In "The Twist," a radio comedy writer murders to keep his writing partner from leaving the business.
As the episode opens, Gus Green explains that twelve years earlier, he drove a cab for a living and spent his time day-dreaming. Then, he met radio gag writer Van Hauser. The tow of them hated each other right away, but Gus convinced Van to give him a chance as a "situation" writer. The two of them were a hit together but separately they bombed.
Gus was determined to stick with Van no matter what. Then, a problem developed. Van announced that he was going to marry a dancer named Julie Phelps. Gus knew that meant Van would leave the business...and then leave him with nothing! So, he came up with a situation that would rid them of Julie...
How did that work out for him? Not well.
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