I'm the atomic war that has devastated the earth.
Let's be an episode of The Twilight Zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||11/24/2020|
I'm the misfortune cookie.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/17/2020|
I'm the nightmare at 20,000 feet
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/17/2020|
I’m one of the “seedy little men” Serling liked to look down his nose at.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/17/2020|
I’m one of the speeches given by a character. I pass for dialogue. Hi!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/17/2020|
I’m Bea Arthur being the belle of the ball.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/17/2020|
I'm, I'm, really a COOKBOOK!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/17/2020|
I'm the last stop at Willoughby.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/17/2020|
I'm Queen of the Nile -- the best episode of the show -- which should be iconic for DL, as it involves an aged actress who walks around in a caftan, looks 30 years younger than she is, and turns her male suitors to dust after she's through with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/17/2020|
I'm a pre-famous Charles Bronson
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/17/2020|
I'm Arlene Martel saying, "Room for one more, honey."
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/17/2020|
I'm the line that is overused by, I suspect, more than one Datalounger.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/17/2020|
I'm Burgess Meredith avidly reading with coke bottle glasses, a minute before shattering them.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/17/2020|
I’m, “In His Image”, the gay episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/17/2020|
I'm the boy who makes people disappear if they don't do exactly as I say!!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/17/2020|
R15, you're a bad man! A very bad man!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/17/2020|
I'm Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/17/2020|
I’m Anne Francis, as the mannequin, in “The After Hours” (1960).
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/17/2020|
I'm Bunny Blake, the Ring-A-Ding girl. I like to drag my fur coat on the floor when I walk. The obvious sexual tension I have with my nephew, Bud, was never explored.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/17/2020|
I'm Boris Karloff's "Thriller." I was a precursor to The Twilight Zone and was hosted by--wait for it--Boris Karloff.
If you want so see skinny/sexy Alejandro Rey before his Flying Nun job, you should definitely watch me.
If you want to see Ellie Mae Clampett scream at pig nosed people, you should definitely watch Twilight Zone.
You can do both, but I was way more demented than Rod's musings. And I only have two years of episodes but we made a ton of tv episodes per year back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/17/2020|
I’m Bill’s nuclear shelter, which I’m sure is well stocked with toilet paper and bleach.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/17/2020|
I'm here to "serve man"
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/17/2020|
[quote] I'm Bunny Blake, the Ring-A-Ding girl.
I’m the profoundly parochial corniness of pre-60s America, which, even funnier, found itself so jaded and hip.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/18/2020|
I'm Roddy McDowell, the astronaut who now lives in a typical American home inside the Martian zoo.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/18/2020|
I'm the numerous episodes where the main character realizes they're dead in the last five minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/18/2020|
I’m Rod Serling’s skinny suit, hijacked by the Mad Men costumer!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/18/2020|
I am not the iconic opening theme music. I am the lesser known and better music composed by the great Bernard Herrmann. I think this was used only in season one.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/18/2020|
R27 Beautiful! You can hear how the iconic theme originated in that piece - sped up and syncopated. Herrmann's theme is spookier and more thoughtful, less visceral than the piece that became popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/18/2020|
I'm the episodes where (Act 1) someone wakes up to a different world in the future or in the past. Act 2, they attempt to understand and adapt until (Act 3) they are accidentally knocked out and return to their original environment...AND they are holding a remnant of 'something' from their time in the future or past or wherever the hell they were.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/18/2020|
I'm the modern day airplane lost in time and flying over a tyrannosaurus rex.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/18/2020|
I'm a robut.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/18/2020|
Submitted for your approval - and amusement - Futurama's The Scary Door
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/18/2020|
I'm every aspect of life in the year 2020; it doesn't get any more terrifying or surreal than this.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/18/2020|
I'm the thimble purchased by Marsha on the ninth floor.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/18/2020|
I'm Elizabeth Montgomery in sexy combat boots!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/18/2020|
Why don't you get out of here, Finchley?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/18/2020|
I’m the preachiness. I’m as big as a house!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/18/2020|
I'm the millions of men and women who were ready to sell their soul to Julie Newmar
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/18/2020|
I'm this rather terrifying, talking ventriloquist dummy.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/18/2020|
I'm usherette Carol Burnett!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/18/2020|
I'm a young, hot Rod Taylor
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/18/2020|
I'm the omnipresent cigarette between Rod Serling's fingers.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/18/2020|
I'm the perfect parking spots available everywhere in LA. And the Baldwin Hills, I believe pictured below.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/18/2020|
I’m Mr. Frisbee. Don’t believe a thing I say.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/18/2020|
I’m one big pitch. One for the angles!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/18/2020|
R36 I'm Mr. Finchley's electric razor that slithers down the stairs, trailing its long black cord behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/18/2020|
Oh dear, dear, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/18/2020|
I was wondering what 'angles' had to do with it...
