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The Initiation 

A fraternity prank backfires, when a group of frat boys who love morbid practical jokes tells their nerd pledge to shoot their housemother with a gun filled with blanks.

Director:

Robert Iscove

Writers:

Jim Beaver (teleplay) (as James Norman Beaver Jr.), Rob Hedden (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host (archive footage)
Marion Ross ... Margaret Sturdevant
Peter Spence Peter Spence ... Andrew / Duke
Dean Hamilton ... John Mitchell
Albert Schultz ... Greg Turner
Jesse Collins Jesse Collins ... Rick Muldoon
Andrew Jackson ... Parks
Doug Lennox ... Patrol Man
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Storyline

When Andrew applies to join the Delta Chi Omega fraternity, the members see their chance to have a little fun. In fact, they're all great jokesters, pulling pranks on their house mother, Margaret Sturdevant, at every occasion. Given that Andrew is bookish and a music student, they see the perfect opportunity to involve him in a complex practical joke involving Mrs. Sturdevant and a gun that is supposed to be loaded with blanks. Just who is playing a joke on whom? Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

24 January 1987 (USA) See more »

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host: Good evening. I'm answering my correspondence. I receive some very interesting letters, threatening and otherwise.
[reading]
Alfred Hitchcock - Host: "Dear Mr Hitchcock, I am a man of 60, with a wife of 22. We have a handsome young man of 25 rooming with us. Yesterday I discovered ground glass in my sugar. Is this unusual? Anxious." Dear Anxious, yes this is unusual. I believe arsenic is customary in cases of this kind, but your wife is young: I'm sure she'll learn.
[reading again]
Alfred Hitchcock - Host: "Dear Mr Hitchcock, we have endured ...
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