5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of May 22
Hollywood legends Orson Welles, Bette Davis and Charo make for memorable guest stars.
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Memorial Day is just a week away, which means the new "Summer of Me" MeTV schedule is almost here. But, before we get there, we offer some wonderful TV memories this week. Catch one of the greatest Twilight Zone episodes and one of the funniest Carol Burnett skits. See Lucy meet an enigmatic Hollywood legend. Oh, and our month-long Perry MAYson event wraps up with some fascinating episodes minus Perry Mason.
The Twilight Zone "Eye of the Beholder"
Monday 22 at 12:30AM | 11:30C
Six decades later, there's little risk of spoilers, as the eerie images from this episode are used to promote the show itself. Still, this immortal twist never loses its effect. Donna Douglas of The Beverly Hillbillies makes one of her earliest TV appearances as the unmasked beauty (well, it depends on your perspective).
Perry Mason "The Case of Constant Doyle"
Tuesday 23 at 11:30PM | 10:30C
Bette Davis steps in to play lawyer in this unique episode, which also features the late, great Michael Parks.
Carol Burnett and Friends "Guests Tim Conway And Charo"
Friday 26 at 11PM | 10C
Chiquita was Burnett's spot-on parody of Charo. In this episode, Charo shows herself to be a good sport and guest stars — as her own spoof, Chiquita. Burnett plays Chiquita's sagging and sassy mother. It's a riot.
The Incredible Hulk "Goodbye Eddie Cain"
Saturday 27 at 7PM | 6C
The big green guy goes noir. Cameron Mitchell (Buck Cannon of The High Chaparral) guest stars as detective Eddie Cain, a Sam Spade type who narrates the episode in a hard-boiled, 1940s-style voice over.
I Love Lucy "Lucy Meets Orson Welles"
Sunday 28 at 4PM | 3C
Orson Welles may have directed the most acclaimed movie of all time, but he wasn't above a guest appearance on a sitcom. The Citizen Kane mastermind had just returned to Hollywood after nearly a decade in Europe. He had just filmed a pilot for Desilu when he popped up as himself, a magician, in this hilarious episode.