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/18/2020|
I'm Mr Finchley's secret bf
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/18/2020|
I'm Inger Stevens, and I've just discovered I'm a robot.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/18/2020|
I’m so hot, no, make that freezing.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/18/2020|
R51 Episode please?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/18/2020|
I'm #12 and I look just like you!
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/18/2020|
I’m a most unusual camera.
Watch out for that first step..it’s a doozy!
Watch out for that first step..it’s a doozy!
Watch out for that first step..it’s a doozy!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/18/2020|
I'm a real Martian!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/18/2020|
R51 is The Midnight Sun.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/18/2020|
I'm the weirdly structured and generally underwhelming stage adaptation.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/18/2020|
R51, here’s a description of the episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/18/2020|
[quote] I'm Inger Stevens, and I've just discovered I'm a robot.
R50, it’s robut! See R31.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/18/2020|
I’m Aunt T. , the creepy bitch who lives in another dimension under your swimming pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/18/2020|
R56 Thank you. I remember that episode but not the ending!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/18/2020|
The Midnight Sun stars that famous LesBian!, Lois Nettleton.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/18/2020|
I'm the best closing monologue of the show:
"There is an answer to the doctor's question. All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes – all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the Earth into a graveyard. Into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all, their conscience. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance, then we become the gravediggers. Something to dwell on and to remember, not only in the Twilight Zone, but wherever men walk God's Earth."
-- From "Death's Head Revisited"
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/18/2020|
R60, that hag was running a child sex trafficking ring!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/18/2020|
[quote] -- From "Death's Head Revisited"
I think that episode was on MeTV a couple of nights ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/18/2020|
I'm the asshole who bought this guy a record for his birthday, even though the "monster" doesn't like music!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/18/2020|
I'm the multi-talented Ida Lupino, who was the only woman to direct an episode in the entire run of the series. My episode is a standout, and is often included in "Top Ten Episodes" lists.
R9 "Queen of the Nile" is one of my all-time favorites. It's ESPECIALLY important to DL, due to the fact that it stars inconic actress Ann Blyth, of "Mildred Pierce" fame.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/18/2020|
And Ida Lupino is great in "Twilight Zone"'s "Sunset Boulevard" rip-off "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine."
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/18/2020|
Number Twelve Looks Just Like You (the episode at R53) is on Friday at 5:30am Pacific on the SyFy channel.
On 11/30/20, at 9:15 am Pacific, the episode “The Miniature” will be broadcast on SyFy. It stars Robert Duvall as an introverted man who is fascinated by a doll that lives in a dollhouse in a museum, that only seems to move when he’s there alone. Duvall was young then, and he just acts the hell out of it. You can see how good he is. He’s miles above most actors they could have put in that role.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/18/2020|
We're the thousands of library books in Time Enough at Last that somehow survived an atomic blast.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/18/2020|
R70, during the Cold War, the government promoted the idea that paper books in libraries were good insulation against fallout and turned libraries into potential WWIII bomb shelters.
That’s the context that 1960s viewers believed about libraries and the ability to survive a nuclear attack. According to government propaganda of the day, a man in the lower levels of a library might survive and he protected from radiation, when others wouldn’t.
“Librarians encouraged civil defense groups to use their facilities for recruitment, training, and first aid classes. A branch even became New York’s civil defense headquarters. “If World War III had broken out,” writes Spencer, “emergency operations in America’s largest city might very well have been directed from a public library.” Libraries were turned into fallout shelters, urged on by government claims that the stacks “offered excellent radiation shielding.” Librarians stood ready to help shelter citizens or even evacuate their cities in case of emergency.”
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/18/2020|
It seemed to me growing up that a large part of the plots involved a nuclear apocalypse.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/18/2020|
R72, It was the Cold War. At that time, kids were doing nuclear attack drills in school, which consisted of instructing small children to get under their school desks and cover their heads if a nuclear bomb hit. There were bomb shelters everywhere, which were public buildings that could be used as bomb shelters in case of emergency, because they had underground parking lots or basement floors.
The Cuban Missile Crisis happened in 1962. The Twilight Zone was broadcast from 1959-1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/18/2020|
I'm the cruelest...and perhaps the most deserved...Mardi Gras souvenir in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/18/2020|
I'm right here...but hey, where is everybody?
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/18/2020|
My name's Alicia....what's yours?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/18/2020|
Those tiny aliens are American!
And that broad is a witch!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/18/2020|
I am the guy taking Donna Douglas to the Gay Compound where everyone is hot in Eye of the Beholder.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/18/2020|
[quote] My name's Alicia....what's yours?
She’s a robut!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/18/2020|
I’m a puppet in an alien zoo! And I’m dead!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/18/2020|
I'm Robert Redford, and I'm hot to death.
