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Let's be an episode of The Twilight Zone.

I'm the atomic war that has devastated the earth.

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by Anonymousreply 25511/24/2020

I'm the misfortune cookie.

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by Anonymousreply 111/17/2020

I'm the nightmare at 20,000 feet

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by Anonymousreply 211/17/2020

I’m one of the “seedy little men” Serling liked to look down his nose at.

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by Anonymousreply 311/17/2020

I’m one of the speeches given by a character. I pass for dialogue. Hi!

by Anonymousreply 411/17/2020

I’m Bea Arthur being the belle of the ball.

by Anonymousreply 511/17/2020

I’m ...

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by Anonymousreply 611/17/2020

I'm, I'm, really a COOKBOOK!

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by Anonymousreply 711/17/2020

I'm the last stop at Willoughby.

by Anonymousreply 811/17/2020

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 Anonymousreply 911/17/2020

I'm a pre-famous Charles Bronson

by Anonymousreply 1011/17/2020

I'm Arlene Martel saying, "Room for one more, honey."

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by Anonymousreply 1111/17/2020

I'm the line that is overused by, I suspect, more than one Datalounger.

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by Anonymousreply 1211/17/2020

I'm Burgess Meredith avidly reading with coke bottle glasses, a minute before shattering them.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/17/2020

I’m, “In His Image”, the gay episode.

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by Anonymousreply 1411/17/2020

I'm the boy who makes people disappear if they don't do exactly as I say!!

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by Anonymousreply 1511/17/2020

R15, you're a bad man! A very bad man!

by Anonymousreply 1611/17/2020

I'm Talky Tina and I'm going to kill you!

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by Anonymousreply 1711/17/2020

I’m Anne Francis, as the mannequin, in “The After Hours” (1960).

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by Anonymousreply 1811/17/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 1911/17/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2011/17/2020

I’m Bill’s nuclear shelter, which I’m sure is well stocked with toilet paper and bleach.

by Anonymousreply 2111/17/2020

I'm here to "serve man"

Bwahahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 2211/17/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 2311/18/2020

I'm Roddy McDowell, the astronaut who now lives in a typical American home inside the Martian zoo.

by Anonymousreply 2411/18/2020

I'm the numerous episodes where the main character realizes they're dead in the last five minutes.

by Anonymousreply 2511/18/2020

I’m Rod Serling’s skinny suit, hijacked by the Mad Men costumer!

by Anonymousreply 2611/18/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2711/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2811/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2911/18/2020

I'm the modern day airplane lost in time and flying over a tyrannosaurus rex.

by Anonymousreply 3011/18/2020

I'm a robut.

by Anonymousreply 3111/18/2020

Submitted for your approval - and amusement - Futurama's The Scary Door

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by Anonymousreply 3211/18/2020

I'm every aspect of life in the year 2020; it doesn't get any more terrifying or surreal than this.

by Anonymousreply 3311/18/2020

I'm the thimble purchased by Marsha on the ninth floor.

by Anonymousreply 3411/18/2020

I'm Elizabeth Montgomery in sexy combat boots!

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by Anonymousreply 3511/18/2020

Why don't you get out of here, Finchley?

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by Anonymousreply 3611/18/2020

I’m the preachiness. I’m as big as a house!

by Anonymousreply 3711/18/2020

I'm the millions of men and women who were ready to sell their soul to Julie Newmar

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by Anonymousreply 3811/18/2020

I'm this rather terrifying, talking ventriloquist dummy.

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by Anonymousreply 3911/18/2020

I'm usherette Carol Burnett!

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by Anonymousreply 4011/18/2020

I'm a young, hot Rod Taylor

by Anonymousreply 4111/18/2020

I'm the omnipresent cigarette between Rod Serling's fingers.

by Anonymousreply 4211/18/2020

I'm the perfect parking spots available everywhere in LA. And the Baldwin Hills, I believe pictured below.

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by Anonymousreply 4311/18/2020

I’m Mr. Frisbee. Don’t believe a thing I say.

by Anonymousreply 4411/18/2020

I’m one big pitch. One for the angles!

by Anonymousreply 4511/18/2020

R36 I'm Mr. Finchley's electric razor that slithers down the stairs, trailing its long black cord behind it.

by Anonymousreply 4611/18/2020

Oh dear, dear, dear.

