The November 29 1968 episode of THE NAME OF THE GAME, "The White Birch," seems to have been Karloff's final appearance before the cameras. He had already done two comedy shows that fall, on THE RED SKELTON SHOW in September and THE JONATHAN WINTERS SHOW for Halloween, so this was definitely his final dramatic role, the only one he did after those Mexican fiascos. His character has supposedly suffered a stroke, and his first scene finds him in a wheelchair, shaking and frail. His next sees him emerging from a seated position, aided by his cane (as he also did in THE CRIMSON CULT), greeting star Gene Barry with a warm smile, having faked his condition in public. Even in this final appearance, he clearly had lost none of his presence and charm, and seeing this after so many years of searching, proved to be a revelation.