Actually, I AM death.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/18/2020|
R67, my favorite line from the "Queen of the Nile" episode -- "I'm not her mother. I'm her daughtah!"
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/18/2020|
I’m Mr. Wickwire! Don’t mind me, I’m just feather dusting these three cute young astronauts I’ve just murdered. When I’m done, you can be sure I’ll head over to the DL to post, “They had hot asses but they couldn’t live forever!” Tee hee.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/18/2020|
R50, I didn't like that episode because the mother was so repulsive and I couldn't stand the length time her character moaned in ecstasy over the shoulder massage. It must have lasted two minutes. The daughter eventually calls her out and makes some reference to animal noises. I don't remember the line. It's one of the episodes I find unwatchable.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/18/2020|
^ Bitchy, gay John Hoyt makes it watchable!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/18/2020|
[quote] I didn't like that episode because...It's one of the episodes I find unwatchable.
It's also one of the videotaped episodes. I generally won't watch those. They're not quite as bad as The Bewitchin' Pool (for a different reason), but they're up there.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/18/2020|
[quote] Bitchy, gay John Hoyt makes it watchable!
[quote] Hoyt was married twice: first to Marian Virginia Burns from 1935 to 1960, with whom he had one child, and later to Dorothy Oltman Haveman from 1961 to 1991 when he died of lung cancer at the age of 85 in Santa Cruz, California.
Many years after Gimme a Break was on (with DL fave Nell Carter), I learned that John Hoyt played the grandfather on the show. I never made that connection until I read it. After learning that I wondered why I never made that connection. I was very young when Gimme a Break was on however.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/18/2020|
[quote] The Bewitchin' Pool
Is that the one that has a port at the bottom of the swimming pool and the two kids can swim through it? They arrive and help that creepy woman frost a cake. That episode is also unwatchable.
It hard to have a favorite but one is the man who hits a kid with his car and drives off. The car stalks him until he finally gets in and is dropped off at the police station to confess.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/18/2020|
[quote] Is that the one that has a port at the bottom of the swimming pool and the two kids can swim through it? They arrive and help that creepy woman frost a cake. That episode is also unwatchable.
Yes it is. It is often considered the worst Twilight Zone episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/18/2020|
I find that one unwatchable, R88, because the girl’s voice is clearly dubbed in using June Foray’s voice. It’s very obvious and off-putting.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/18/2020|
[quote] the girl’s voice is clearly dubbed in using June Foray’s voice
Lesson: don't make Foray your foray into The Twilight Zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/18/2020|
I have no idea who Foray is but I'll take your word for it. If I can ask, why would they dub a little girl's voice instead of finding someone with a voice they like? It seems like a lot if work.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/18/2020|
[quote] I have no idea who Foray
She was the voice actress who voiced, among others, Rocky the Flying Squirrel. She was also the voice of Talky Tina the evil doll mentioned upthread from the "Living Doll" episode of The Twilight Zone. She lived to be almost 100.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/18/2020|
[quote] If I can ask, why would they dub a little girl's voice instead of finding someone with a voice they like? It seems like a lot if work.
[quote] Numerous production problems delayed the premiere of this episode, which was originally scheduled for March 20, 1964. Most noticeably, back-lot noise rendered much of the outdoor dialogue unusable – only the indoor scenes with Aunt T were considered audible. The entire cast (except Aunt T) consequently re-dubbed their outdoor dialogue in September 1963, but Mary Badham's voice was still deemed not right. Unfortunately, by the time this decision had been made, Badham had returned to her home in Alabama, and the cost of flying her back to Los Angeles to re-record her lines yet again was ruled to be too expensive. Eventually, voice actress June Foray, best known as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel in the Bullwinkle cartoons, dubbed Sport Sharewood's lines for all the scenes that take place outdoors. In the finished episode, the change in Sport's voice is noticeable when she moves indoors, and Badham's own deeper voice and more authentic accent are heard in place of Foray's overdubbed voice characterization.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/18/2020|
We're the monsters that are due on Maple Street.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/18/2020|
R93 and R94 thank you. I had no idea!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/18/2020|
I'm a dreary, almost deserted bus stop, a suitability liminal place. Here trench coats, hats, black/white cinematography, fog and chiaroscuro lighting gather for a fighting retreat, perhaps a last stand. Soon the clothing, colors and attitudes of sixties will make my characters look like artifacts for 50 years prior.
I am also about doppelgangers - the evil type.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/18/2020|
^^^ I'm Vera Miles in that doppelganger episode, who Hitchcock wanted desperately for Vertigo a few years before.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/18/2020|
R81 Another all-time favorite, and Redford's gorgeous visage is definitely one of the reasons! Gladys Cooper should be a DL fave & icon if she isn't already. One of her three Academy Award nominations came as a result of her stellar performance in DL fave "Now, Voyager".
I'd mention the other two ("Song of Bernadette" & "My Fair Lady"), but I can't remember how DL collectively feels about those films.