Angels.

by Anonymousreply 4711/18/2020

I was wondering what 'angles' had to do with it...

by Anonymousreply 4811/18/2020

I'm Mr Finchley's secret bf

by Anonymousreply 4911/18/2020

I'm Inger Stevens, and I've just discovered I'm a robot.

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by Anonymousreply 5011/18/2020

I’m so hot, no, make that freezing.

by Anonymousreply 5111/18/2020

R51 Episode please?

by Anonymousreply 5211/18/2020

I'm #12 and I look just like you!

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by Anonymousreply 5311/18/2020

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!

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by Anonymousreply 5411/18/2020

I'm a real Martian!

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by Anonymousreply 5511/18/2020

R51 is The Midnight Sun.

by Anonymousreply 5611/18/2020

I'm the weirdly structured and generally underwhelming stage adaptation.

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by Anonymousreply 5711/18/2020

R51, here’s a description of the episode.

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by Anonymousreply 5811/18/2020

[quote] I'm Inger Stevens, and I've just discovered I'm a robot.

R50, it’s robut! See R31.

by Anonymousreply 5911/18/2020

I’m Aunt T. , the creepy bitch who lives in another dimension under your swimming pool.

by Anonymousreply 6011/18/2020

R56 Thank you. I remember that episode but not the ending!

by Anonymousreply 6111/18/2020

The Midnight Sun stars that famous LesBian!, Lois Nettleton.

by Anonymousreply 6211/18/2020

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"

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by Anonymousreply 6311/18/2020

R60, that hag was running a child sex trafficking ring!

by Anonymousreply 6411/18/2020

[quote] -- From "Death's Head Revisited"

I think that episode was on MeTV a couple of nights ago.

by Anonymousreply 6511/18/2020

I'm the asshole who bought this guy a record for his birthday, even though the "monster" doesn't like music!

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by Anonymousreply 6611/18/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6711/18/2020

And Ida Lupino is great in "Twilight Zone"'s "Sunset Boulevard" rip-off "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine."

by Anonymousreply 6811/18/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 6911/18/2020

We're the thousands of library books in Time Enough at Last that somehow survived an atomic blast.

by Anonymousreply 7011/18/2020

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.”

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by Anonymousreply 7111/18/2020

It seemed to me growing up that a large part of the plots involved a nuclear apocalypse.

by Anonymousreply 7211/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7311/18/2020

I'm the cruelest...and perhaps the most deserved...Mardi Gras souvenir in history.

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by Anonymousreply 7411/18/2020

I'm right here...but hey, where is everybody?

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by Anonymousreply 7511/18/2020

My name's Alicia....what's yours?

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by Anonymousreply 7611/18/2020

OMG!

Those tiny aliens are American!

And that broad is a witch!

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by Anonymousreply 7711/18/2020

I am the guy taking Donna Douglas to the Gay Compound where everyone is hot in Eye of the Beholder.

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by Anonymousreply 7811/18/2020

[quote] My name's Alicia....what's yours?

She’s a robut!

by Anonymousreply 7911/18/2020

I’m a puppet in an alien zoo! And I’m dead!

by Anonymousreply 8011/18/2020

I'm Robert Redford, and I'm hot to death.

Actually, I AM death.

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by Anonymousreply 8111/18/2020

R67, my favorite line from the "Queen of the Nile" episode -- "I'm not her mother. I'm her daughtah!"

by Anonymousreply 8211/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8311/18/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8411/18/2020

^ Bitchy, gay John Hoyt makes it watchable!

by Anonymousreply 8511/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8611/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8711/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8811/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8911/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9011/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 9111/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9211/18/2020

[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.

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[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.[2] 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.

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by Anonymousreply 9411/18/2020

We're the monsters that are due on Maple Street.

by Anonymousreply 9511/18/2020

R93 and R94 thank you. I had no idea!

by Anonymousreply 9611/18/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 9711/18/2020

^^^ I'm Vera Miles in that doppelganger episode, who Hitchcock wanted desperately for Vertigo a few years before.

by Anonymousreply 9811/18/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9911/18/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 10011/18/2020

I'm the toy telephone that lets you talk to dead people.

