Michele On January - 2 - 2013

Now sure if this was on where you live but here in Houston there was a Twilight Zone marathon on the other day.

When I was a kiddo, Twilight Zone was a big deal. At our house we watched it every week, along with Gunsmoke, Bonanza and the Ed Sullivan Show.

Doug had a deprived childhood. He was never allowed to watch TZ and was only allowed to have 1 juice glass of Coke each week, and that’s if he’d been good; that explains a lot about the way he was raised and why he is the way he is now come to think of it.

Back to the subject at hand.

There were a lot of good Twilight Zones; but a few really stuck with me. Probably the one that did the most was:

By doing a Wiki search I just found out the name of the episode. It was “The Eye of the Beholder.” Well whatever the name of it was those pig face people scared the Beejeezus outta me; but then I was only about 9 at the time.

Another one that did a trip on me was “The After Hours”.

Those mannequins coming to life really freaked me out. It took me awhile before I could walk through Foley’s (now Macy’s) without looking over my shoulder.

Then of course there was also “To Serve Man”; the aliens came down and the poor, stupid earthlings assumed we were being whisked off to a better place where we’d be pampered by a society of people who want to please us. Instead we were the guests at an all you could eat buffet; and we were the buffet.

To Serve Man was a cookbook.

Those were my favs. What were yours?

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16 Responses so far.

  1. fishducky says:

    TI loved “To Serve Man”, but there wss a “Twilight Zone” episode in which a harried New Yorker boards a commuter train, falls asleep & wakes up in the 1800’s as they make a stop at a town called Willoughby, where everything is peaceful. He passes through there every evening (in hes dreams) on his way home, enjoying the idyllic scene through the window. One evening he decides to get off the train there & dies of a heart attack. His body is taken to the Willoughby Funeral Home. There is a street named Willoughby a few miles from our home. When we pass it, my husband tells me, “Willoughby, your stop.”

  2. Michele says:

    I remember that episode as well. Too bad TV shows now aren’t usually as good as the Twilight Zone used to be.

    • fishducky says:

      There were so many shows we used to watch regularly (or tape, when we got a VCR) but now about the only show I watch is “Jeopardy!”.

  3. Michele says:

    I do puzzles on the computer in effort to keep the cobwebs off my brain as much as possible anyway.

  4. Cheryl P. says:

    I, also watched Twilight Zone and remember Rod Serling’s intro better than any of the individual programs.

    You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.

    One that I do remember though is “Nightmare at 20,000 feet. William Shattner is on a plane and keeps seeing a monster/alien outside on the wing.
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    • Michele says:

      Actually I had that on my list too. That was freaky. Was that on TZ though or Night Gallery?

      • Cheryl P. says:

        I had to Wikipedia to look at the roster of the TZ programs to see if any of them I could even remember and that came up. I totally remember him looking out the window into the storm and seeing something on the wing. Yikes. So…according to Wikipedia it was TZ. Wikipedia is wrong a lot of the time though so who knows?
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        • Michele says:

          No, young one I’m sure now you were right and Wiki just confirmed it. Alas, I have been proven wrong yet again. I think I’ll go have a drink now…

  5. TRACK says:

    Morn-tin-ing M, I have not fallen off of earth, but had a cold and caught the “flu”! Lucky me :-/ New Years in the house n bed.
    To all your ladies Happy 2013! Twlight Zone, everything stood still…TRACK

  6. Michele says:

    Sorry you’ve had the miseries Track; but with any luck you’ve gotten all that behind you now and you’ll be good to go for 2013. Happy New Year to you too young one.

  7. Liz C. says:

    The Sin Eater episode traumatized me for life…. I still missed TZ.
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  8. Michele says:

    I’d forgotten the Sin Eater w/ Richard Thomas. Creepy x 100.

  9. Jenn says:

    I remember the TZ but when I was a kid I would stay up and watch Soap first and then Night Gallery which I thought was wicked scary, lol.
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  10. Michele says:

    I liked Soap. I think it was the first time I saw Billy Crystal.

  11. melynda says:

    The manquin one freaked me out when I was little I won’t deny it. As for Doug only getting Coke once a week, at that time it was probably a good thing since I understand it actually contained Coke.. Anyway I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. Sorry I’ve been AWOL for a bit as my internet has been down. I’m back and will keep coming to visit when I’m having a good eye day. :)
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