"What you feared would come like an explosion, is like a whisper."
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/18/2020|
[quote] Gladys Cooper should be a DL fave & icon if she isn't already. One of her three Academy Award nominations came as a result of her stellar performance in DL fave "Now, Voyager".
She is revered here for playing the vicious and cutting cunt of mother to Bette Davis’ character.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/18/2020|
I'm the toy telephone that lets you talk to dead people.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/18/2020|
I'm the set in the Mojave desert that is supposed to be the surface of Mars.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/18/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||11/18/2020|
Yes, R100! It was a much-deserved nomination in a fairly competitive year.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/18/2020|
Another creepy telephone episode is "Night Call" starring DL fave Gladys Cooper...
“Where are you? I want to talk to you.”
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/18/2020|
I'm being forced to make hot chocolate. Ain't that a kick in the cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/19/2020|
R69 I remember that Duvall episode. YES, at the time I remember thinking exactly what you wrote -- that guy is going places! I had no idea who he was but he was totally committed to that role. The ending was very gratifying. Can't wait to see it again.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/19/2020|
^^Robert Redford gave me the same chill in the episode where he played 'Death'. I know it was mentioned above, but it deserves repeating.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/19/2020|
R57 That looks interesting. Any details?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/19/2020|
R1”8, it’s a shame there isn’t a modern anthology series like the Twilight Zone, it was a showcase for a lot of excellent actors, up and coming and old veteran actors, to do their best. The actors on TZ really gave it their all.
There are a few shows today that are the same launching board for some actors. Supernatural is one. If you go back a few seasons, there are a lot of actors that appeared in one or a few episodes that are known actors now. The show doesn’t require great acting, but some actors have risen above the material, or at least improved since.
I wish we had an anthology series like TZ now.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/19/2020|
Lots of criticism for The Bewitchin' Pool but I liked it for the opportunity to see Mary Badham again (Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird).
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/19/2020|
I’m the little boy who wakes each morning, thinking he hears the usual neighborhood noises, muffled by snowfall, and it’s never snowing. Eventually, though, it starts to snow in his bedroom, and his father can’t get in, because the door is blocked by a snow drift.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/19/2020|
I’m the guy who trades his soul with the devil, for eternal life. I get bored after a while, and try to off myself, unsuccessfully. Finally, I commit a capital crime, expecting the state to execute him. But instead, he gets a sentence of life behind bars.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/19/2020|
"I wish we had an anthology series like TZ now."
There's a TZ reboot
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/19/2020|
I’m the shadow on the wall. Some guy takes to reading stories to his aunt to ingratiate himself to her and get an inheritance. Finally he decides to kill her. After which, a shadow of the old woman appears on the wall, and it can’t be painted over. Eventually, the man goes mad, and kills himself. He then becomes a second shadow, book in hand, sitting with and reading to his aunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/19/2020|
This might have been from Night a Gallery:
I’m the nice man who owned an antique store. I find a mirror that’s been painted over, and remove the paint. But it turns out to be a portal to the age of dinosaurs. Enter Eva Gabor, maybe, as the landlady who is going to force him to close. I throw her dog’s ball through the mirror, and Eva runs after him. Then I grab a gallon of paint and splash it on the mirror, sealing the portal.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/19/2020|
r116, that was Night Gallery
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/19/2020|
R112 and R115 I don't remember seeing those episodes and I thought I saw every episode. They sound intriguing; I need to do a search.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/19/2020|
r112 and r115 are describing episodes of The Night Gallery
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/19/2020|
R119 Thanks! No wonder I couldn't find anything by searching The Twilight Zone...duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/19/2020|
If it was in color, it was "Night Gallery," or one of the TZ reboots. The original TZ, an well as the very similar Alfred Hitchock programs, were all in B&W.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/19/2020|
This is the episode r115 is describing
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/19/2020|
[quote]There's a TZ reboot
There have been several TZ reboots.
2002-2003 (the one with Forest Whitaker)
and the current one with Jordan Peele.
None has been as successful as the original. I don't think the original can be replicated.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/19/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/19/2020|
Another Night Gallery episode, IIRC.
Some evil woman wears an opossum broach, but somehow, the broach grows into a full-sized opossum, and she can’t take it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/19/2020|
While I think nothing can ever touch the original series, I liked several episodes of the 80's reboot of TZ. There was one called "The Beacon" that creeped me out in that [italic]Harvest Home[/italic] kind of way. Another one, "To See the Invisible Man" was very moving, I thought. I also remember a short one called "The Elevator," that's just too odd and twisted to explain, but I liked that one too!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/19/2020|
r125, that Night Gallery episode was called A Feast of Blood (starring Sondra Locke and DL's favorite 106-year-old actor Norman Lloyd)
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/19/2020|
I like the episode that has the petty crooks finding a camera that can take a picture one minute into the future.
