Monday, January 22, 2024

TV Quote of the Day (‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents,’ In Which The Master of Suspense Compares Examples of Perfection)

[Introduction. Alfred Hitchcock is in an armchair with a side table next to him, wearing a Sherlock Holmes cap, and smoking bubbles—yes, bubbles— out of a pipe.]

Alfred Hitchcock: “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and Dr. Watson, wherever you are. Tonight's case is, er...”

[blows more bubbles]

Hitchcock: “Tonight's case is called ‘The Perfect Crime.’ I'm not sure who it was who said, ‘A perfect crime is like a perfect marriage—their being perfect depends on your not being caught.’"— Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Season 3, Episode 3, “The Perfect Crime,” originally aired Oct. 20, 1957, teleplay by Stirling Silliphant, based on a story by Ben Ray Redman, directed by Alfred Hitchcock 

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