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by Anonymousreply 10111/18/2020

I'm the set in the Mojave desert that is supposed to be the surface of Mars.

by Anonymousreply 10211/18/2020

Agreed, R68!

by Anonymousreply 10311/18/2020

Yes, R100! It was a much-deserved nomination in a fairly competitive year.

by Anonymousreply 10411/18/2020

Another creepy telephone episode is "Night Call" starring DL fave Gladys Cooper...

“Where are you? I want to talk to you.”

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by Anonymousreply 10511/18/2020

I'm being forced to make hot chocolate. Ain't that a kick in the cunt!

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by Anonymousreply 10611/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10711/19/2020

^^Robert Redford gave me the same chill in the episode where he played 'Death'. I know it was mentioned above, but it deserves repeating.

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R57 That looks interesting. Any details?

by Anonymousreply 10911/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11011/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11111/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11211/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11311/19/2020

"I wish we had an anthology series like TZ now."

There's a TZ reboot

by Anonymousreply 11411/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11511/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11611/19/2020

r116, that was Night Gallery

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by Anonymousreply 11711/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11811/19/2020

r112 and r115 are describing episodes of The Night Gallery

by Anonymousreply 11911/19/2020

R119 Thanks! No wonder I couldn't find anything by searching The Twilight Zone...duh.

by Anonymousreply 12011/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12111/19/2020

This is the episode r115 is describing

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by Anonymousreply 12211/19/2020

[quote]There's a TZ reboot

There have been several TZ reboots.

1985-1989

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 Anonymousreply 12311/19/2020

r112's episode:

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by Anonymousreply 12411/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12511/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12611/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12711/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 12811/19/2020

*there* = "their"

by Anonymousreply 12911/19/2020

R128 see R54.

by Anonymousreply 13011/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13111/19/2020

[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.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 13211/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13311/19/2020

I'm "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" and I won an Oscar, bitches! I'm also devastatingly sad.

by Anonymousreply 13411/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13511/19/2020

R2 is why I cannot look out a window at nighttime.

I love how many future famous actors were cast in these episodes.

by Anonymousreply 13611/19/2020

I'm should-be DL icon and chubbette Muriel Landers.

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by Anonymousreply 13711/19/2020

R113 that sounds like the Conrad Aiken story, Silent Snow, Secret Snow.

by Anonymousreply 13811/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 13911/19/2020

I'm the overbearing mother who must be escaped.

And the nagging wife who must be punished.

by Anonymousreply 14011/19/2020

I'm Rod Sterling appearing in the background after the intro, startling the audience by breaking the 4th wall.

by Anonymousreply 14111/19/2020

[quote]I'm Rod Sterling

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 14211/19/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 14311/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 14411/19/2020

Oops ! Thank you R142.

Well, that man was worth silver sterling, wasn't he ?

by Anonymousreply 14511/19/2020

We are Maccarthysm and Communist witch hunts allegories.

by Anonymousreply 14611/19/2020

[quote] I'm that creepy cool hitchhiker appearing along the road you drive.

I believe you’re going...my way?

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by Anonymousreply 14711/19/2020

I’m the future movie star.

by Anonymousreply 14811/19/2020

THAT SCENE !!! R147, always has me jump a little, even if I know it is coming !

by Anonymousreply 14911/19/2020

[quote] Let's be an episode of The Twilight Zone.

If you insist, OP...

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by Anonymousreply 15011/19/2020

This thread is triggering.

by Anonymousreply 15111/19/2020

I'm the creepy-yet-brilliant shot of the guy shape shifting into the Devil in The Howling Man.

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by Anonymousreply 15211/19/2020

[quote] Vic Morrow

Actor Vic Morrow and two children.

by Anonymousreply 15311/19/2020

I'm the ratings, I eventually killed this innovative and creative show, like I always do.

by Anonymousreply 15411/19/2020

I'm Rod Serling's first on-screen appearance in an episode, and it's the only time he actually interacts with a character.

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by Anonymousreply 15511/19/2020

I'm the "A World of Difference" episode, which The Truman Show ripped off

by Anonymousreply 15611/19/2020

R152 He was played by the gorgeous Robin Hughes! You may remember him as O’Bannion in Auntie Mame.