After they win a lot of money at the horse races by photographing the winning board - a waiter tells them the writing says there are only 10 pictures.....they've already taken eight.
They start fighting over it and accidentally take a picture of the sidewalk below there 8th floor window and the three of them are lying there dead....they start fighting again and all three of them fall out the window.
The waiter takes a picture of them....and when he looks at it....there are FOUR bodies on the ground.....he soon joins them after he takes a tumble out the window, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/19/2020|
*there* = "their"
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/19/2020|
R128 see R54.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/19/2020|
I'm the idiot spinster who waited around until the object of her affection's mother died to finally marry him. But, a Young Man's Fancy will always be his mother, particularly if he's a homosexual. A dead mother is just as emotionally satisfying as a live one.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||11/19/2020|
[quote]Some evil woman wears an opossum broach, but somehow, the broach grows into a full-sized opossum, and she can’t take it off.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/19/2020|
R36 - the flamenco dancer on the TV who would stop her dance and say, "Why don't you get out", freaked me out as a kid!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/19/2020|
I'm "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and I won an Oscar, bitches! I'm also devastatingly sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/19/2020|
R134 Serling found that at a French film festival. Interesting backstory from IMBD:
[quote]Rod Serling was getting ready to take his end-of-season break, with all but one of the shows for the fifth season already filmed or in production, when he decided to leave early and go to a French film festival. There he saw Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961) and immediately hunted down the producers with an offer to buy it for a one-time showing for American TV. Serling reportedly picked it up for $20,000 and flew straight back to Los Angeles, filming a new intro the moment he got to the studio and plugging the show into that same week's time slot. Not only did Serling get what was considered a classic, he also saved nearly $100,000 in production costs and brought the season's worth of shows in on budget.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/19/2020|
R2 is why I cannot look out a window at nighttime.
I love how many future famous actors were cast in these episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/19/2020|
I'm should-be DL icon and chubbette Muriel Landers.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/19/2020|
R113 that sounds like the Conrad Aiken story, Silent Snow, Secret Snow.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/19/2020|
I'm that creepy cool hitchhiker appearing along the road you drive. Always ahead of you , impossibly there, even though I'm walking and you're driving.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/19/2020|
I'm the overbearing mother who must be escaped.
And the nagging wife who must be punished.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/19/2020|
I'm Rod Sterling appearing in the background after the intro, startling the audience by breaking the 4th wall.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/19/2020|
[quote]I'm Rod Sterling
|by Anonymous||reply 142||11/19/2020|
I'm the elderly couple trading in their old bodies for new, younger ones. But since they only have half the money required for both of them to get the procedure, only the man becomes a young stud again.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||11/19/2020|
I'm all the episodes that taught kids to see life from a other point of view.
We could be the fearful Aliens, or toys in a charity bin not understanding our lives, etc., etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||11/19/2020|
Oops ! Thank you R142.
Well, that man was worth silver sterling, wasn't he ?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||11/19/2020|
We are Maccarthysm and Communist witch hunts allegories.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||11/19/2020|
[quote] I'm that creepy cool hitchhiker appearing along the road you drive.
I believe you’re going...my way?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||11/19/2020|
I’m the future movie star.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||11/19/2020|
THAT SCENE !!! R147, always has me jump a little, even if I know it is coming !
|by Anonymous||reply 149||11/19/2020|
[quote] Let's be an episode of The Twilight Zone.
If you insist, OP...
|by Anonymous||reply 150||11/19/2020|
This thread is triggering.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||11/19/2020|
I'm the creepy-yet-brilliant shot of the guy shape shifting into the Devil in The Howling Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||11/19/2020|
[quote] Vic Morrow
Actor Vic Morrow and two children.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||11/19/2020|
I'm the ratings, I eventually killed this innovative and creative show, like I always do.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||11/19/2020|
I'm Rod Serling's first on-screen appearance in an episode, and it's the only time he actually interacts with a character.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||11/19/2020|
I'm the "A World of Difference" episode, which The Truman Show ripped off
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11/19/2020|
R152 He was played by the gorgeous Robin Hughes! You may remember him as O’Bannion in Auntie Mame.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||11/19/2020|
I'm a haunting "folk-song" that's actually the only good thing about this episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||11/19/2020|
I'm the girl who sang the song, and I'm not Liza Minnelli.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||11/19/2020|
r159, Minnelli bombed her audition. That's show bizness.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||11/19/2020|
R158 / R159 Thanks for the pics but there's no "song"
|by Anonymous||reply 161||11/19/2020|
R161--Sorry 'bout that....I tried. Let's try again.....
|by Anonymous||reply 162||11/19/2020|
R156 You're welcome!
|by Anonymous||reply 163||11/19/2020|
I'm a poor man's riff on Kafka.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||11/19/2020|
I'm looking to purchase a gold thimble.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||11/19/2020|
I'm one of the characters in search of an exit
|by Anonymous||reply 166||11/19/2020|
[quote] I'm a poor man's riff on Kafka.
