A college student stumbles into the hospital with a bullet in his neck and emotional problems.
Did You Know?
This story boasted a rare television appearance by acclaimed Yiddish theater actor Joseph Buloff
(1899-1985). Buloff played patient David Klesmer, the elderly Jewish sage who shares a salient passage from the Mishnah with the young angst-ridden Tod Marriott. Klesmer's previous television appearance was in 1964 on the medical drama Ben Casey
(1961), and over a decade would pass before his next appearance on screen in Reds
(1981). Buloff was born in Vilnius, Lithuania as Jozef Bulow. Buloff's character name of Klesmer, cleverly conceived by this episode's German-Jewish writer Shimon Wincelberg
, is the name for the traditional music of Eastern European Jews that is a staple of the Yiddish theater where Buloff found his fame. See more
Look, what do you want me to say? That I've been led astray by loose women and barefoot communists? Nobody's responsible. Just me.
I was half afraid you were going to blame it on me. I believe that is the prevailing fashion these days, isn't it?
That's what they tell me.
Failures blame their fathers, and the devious all blame it on mom.