Poor Devil (1973): Sammy Davis Jr.'s Satanic Sitcom

Sammy Davis Jr, during his early 70s Satanist phase, made this unsold tv pilot with a plot that plays like a satanic reversal of 'It's a Wonderful Life', complete with a Christmas-time setting. Sammy is a zany, misfit demon who is on the outs with Lucifer (Sir Christopher Lee) because he hasn't captured a soul in over a thousand years. He gets one last chance when he is assigned a burned-out salesman (Jack Klugman) who is thinking of selling his soul. Sammy scambles to satisfy Jack's desire for wealth and revenge and the usual sitcom merriment ensues. Also starring Gino Conforti as Sammy's demonic rival and Adam West as Klugman's sleazy boss. Originally broadcast by NBC on Valentines Day, 1973.

I'm honestly amazed that Sammy was able to put something this satanic out there, the 1970s were pretty wild.

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Cornelius Coburn
Mar 20
I remember the song "Candy Man" growing up, back in those days would've been featured on Merv Griffin during the day or Johnny Carson at night, and probably was. I'm pretty sure they played the shit outta that one.
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