R164, you are also obsolete.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||11/19/2020|
I'm Twilight Zone's OTHER Tina!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/19/2020|
I'm the prescient episode about Donald Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/19/2020|
R169 Nope, don't know which episode. Can you give us a hint (or a title)?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/19/2020|
R155, Rod's handsome in that episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||11/19/2020|
I'm Jack Weston, years before I became the object of a chubby-chaser.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||11/19/2020|
I'm child actor Denise Lynn.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||11/19/2020|
If we're talking about prescient Trump episodes, this Tales from the Darkside episode fits
|by Anonymous||reply 174||11/19/2020|
r165 Silver. And besides, the damned thing was scratched.
I'm Bing Crosby's son, Gary. And I swear I got the part in "Come Wander With Me," all on my own merits. Not that it made any difference, it was one of the worst episodes. Boy oh boy, my dad really beat me after that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||11/19/2020|
Bronze, it was gold. I just watched that one again the other day. And it WAS scratched!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||11/19/2020|
I'm the closing narration of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street and I am still relevant 60 years later.
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices...to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill...and suspicion can destroy...and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own—for the children and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||11/19/2020|
R170, I was thinking about that awful, hateful little brat with too much power for his maturity.
I remember the day of the inauguration, Melania's forced smile, followed by a sad rictus was eerily similar to Billy's mother reaction. No, I don't pity Mrs Trump.
In the end, no one had the courage to kill him. And he keeps on being a bully and sending people in the corn field.
Also, there is this less known episode about a narcissic fool who has a shelter and invites a few people who he considers slighted him in the past ( he is a bit thin-skin). He wants them to grovel, beg his forgiveness in order to get to stay in the shelter during the nuclear attack that is just about to happen.
They stand up to him. He loses.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||11/19/2020|
What’s the name of the one where the misanthrope decides the best way to out all the criminals in society is to make them all two feet tall. At the end he’s tiny and his parrot is eying him.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||11/19/2020|
[quote] What’s the name of the one where the misanthrope decides the best way to out all the criminals in society is to make them all two feet tall.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||11/19/2020|
I'm Jan Handzlik appearing in "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," my only other performance besides Patrick Dennis in "Auntie Mame"
|by Anonymous||reply 181||11/19/2020|
r176 You are indeed correct about it being a GOLD thimble, mea culpa. I really would've bet money otherwise, I was THAT sure of it.
I enjoyed "Night of the Meek,"(with Art Carney) one of their better sad/sweet episodes, as was "Static"( with Dean Jagger) "Kich the Can"(with Ernest Truex) is in this category also.
The only problem with the Robert Duvall episode was its length, it went on way too long, and was getting repetitious.
"In His Image" had George Grizzard doing his best Aldo Ray impression.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||11/19/2020|
[quote] Minnelli bombed her audition
That, or Bonnie Beecher blew the casting agent.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||11/20/2020|
I knowed it! I knowed it! We killed a man....
|by Anonymous||reply 184||11/20/2020|
I'm not ugly. I'm not [italic]pretty[/italic]...but I'm not ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||11/20/2020|
....I think what you need is a nice cup of Instant Smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||11/20/2020|
I'm the ever present feeling of foreboding. hahaa😃
|by Anonymous||reply 187||11/20/2020|
R185 / R186 Collin Wilcox was perfect in Alfred Hitchcock Presents "The Jar" as Thedy Sue.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||11/20/2020|
R182/Bronze I always enjoy your posts. You can be forgiven a lapse in memory of TZ trivia.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||11/20/2020|
I’m Martin Balsalm’s wife in The Exhibit. Why did I let him bring those wax figures home!
Has anything good EVER come from the presence of wax figures in a movie or TV show?!
|by Anonymous||reply 190||11/20/2020|
r189 Much obliged, Mr. Serling. I remember seeing a pic of your father in front of what looked like a small-ish supermarket c. 1950(?). I think we might've worked for the same company.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||11/20/2020|
Joined the army right after high school graduation. Volunteered for the paratroops.
In November of 1944, the 11th Airborne Division first saw combat on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. They did not deploy with parachutes, however, and served as light infantry. Despite his reputation of hot-headedness and passion for serving the U.S., Serling was transferred to the 511th's demolition platoon.
Despite receiving two wounds on the island, Serling was still ready for combat and deployed with his platoon to Tagaytay Ridge in 1945 and marched on Manilla. Japanese forces defended the city with 17,000 troops and laid numerous traps. It took roughly one month to take control of the city. When a city block was peaceful enough and devoid of Japanese forces, locals would celebrate with the Allies. Serling's unit was enjoying such hospitality one night when Japanese artillery rained down on them. He ran into the shellfire to rescue a performer, earning the notice of his sergeant.
