Mr. Terrific (1966–1967)
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Stanley Joins the Circus 

Stanley becomes a circus strongman in an attempt to discover which of the show's performers were responsible for the theft of a government code book.


Byron Chudnow


Budd Grossman


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Episode cast overview:
Stephen Strimpell Stephen Strimpell ... Stanley Beamish
Dick Gautier ... Hal Walters
Paul Smith ... Harley Trent
John McGiver ... Barton J. Reed
Susanne Cramer ... Teresa
Dort Clark ... The Circus Boss
Ted Cassidy ... Bojo
Carmelo Manto Carmelo Manto ... Adam Sylvester
Peter Tenen Peter Tenen ... Nigel Sylvester
Frank Delfino Frank Delfino ... Tiny
Jann Watson Jann Watson ... Girl in Gas Station


When a government code book is stolen, an anonymous phone call discloses that the thieves are performers in a recently-arrived circus. Stanley's powers enable him to get a job with the show and befriend Teresa, one of the trapeze artists. Stanley is able to learn that the code book thieves are BoJo the Strongman and Teresa's partners, the two Flying Sylvester Brothers. Before Stanley can act on the information, the three perpetrators learn that he is a government agent and that Teresa is likely an informer. The three therefore decide to arrange "accidents" for both Stanley and Teresa. Written by Sam Spear

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1 May 1967 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Big Secret at The Big Top
26 September 2019 | by JordanThomasHallSee all my reviews

A codebook has been stolen from the Office of the Defense Department. An anonymous call says someone in De Witt's Traveling Circus is involved. The Office of Secret Projects summons Stanley to get a job at the circus and investigate where the codebook is hidden. Guarding against his usual exit crashing through the office window, a ramp has been installed. The circus hires Stanley as a strongman, to the anger of resident strongman Bojo (Ted Cassidy, Lurch from "The Addams Family"). Stanley is helped by Teresa (Susanne Cramer), a member of the Flying Sylvesters, who cautions him to be careful from bad people in the circus. She is also the one who phoned the government about the codebook being there and further states her two partners and possibly Bojo is involved in the theft. Tiny (Frank Delfino) overhears Stanley relaying the information by phone to Mr. Reed and alerts Bojo and Adam (Carmelo Manto) and Nigel Sylvester (Peter Tenen). The Sylvesters plan an accident for Teresa while Bojo prepares the gorilla Condu to dispatch of Stanley.

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