Double Trouble for the Thing

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Double Trouble for the Thing
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Fake Thing spins the real Thing above its head.
Premiere date: October 20, 1979
Run time: 11:36
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"Double Trouble for the Thing" is the seventh episode (part one) of The Thing season one. It aired on October 20, 1979 on NBC.

A robot double of the Thing goes on a crime spree, which gets the real Thing sent to jail.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes

Characters

Legend
Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Pedestrian #1 Noelle North
Robot Thing Joe Baker
Bank teller Noelle North
Bank client Marilyn Schreffler
Cop #1 Unavailable
Cop #2 Unavailable
Kelly Harkness Noelle North
Betty Harkness Marilyn Schreffler
Ronald Radford John Erwin
Waiter Unavailable
Benjy Grimm Wayne Morton
Kid #1 Marilyn Schreffler
Moving guy #1 Unavailable
Moving guy #2 Unavailable
The Thing Joe Baker
Cop #3 Unavailable
Cop #4 Unavailable
Kid #2 (or kid #1 again?) Marilyn Schreffler
Reporter John Stephenson
Danton Blackwood Unavailable
Cop #5 Unavailable
Police captain John Stephenson
Cop #6 Unavailable
Cop #7 Unavailable


Organizations

Locations

Objects

Vehicles

  • Moving van

Production

Development

Filming

Music

Behind the scenes

  • When the two Things first meet, they do the mirror gag from the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup.

Errors

  • Three Caucasian cops came in at the beginning, but when they did a close-up, one of them was African American.
  • "Pizzeria" is spelled "Pizzaria."
  • The first time Benjy transforms into the Thing he does it right in front of the library for all to see.
  • When the Thing transforms back into Benjy, the rings were drawn differently than they usually were. They now resembled two halves of a ring, instead of half a ring fixing around a black jewel of some sort.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.

References