5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of July 11
Jan invents a boyfriend, Festus makes his debut, Neil Simon has a cameo and much more!
As summer heats up, there's all the more reason to stay cool inside with some classic television. This week, we spotlight a mix of comedy and suspense that features debuts and goodbyes, cameos and ghosts.
The Brady Bunch "The Not-So-Ugly Duckling"
Wednesday 13 at 7AM | 6C
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! Jan is broken up as her crush has eyes only for Marcia. So she does what Jan does best and makes up a fake boyfriend, "George Glass."
Gunsmoke "Us Haggens"
Wednesday 13 at 1PM | 12C
It's the debut of Festus! The adored Ken Curtis character made his first appearance in this season eight episode. The soon-to-be deputy has a slightly different persona early on, one that is less comedic and wilier.
Wednesday 13 at 12:30AM | 11:30C
"Dachau… why do we keep it standing?" a doctor asks at the close of this Holocaust tale. Rod Serling answers that question as only he can, with ghosts and plot twists, as an aging Nazi meeting his reckoning. "It is not revenge — it is justice," a victim of the concentration camp tells him.
Star Trek "Wolf in the Fold"
Saturday 16 at 9PM | 8C
Pulp and crime writer extraordinaire Robert Bloch dreamt up some of the least–Star Trek Star Trek episodes. His scripts injected a welcome dose of horror, as in the classic witchery of Catspaw. Here, his script shines a spotlight on Scotty, who is framed for murder. Naturally, the engineer is innocent. Spoiler: It was the evil Jack the Ripper entity that did it. Good thing the murderous energy being doesn't know that Pi is infinite.
The Odd Couple "Two on the Aisle"
Sunday 17 at 10PM | 9C
In the first episode of season five, the final season for this classic sitcom that constantly teetered on the edge of cancelation, Penny Marshall's character, Myrna, quits her job as Oscar's secretary. However, she returned for one final episode, "Two on the Aisle," which sees Oscar become a theater critic. The plot allows Odd Couple creator Neil Simon to make a cameo!