Hah, slightly confused by that title? 😉
This is a very interesting case and I’m sure you will find it very interesting!
This time without preview pictures as the post contains 4 videos (2 of them new to this blog).
THANKS a lot to the guy who mentioned that episode of this show. I am quite surprised I didn’t hear about it earlier.
Remember this epic scene?
This was my post from 2013:
Now check out this scene, which can be found in another TV show made 4 years later:
Hmh, somehow it looks quite similar….even there are no underwater shots in this one and she makes it to the ladder before she gets drowned.
The attacker is basically not shown here except for the hand in rubber that grabs onto her ankle.
It’s rather odd that the evil frogwoman is able to pull her down with ONE arm while she has to fight her own buoyancy.
I mean the other woman has a solid stand on the ladder and is holding onto it with both arms.
Guess the evil frogwoman has exercised a lot 😉
But this was only the beginning….. 😉
Remember the ultimate highlight of that TV episode with the evil frogwoman?
My original post from back then:
Now check out this scene, which can also be found in that TV show made 4 years later:
Well…. quite odd! They re-used the complete underwater footage here!!!
The scenario is exactly the same. The detective (Ben Gazzara!) wants to meet with a woman only to be attacked by a mysterious frogwoman in rubber!
But there are some differences (despite the different actors):
Here we actually see some very short scenes of the evil frogwoman above the water.
In the original, they fight underwater and suddenly….cut….and he is in a hospital. One of the worst cuts in the history of humankind! ARGHHHHH!
In this “remake” we see him pulling the obviously defeated frogwoman to the shore, with her mouthpiece in his hand!
But then…. I start yelling at the screen! AGAIN, they don’t show the villainess anymore except for some seconds where she is already covered in a blanket.
How bizarre is that? Why have they shown only so little of her??? I would have loved to see the defeated frogwoman in her wet rubber suit on the surface! Just add a dialogue there and show her!
The murderer is finally caught and she just vanishes without saying a word!
DAMN! Really frustrates me big time! That and that the moment of him overpowering her underwater isn’t shown properly.
However the flaws, that ending… in both versions…. in one of my all-time favorites!
It’s such a unique scenario. An evil frogwoman in rubber who wants to drown a guy in this scene ….and already did drown a woman earlier in the episode!
How often do you get that in a TV show or movie? Spoiler-Alert….Basically NEVER! 😉
Ok, it’s hard to say if the diver who actually did the diving during filming is actually a woman….since the underwater picture is rather dark… or if they used a male diver to double for the villainess.
However it is supposed to be a woman, that is 100% clear.
So, why the same scenario and the same underwater footage?
These episodes are from different TV shows but are basically identical as the script is nearly a copy (some slight changes).
With some quick research, I found out that both TV shows were made by the same company (Roncom Films) for the same network (NBC).
The earlier show is from 1964 and the “remake” is from 1968.
So they “just” re-used footage that they shoot some years earlier.
Quite bizarre that they just remade an entire episode just some years later in a different TV show.
Don’t know why they did it, perhaps they were just lazy and recycled the script 😆
In the original, the villainess is the secretary of the guy who was in love with the drowned woman from the beginning of the episode.
Here is a picture of the villainous redhead from the original (Fiona Volpe vibes):
Really a shame she wasn’t shown on the surface in her rubbery frogwoman suit. 🙁
In the remake, she is his personal physical therapist (and less attractive)…but that is already one of the biggest changes from the original to the remake.
I guess you might wanna know now from which TV show that remake is?
(IMDB says episode 22, my file says 23… look for the title of the episode)
So, what do you think of these scenes?
Do you prefer the original or the remake?
Leave your comments below!