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by Anonymousreply 15711/19/2020

I'm a haunting "folk-song" that's actually the only good thing about this episode.

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by Anonymousreply 15811/19/2020

I'm the girl who sang the song, and I'm not Liza Minnelli.

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by Anonymousreply 15911/19/2020

r159, Minnelli bombed her audition. That's show bizness.

by Anonymousreply 16011/19/2020

R158 / R159 Thanks for the pics but there's no "song"

by Anonymousreply 16111/19/2020

R161--Sorry 'bout that....I tried. Let's try again.....

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by Anonymousreply 16211/19/2020

R156 You're welcome!

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by Anonymousreply 16311/19/2020

I'm a poor man's riff on Kafka.

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by Anonymousreply 16411/19/2020

I'm looking to purchase a gold thimble.

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by Anonymousreply 16511/19/2020

I'm one of the characters in search of an exit

by Anonymousreply 16611/19/2020

[quote] I'm a poor man's riff on Kafka.

R164, you are also obsolete.

by Anonymousreply 16711/19/2020

I'm Twilight Zone's OTHER Tina!

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by Anonymousreply 16811/19/2020

I'm the prescient episode about Donald Trump.

by Anonymousreply 16911/19/2020

R169 Nope, don't know which episode. Can you give us a hint (or a title)?

by Anonymousreply 17011/19/2020

R155, Rod's handsome in that episode.

by Anonymousreply 17111/19/2020

I'm Jack Weston, years before I became the object of a chubby-chaser.

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by Anonymousreply 17211/19/2020

I'm child actor Denise Lynn.

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by Anonymousreply 17311/19/2020

If we're talking about prescient Trump episodes, this Tales from the Darkside episode fits

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by Anonymousreply 17411/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17511/19/2020

Bronze, it was gold. I just watched that one again the other day. And it WAS scratched!

by Anonymousreply 17611/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17711/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17811/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 17911/19/2020

[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.

Four O'Clock

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by Anonymousreply 18011/19/2020

I'm Jan Handzlik appearing in "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," my only other performance besides Patrick Dennis in "Auntie Mame"

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by Anonymousreply 18111/19/2020

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 Anonymousreply 18211/19/2020

[quote] Minnelli bombed her audition

That, or Bonnie Beecher blew the casting agent.

by Anonymousreply 18311/20/2020

I knowed it! I knowed it! We killed a man....

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by Anonymousreply 18411/20/2020

I'm not ugly. I'm not [italic]pretty[/italic]...but I'm not ugly.

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by Anonymousreply 18511/20/2020

....I think what you need is a nice cup of Instant Smile.

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by Anonymousreply 18611/20/2020

I'm the ever present feeling of foreboding. hahaa😃

by Anonymousreply 18711/20/2020

R185 / R186 Collin Wilcox was perfect in Alfred Hitchcock Presents "The Jar" as Thedy Sue.

by Anonymousreply 18811/20/2020

R182/Bronze I always enjoy your posts. You can be forgiven a lapse in memory of TZ trivia.

by Anonymousreply 18911/20/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19011/20/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19111/20/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 19211/20/2020

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 Anonymousreply 19311/20/2020

I have the great misfortune of being married to a man whose greatest ambition in life is to be [italic]Huckleberry Finn![/italic]

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by Anonymousreply 19411/20/2020

R193, that is a GREAT Rod story!

by Anonymousreply 19511/20/2020

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.)

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by Anonymousreply 19611/20/2020

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.....

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by Anonymousreply 19711/20/2020

R197, that's so cool.

by Anonymousreply 19811/20/2020

I'm the cafe fortune-telling machine that causes trouble for William Shatner and his new wife.

by Anonymousreply 19911/20/2020

I’m King Nine, and I WILL NOT return.

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by Anonymousreply 20011/20/2020

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 Anonymousreply 20111/20/2020

I'm gay James Daly (Tim and Tyne's daddy) making a stop at Willoughby. I wonder if they had a bathhouse.

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by Anonymousreply 20211/20/2020

I'm Mr. French as my alter-ego, Lucifer.

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by Anonymousreply 20311/20/2020

That's my blatino husbear, r2!

by Anonymousreply 20411/20/2020

I'm "Caesar and Me", the OTHER creepy ventriloquist dummy episode.

