\" \"Star Trek Convention,\" \"TJ Hooker,\" \"Sweeney Sisters Christmas,\" \"It\'s A Wonderful Life: The Lost Ending\" \"Frankie Toussaint\" (film), and \"Look at That!\"\n\nLone Justice performed \"Shelter\" and \"I Found Love.\" Buster Poindexter performed \"Zat You, Santa?\"
The kids are taking care of Caruther\'s pet mouse pewee while he is on vacation its rowlf\'s turn to put peewee back in his cage but he accidently leaves the door open and pewee escapes the kids go on a all night search for pewee before Nanny finds out.
Due to his past manipulations of Melissa\'s life, Lance\'s attempt to win control of The New Globe backfires. Richard overcomes Lance\'s ploy to control The New Globe by producing the man who framed Melissa, who demands that Lance move out. Emma brings Karlotti home to trace Wayne\'s spirit and begins to transfer her affections to the medium. Angela begins to believe that Lance framed her. Kit is reluctant to leave Tony for Guy and his plans of a fake suicide. Dan is able to break through Vicky\'s defenses. Maggie observes Chase\'s victory kiss from Gwen and has complications with her pregnancy.
Arriving at work one morning, Suzanne tells Julia, Mary Jo, and Charlene that when she tried to fire her maid, she put a voodoo death curse on her and proclaimed that Suzanne would be gone by midnight. Mary Jo invites Charlene, Julia and Suzanne to help her with Claudia\'s slumber party.
Gary goes to Jill\'s to get her some clothes. He sees her yearbook where her name is Dorothy Simpkins, and pictures of Peter that are signed \"\"for my sis.\"\" Home, Jill asks Gary to marry her, but he says he needs to get to know her better. Lilimae gives Abby a packet of cocaine she found in Olivia\'s car. Abby searches Olivia\'s room as Olivia is in the barn snorting coke. Abby follows Olivia and sees her buying drugs. Abby grabs her purse and dumps out the drugs. Greg wants Laura to have an abortion. Paige tells Mac and Karen that she faked her death to get away from her grandparents. They are not sure if they believe her. Karen researches and finds an obituary saying Paige died in a boating accident. Mac decides to call the Winston\'s, and Mr. Winston tells him to stop calling because it upsets Anne. Mac is surprised to hear that Anne is alive.
Live from New York, it\'s... Jon Lovitz!\n\nSketches include \"Iranian National Assembly,\" \"McSooshi,\" \"Derek Stevens\' Marketing Expert,\" \"Seducing a Blind Man,\" \"Sideshow Of The Stars,\" \"Movie Talk,\" a performance by Penn & Teller, \"The Back Page,\" \"Ditzy Actress,\" \"Bob Roberts\" (film), and \"Al-Anon.\"\n\nThe Pretenders perform and \"How Much Did You Pay For Your Soul?\" and \"Don\'t Get Me Wrong.\" Buster Poindexter performs \"Rockin\' Good Soul.\"
As Maggie fights her loneliness, Chase struggles to save his vineyards, and Angela strives for her freedom. Vicky allows her parent\'s problems to affect her relationship with Dan Fixx. As Chase\'s marital problems reflect on his campaign for county supervisor, he and Maggie face the facts about their troubled marriage. Even though Peter is troubled over Angela\'s innocence or guilt, he loyally stands by her. Richard is determined to defeat Lance\'s attempt at a takeover of The New Globe as the specter of Miss Jones begins to haunt him. Kit succumbs to Tony\'s charm, but is terrorized by Stafford.
The turmoil concerning Wes Parmalee sees J.R. and Clayton managing to find some common ground. Bobby shows up with the truth about Wes but someone else beats him to telling Miss Ellie the truth. Donna meets a charming senator. Pam forms a partnership with her brother. Jack manages to surprise Jamie.
Heather has become convinced that she\'s fat and decides to try diet pills, but when Marsha discovers them, she confiscates them. Meanwhile, Marsha has been studying for an exam and a bottle of amphetamines may just be what she needs to keep her alert.
Ben gives Abby his resignation. Greg tells him his job is to keep Peter\'s nose clean. Peter tells Ben that he is not Greg\'s puppet. Jean\'s lover asks her what Ben will do if he finds that she is no longer with the CIA. Michael is jealous when he sees Paige fawning over Peter at the Lotus Point Christmas Party and at the mall. He blames Karen. Abby shows up at Peter\'s nude under a Fur Coat. Karen leaves a message for Paige\'s grandparents, the Winstons. When Karen tells Paige, she flips out and says her grandparents hate her because they hated Mac. Mr. Winston calls Karen and says that she\'s sick, because Paige is dead. Laura tells Greg she is pregnant, and he\'s not happy. Olivia buys some drugs, and then Abby and Gary give her a sports car for Christmas. Olivia takes Lilimae for a ride, and they get into an accident.