When he was discharged in 1946, Serling had earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Philippine Liberation Medal. The experience of war followed him home, and he experienced nightmares and flashbacks for the rest of his life. Serling said that, "I was bitter about everything and at loose ends when I got out of the service. I think I turned to writing to get it off my chest." When he returned to civilian life, he used his G.I. benefits for medical services as well as a college education.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||11/20/2020|
Rod Serling was on The Donald O'Conner talk show once. The other guests were Keefe Braselle (a two bit actor who had written a book about his experience at CBS). He was on because he had done a small part in a movie, I think.....
Donald was talking to Rod who started laughing. Donald asked what was funny, and Rod said: "Look at us, a singer who thinks he's a writer, a writer who thinks he's an actor, and a dancer who thinks he's a talk show host. We're hilarious."
Donald was not pleased and said so......Rod replied: "I don't have to do this - my wife is rich. She has over $500 in the bank!"
|by Anonymous||reply 193||11/20/2020|
I have the great misfortune of being married to a man whose greatest ambition in life is to be [italic]Huckleberry Finn![/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 194||11/20/2020|
R193, that is a GREAT Rod story!
|by Anonymous||reply 195||11/20/2020|
I just came from Pinto’s grave. He’s waiting for you….
(I am also definitely drunk, possibly half-witted and [italic]juuuuuuust maybe[/italic] had an incestuous relationship with “Bud,” based on my extravagantly strange behavior.)
|by Anonymous||reply 196||11/20/2020|
I wonder if Flight 33 ever got home?
"A Global jet airliner, en route from London to New York on an uneventful afternoon in the year 1961, but now reported overdue and missing, and by now, searched for on land, sea, and air by anguished human beings, fearful of what they'll find. But you and I know where she is. You and I know what's happened. So if some moment, any moment, you hear the sound of jet engines flying atop the overcast - engines that sound searching and lost - engines that sound desperate - shoot up a flare or do something. That would be Global 33 trying to get home - from The Twilight Zone."
I think of it every time I hear a jet above the clouds....all these years later.....
|by Anonymous||reply 197||11/20/2020|
R197, that's so cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||11/20/2020|
I'm the cafe fortune-telling machine that causes trouble for William Shatner and his new wife.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||11/20/2020|
I’m King Nine, and I WILL NOT return.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||11/20/2020|
R196, am I the only one who found Lee Marvin smoking hot in that episode. He is not my type at all, but he was a hunk of man.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||11/20/2020|
I'm gay James Daly (Tim and Tyne's daddy) making a stop at Willoughby. I wonder if they had a bathhouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||11/20/2020|
I'm Mr. French as my alter-ego, Lucifer.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||11/20/2020|
That's my blatino husbear, r2!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||11/20/2020|
I'm "Caesar and Me", the OTHER creepy ventriloquist dummy episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||11/20/2020|
I'm Suzanne Cupito, star of the aforementioned "Caesar and Me". I'll grow up to become raging MAGAbitch Morgan Brittany.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||11/20/2020|
I was just playing myself in that episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||11/20/2020|
[quote] I'm gay James Daly (Tim and Tyne's daddy) making a stop at Willoughby.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||11/20/2020|
I'm the hitchhiker and I believe you're going...my way.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||11/20/2020|
[quote] I'm the hitchhiker and I believe you're going...my way.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||11/20/2020|
Call me Gabe.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||11/20/2020|
I am among the most beautiful scores ever written for television, courtesy of Bernard Herrmann. Laid against Rod Serling's closing narration to "Walking Distance," I will bring grown men to tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||11/20/2020|
"The daughter eventually calls her out and makes some reference to animal noises. I don't remember the line."
"Grunts of animal pleasure" is how I think she describes her mother's groaning. I thought it was a great line, very apt.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||11/20/2020|
I know many things.....I'm Maya.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||11/20/2020|
Here is the closing narration for R212's post of the beautiful Herrmann score:
[quote]Martin Sloan, age thirty-six, vice-president in charge of media. Successful in most things but not in the one effort that all men try at some time in their lives—trying to go home again. And also like all men, perhaps there'll be an occasion, maybe a summer night sometime, when he'll look up from what he's doing and listen to the distant music of a calliope, and hear the voices and the laughter of the people and the places of his past. And perhaps across his mind there'll flit a little errant wish, that a man might not have to become old, never outgrow the parks and the merry-go-rounds of his youth. And he'll smile then too, because he'll know it is just an errant wish, some wisp of memory not too important really, some laughing ghosts that cross a man's mind, that are a part of the Twilight Zone.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||11/21/2020|
[quote] I'm Queen of the Nile -- the best episode of the show -- which should be iconic for DL, as it involves an aged actress who walks around in a caftan, looks 30 years younger than she is, and turns her male suitors to dust after she's through with them.
