In 1961, Roald Dahl hosted a Twilight Zone-alike television show called Way Out (the title screen says ‘Way Out; I don’t know what that’s about)…a show created quickly to replace Jackie Gleason’s failed talk show You’re In the Picture. All of this just as weird as it sounds. Fortunately for us, the ►entire one-year run is available on YouTube.
Incidentally, when I say Gleason’s show failed, I mean it was a serious fail: instead of airing the second episode, which was already in the can, Gleason appeared on television to apologize. “Last week we did a show that laid the biggest bomb—it would make the H-bomb look like a two-inch salute,” he said, later adding, “You don’t have to be Alexander Graham Bell to pick up the phone and find out it’s dead.”