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by Anonymousreply 20511/20/2020

I'm Suzanne Cupito, star of the aforementioned "Caesar and Me". I'll grow up to become raging MAGAbitch Morgan Brittany.

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by Anonymousreply 20611/20/2020

I was just playing myself in that episode.

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by Anonymousreply 20711/20/2020

[quote] I'm gay James Daly (Tim and Tyne's daddy) making a stop at Willoughby.

Willoughby!

by Anonymousreply 20811/20/2020

I'm the hitchhiker and I believe you're going...my way.

by Anonymousreply 20911/20/2020

[quote] I'm the hitchhiker and I believe you're going...my way.

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by Anonymousreply 21011/20/2020

Call me Gabe.

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by Anonymousreply 21111/20/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 21211/20/2020

"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 Anonymousreply 21311/20/2020

I know many things.....I'm Maya.

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by Anonymousreply 21411/20/2020

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 Anonymousreply 21511/21/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 21611/21/2020

Thank you, R215!

by Anonymousreply 21711/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 21811/21/2020

I’m the hour long episodes. Yes I suck, I know. I’m sorry.

by Anonymousreply 21911/21/2020

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...

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by Anonymousreply 22011/21/2020

Here's an example of a beautiful, haunting Herrmann score from an Alfred Hitchcock Hour called "Change of Address" that makes the episode unforgettable...

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by Anonymousreply 22111/21/2020

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".

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by Anonymousreply 22211/21/2020

I'm Robert McCord and I appeared in more episodes of TZ (32) than anyone other than Rod.

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by Anonymousreply 22311/21/2020

I'm five seasons' worth of snappy little Kuppenheimer suits.

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by Anonymousreply 22411/21/2020

I have what you need...

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by Anonymousreply 22511/21/2020

I'd tell you who I am, but unfortunately, my vocal chords have been severed.

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by Anonymousreply 22611/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 22711/21/2020

[quote]my vocal chords have been severed.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 22811/21/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 22911/21/2020

I am notalgia. You can find me in many episodes and throughout this thread.

by Anonymousreply 23011/21/2020

I am the missing letter "s".

by Anonymousreply 23111/21/2020

R231 I don't get it. Missing from what?

by Anonymousreply 23211/21/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 23311/21/2020

Isn't that Jonathon Harris (Dr Smith) from the original Lost in Space?

by Anonymousreply 23411/21/2020

R231 I get it now. I'm a little slow.

by Anonymousreply 23511/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 23611/21/2020

R236 It took me awhile too. R230 is missing the letter s in 'nostalgia'

by Anonymousreply 23711/21/2020

I'm the missing space.

by Anonymousreply 23811/21/2020

R224, Kuppenheimer always stood out to me because of all the homoerotic J.C Leyendecker ad

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by Anonymousreply 23911/21/2020

R221, thanks to you, I just watched this episode. Oh, it was excellent ! I commented on the Hitchcock thread.

by Anonymousreply 24011/21/2020

And I'm R230 who just read R231's comment !

Good one !

by Anonymousreply 24111/21/2020

I'm Shelley Fabares, and I'm hot for this bad-boy leather-jacketed motorcycle guy.

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by Anonymousreply 24211/21/2020

I'm fair Elly Glover and I'm dark Jess-Belle. We both loved the same man and we both loved him well.

by Anonymousreply 24311/21/2020

R237--Thank you!

by Anonymousreply 24411/21/2020

I’m “MOMMMMEEEE!!!”

by Anonymousreply 24511/21/2020

I'm the hottest day in history.

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by Anonymousreply 24611/21/2020

....and I'm sweating more than Fritz Weaver in "The Obsolete Man."

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by Anonymousreply 24711/21/2020

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 Anonymousreply 24811/22/2020

I Shot An Arrow Into the Air.......no Borgnine.

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by Anonymousreply 24911/22/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 25011/22/2020

Oh.

Thank you r259 and r250.

by Anonymousreply 25111/22/2020

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 Anonymousreply 25211/23/2020

I'm older than I look

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by Anonymousreply 25311/23/2020

[quote]I'm older than I look

Spoken like a true Datalounger.

by Anonymousreply 25411/23/2020

I'm "In His Image." See, not all the hour long episodes sucked.

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