Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

Episode #10
Aired 1947-08-24
Length: 31:42
Size: 14.5 MB

Download MP3 Download Noise-Reduced MP3 Read Script

The original broadcast audio of this episode is not known to exist anywhere. Instead, we have a re-creation made for this site in August 2018 which you can enjoy.

Oliver is a timid man, unable to stand up for himself. His boss Everwein walks all over him, and his wife Caroline pays no attention to him.

Oliver isn't a violent man, but he has a habit of verbally wishing violence on people. This isn't much of a problem until one day his own reflection comes out of his mirror and decides to take what he says seriously.

This story is largely a phone conversation of which the listener can hear only one side. Large amounts of time are consumed by repeatedly counting to ten. You wouldn't think it could work, and yet it does. The result is a suspenseful and strikingly real insight into the minds of a man who's become two people.

   
      I am going to sit here and think of different ways to murder Mr. Klaus Everwein, my favorite art-director, and perhaps that Peterson girl, or whatever her name is, and possibly Caroline, the wife of my bosom. And if you continue to shout in my ear about bowling, I shall include you.
Oliver