Isn't she like 300 years old in that episode? Shaving 30 years off would make her 270.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||11/21/2020|
Thank you, R215!
|by Anonymous||reply 217||11/21/2020|
R212 You're welcome. That score is truly beautiful. Herrmann could compose great melancholy themes. His original score for the Twilight Zone as posted by R27 is also a good example.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||11/21/2020|
I’m the hour long episodes. Yes I suck, I know. I’m sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||11/21/2020|
R212 & R215 We had an interesting thread about The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and Bernard Herrmann's beautiful scores for that series were mentioned and highly praised...
|by Anonymous||reply 220||11/21/2020|
Here's an example of a beautiful, haunting Herrmann score from an Alfred Hitchcock Hour called "Change of Address" that makes the episode unforgettable...
|by Anonymous||reply 221||11/21/2020|
I'm Diana Hyland from "Spur of the Moment" before Eight is Enough and dying in John Travolta's arms.
I give true meaning to the phrase "Go chase yourself".
|by Anonymous||reply 222||11/21/2020|
I'm Robert McCord and I appeared in more episodes of TZ (32) than anyone other than Rod.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||11/21/2020|
I'm five seasons' worth of snappy little Kuppenheimer suits.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||11/21/2020|
I have what you need...
|by Anonymous||reply 225||11/21/2020|
I'd tell you who I am, but unfortunately, my vocal chords have been severed.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||11/21/2020|
I dont like any of the feel-good episodes. I want to be intrigued. There's an episode with a Santa who does something nice and a little girl with a leg and shape shifts into an old man. In her defense, the mother is a real bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||11/21/2020|
[quote]my vocal chords have been severed.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||11/21/2020|
I'm the star of the episode referenced at r226, and I can assure you that nothing on The Twilight Zone was ever scarier than being married to Joan Crawford.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||11/21/2020|
I am notalgia. You can find me in many episodes and throughout this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||11/21/2020|
I am the missing letter "s".
|by Anonymous||reply 231||11/21/2020|
R231 I don't get it. Missing from what?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||11/21/2020|
I'm the supporting cast member in r226 and r229. I'm a fine serious performer specializing in serious roles and I steal the scenes where I appear in this and the "room for one more" episodes. Just as a change of pace I wish someday somebody will let me play broad comedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||11/21/2020|
Isn't that Jonathon Harris (Dr Smith) from the original Lost in Space?
|by Anonymous||reply 234||11/21/2020|
R231 I get it now. I'm a little slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||11/21/2020|
R231 and R235... Okay, I'm the dummy (though I've never sat on Cliff Robertson's lap). I've been wracking my brains trying to figure out where the missing letter "s" comes from. Be a pal and a spoiler and tell me!
|by Anonymous||reply 236||11/21/2020|
R236 It took me awhile too. R230 is missing the letter s in 'nostalgia'
|by Anonymous||reply 237||11/21/2020|
I'm the missing space.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||11/21/2020|
R224, Kuppenheimer always stood out to me because of all the homoerotic J.C Leyendecker ad
|by Anonymous||reply 239||11/21/2020|
R221, thanks to you, I just watched this episode. Oh, it was excellent ! I commented on the Hitchcock thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||11/21/2020|
And I'm R230 who just read R231's comment !
Good one !
|by Anonymous||reply 241||11/21/2020|
I'm Shelley Fabares, and I'm hot for this bad-boy leather-jacketed motorcycle guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||11/21/2020|
I'm fair Elly Glover and I'm dark Jess-Belle. We both loved the same man and we both loved him well.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||11/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 244||11/21/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 245||11/21/2020|
I'm the hottest day in history.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||11/21/2020|
....and I'm sweating more than Fritz Weaver in "The Obsolete Man."
|by Anonymous||reply 247||11/21/2020|
I'm the anguished child watching the twist ending of the TZ episode when astronauts believe they're marooned on Mars but what they don't know is that they're on Earth and all will die with a state highway in walking distance.
I think Ernest Borgnine was in that episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||11/22/2020|
I Shot An Arrow Into the Air.......no Borgnine.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||11/22/2020|
Dewey kills the other members of the team.....and then finds the sign.....
"It fell to EARTH I know not where......" The answer was in the title......all the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||11/22/2020|
Thank you r259 and r250.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||11/22/2020|
I'm the two TZ episodes-- the one about the ventriloquist (Cliff Robertson) and his dummy, and the one with DL icon Barbara Nichols and "Room for one more"--stolen from the classic chiller film "Dead of Night" (1945).
|by Anonymous||reply 252||11/23/2020|
I'm older than I look
|by Anonymous||reply 253||11/23/2020|
[quote]I'm older than I look
Spoken like a true Datalounger.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||11/23/2020|
I'm "In His Image." See, not all the hour long episodes sucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||11/24/2020|