19 thoughts on “Taking The Joy Out: The Cliffhanger

  1. Growing up, I got Cricket Magazine and they ALWAYS had serialized stories and I absolutely hated it. Something would invariably happen to the next edition of the magazine and I’d never get to read the ending. Sooo frustrating.

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    • There was an episode of Batman (the 1966 version) that ended with an allusion to the lady and the tiger. Batman had to pick one of two doors… behind one was Catwoman. Behind the other was… THE TIGER! AND HE PICKED THE TIGER!!!!

      And the conclusion was next week!

      I first saw that episode when I was 8. I went on to see that episode 4 times. I didn’t see the exciting conclusion until my early 30’s.

      As it turns out, Batman just used his Bat Tiger Repellent or something. Then he walked into the door that the tiger came out of and the room was set up so that the Tiger would have come out no matter which door he picked.

      Which was really awesome. I wish I had seen that when I was 8.

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  2. Boys Life serialized John Christopher’s Tripods trilogy (in graphic novel form) and I stopped getting the magazine before the story was finished. I had to (had to!) check the books out from the library and read the whole thing to see how it finished.

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