Dr. Westphall tries to help an alcoholic poet he once admired; Dr. Craig puts his usual worst foot forward as he tries to persuade the Soviets to release Masha\'s husband; Rosenthal confronts McPhail about her drug problem; and Ehrlich makes friends with Papandrao\'s new boyfriend.
NOVA presents two hours of the best from its 14 seasons of exciting science coverage. A \"talking\" chimp, an exploding volcano and a sight-and-sound space video are but a few of the memorable segments. Richard Kiley hosts.
Dick and Joanna have an opportunity to shed their \'town newcomer\' status when Dick\'s asked to run a fundraiser for the local library. Dick, the former advertising executive, finds it a hard pill to swallow when his idea is rejected and Joanna\'s is unanimously applauded.
Jessica reluctantly agrees to do an interview for an old friend, Paula Roman, but is surprised when Kevin Keats, a journalist who had been doing a series of stories on an art dealer who was really a drug dealer, shows up to do the interview, complete with cameras and crew. After Kevin is presumed dead when a boat Amos chartered for him explodes, Cabot Cove explodes with press and paparazzi, and the citizens blame Jessica for all the problems it causes, demanding that she solve the mystery. Unfortunately, once Keats is revealed to be alive and well, the real question is who the true target was.
Sketches include \"\"Stumblebums,\"\" \"\"I\'m Me! (And You\'re Not...)\"\" (musical number), \"\"Ronald Reagan,\"\" \"\"Under the Couch Cushion,\"\" \"\"The Eggshell Family,\"\" \"\"The Pat Stevens Show,\"\" \"\"Halsey & Roarke British Customs,\"\" \"\"Ed Meets the Devil,\"\" \"\"Church Lady,\"\" \"\"Steve Martin\'s Holiday Wishes,\"\" and \"\"The Amazing Alexander, The World\'s Greatest Hypnotist\"\".\n\nRandy Newman performed \"\"Longest Night\"\" and \"\"Roll With The Punches.\"\"
So much ado by the Valeyard and the Master over the Doctor\'s death makes the Doctor wary of being made decoy for some other, truer target. Continuing in the Matrix itself, he may find both them and the answers he seeks.
Maggie\'s determination to keep her baby, regardless of the consequences, further alienates her from her family. Cole is adamant about leading his life away from the family, and Maggie has no choice but to give him her blessing. Vicki goes to see Dan Fixx, whom her parents disapprove. Chase accepts his wife\'s views on her upcoming motherhood. Angela attends Karlotti\'s seance, which is instrumental in giving Lance control of Emma\'s holdings. Chase and Tony discover vineyards contaminated from the dumping at Tuscany Downs, with evidence pointing to Angela\'s conspiracy to ruin her rivals. Fixx confides in Vicky. Lance moves to take over The Globe.
Wesley is competing in a spelling bee at school and one of his female opponents\' cozies up to him but her intentions are hardly innocent. Meanwhile, Mr. Belvedere puts the Owens family on a strict budget after their spending habits get out of hand.
The dinner is perfect, the champagne flows, Julia is presented with a single rose, and on a lark she and her current beau Reese get married. The next morning both parties regret their hastiness, and Reese appears with annulment papers. An argument ensues, and Julia finally agrees to sign the papers, thereby annuling their marriage and their entire relationship.
Greg makes out a will for Peter with him as the beneficiary. Abby brings Sylvia to stay with the Sumners. Jill tells Peter that she\'ll cover for him, but their relationship is over. Paige reject Michael and he takes it out on Karen. Paige agrees to go to a movie with him as \"\"friends\"\", but stands him up when Peter asks her out. Peter cancels a date with Abby to meet Paige. Jean gives Ben cash for his \"\"services\"\". Lilimae finds it while doing laundry and show Val. Ben tells her it\'s the office pool. Val\'s worried about Ben\'s strange behavior. Greg offers Ben a job. He doesn\'t want to take it, but does when Jean threatens his family. Karen finds a letter that Anne wrote to Mac about Paige\'s birth, but they suspect Paige wrote it herself, and wonder if she\'s lying about anything else. In a cemetery, there is a tombstone that says \"\"Paige Matheson, 1967-1985.\"\"
Fiscus awakens but is deeply depressed, despite a visit from his father; Dr. Craig returns to work and his office, disregarding Dr. Kiem\'s feelings; Dr. Westphall decides to stop seeing Novino and his moving man comes in for a penile implant.