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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 10:09pm
by tepista
I've been DVRing Alfred Hitchcock Hour from Encore and saw last night what I thought was one of the best hour-long horror shows I've ever seen. "The Jar" based on a Bradbury story, with a phenomenal cast that included Pat (Green Acres) Buttram, William (Blacula) Marshall, George "Goober" Lindsay, Billy Barty and Slim Pickens

Don't take my word for it, the internet says so too!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0394054/reviews

it's on the youtube!

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Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 10:42pm
by Dr. Medulla
tepista wrote:George "Goober" Lindsay, Billy Barty and Slim Pickens
That has all the makings of a 1981 sitcom canceled after two episodes.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 10:49pm
by CorwoodRep
Ernest Borgnine is another classic "I bet this guy did lots of sitcom pilots that didn't make it to air" name.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 10:52pm
by Wolter
Kaleb wrote:Ernest Borgnine is another classic "I bet this guy did lots of sitcom pilots that didn't make it to air" name.
Big time.

I wonder how many unaired pilots Jack Elam made.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 11:30pm
by CorwoodRep
Much as I love him, Norm MacDonald is another guy who tries to sell something at pilot season every year and virtually always fails.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 2:49am
by Joe Public
For some reason, ever since I was a little kid that damn slot machine from the episode "The Fever", with the uptight husband who gets hooked on gambling, really creeped me out. When I remember the way it called his name, "FRANKLIN!" it still gives me a touch of the willies.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 10:50pm
by daredevil
Joe Public wrote:For some reason, ever since I was a little kid that damn slot machine from the episode "The Fever", with the uptight husband who gets hooked on gambling, really creeped me out. When I remember the way it called his name, "FRANKLIN!" it still gives me a touch of the willies.
The one that creeped me out when I was a kid was the one with Cliff Robertson as a ventreloquist. That dummy was freaky.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 6:38pm
by tepista
Prime Mover is another good one about gambling. Buddy Ebson makes the dice turn his way

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 7:51pm
by Dr. Medulla
tepista wrote:Prime Mover is another good one about gambling. Buddy Ebson makes the dice turn his way
That episode sucked because he never "hoooo-doggies."

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 1:06pm
by tepista
The Twilight Zone
On this day, back in 1960, season 1 episode "Elegy" aired.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 10:08pm
by modskin
Dr. Medulla wrote:
tepista wrote:George "Goober" Lindsay, Billy Barty and Slim Pickens
That has all the makings of a 1981 sitcom canceled after two episodes.
If'n they had Don Knotts, they coulda done a full season.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 1:45am
by Flex
"Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" is pretty easily the best of the hour long episodes. Julie Newmar as the Devil... :cool:

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 1:55am
by CorwoodRep
Hourlongs? What? When did that happen?

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 1:57am
by Flex
Kaleb wrote:Hourlongs? What? When did that happen?
Season four was all hour long episodes (well, 50 minutes). They filled the time slot for some show that had been cancelled. Some decent episodes, but most had tons of padding. I've seen some of them cut down to 1/2 hour length for TZ marathons.

Addendum: But, as I said, Cliffordville is fuckin' fantastic.

Re: Best Twilight Zone episode. Go.

Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 7:16am
by Dr. Medulla
Flex wrote:"Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" is pretty easily the best of the hour long episodes. Julie Newmar as the Devil... :cool:
But what about "He's Alive"? :shifty: That fourth season doesn't have many episodes that merit repeat viewings. The structure of the show just wasn't built for double-length stories.