History Recap / TheTwilightZoneS5E125TheLastNightOfAJockey

18th Jan '15 11:27:22 AM MarkLungo
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!!Tropes

* ActingForTwo: Rooney plays both Grady and the alter-ego.

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!!Tropes

* ActingForTwo: Rooney plays both Grady and the alter-ego.
!!Last Tropes of a Jockey:



* DownerEnding[=/=]KarmicTwistEnding: Yes, Grady ends up badly. However, he's such a {{Jerkass}} that he's clearly intended to be a VillainProtagonist who gets what he deserves, not a sympathetic victim.

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* DownerEnding[=/=]KarmicTwistEnding: Yes, Grady ends up badly. However, he's such a {{Jerkass}} that he's clearly intended to be a VillainProtagonist who [[AssholeVictim gets what he deserves, deserves]], not a sympathetic victim.
14th Oct '14 11:47:56 AM Psyclone
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* DVDCommentary: A rather infamous one where Mickey Rooney proceeds to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR4YhS_Ru_I act like]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm1b8vbfBdc&feature=youtu.be&t=22s a complete]] {{Jerkass}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6SPnetR2UE to his poor interviewer]] (ironic, given the episode's subject matter), and claims no one is going to listen to said commentary because the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VCceZUuV8g younger audience]]" is "watching...[[TheInternetIsForPorn sexy things]]".
11th Jul '14 11:40:39 AM MarkLungo
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The alter-ego replies, "You are small, Mr. Grady. You see, every time you won an honest race, that's when you were a giant. But right now, they just don't come any smaller."

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The alter-ego replies, "You are ''are'' small, Mr. Grady. You see, every time you won an honest race, that's when you were a giant. But right now, they just don't come any smaller."
29th Jun '14 2:07:14 PM 8088ben
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* ActingForTwo: Rooney plays both Grady and the alter-ego.


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* MinimalistCast: This is the only episode, across all three ''Twilight Zone'' series, to have only one cast member.
29th Jun '14 1:49:36 PM MarkLungo
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* DomesticAbuse: Alluded to when Grady gets mad at his girlfriend and threatens to slap her face off.

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* DomesticAbuse: Alluded to when Grady gets mad at his girlfriend ex-girlfriend and threatens to slap her face off.
29th Jun '14 1:48:57 PM MarkLungo
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* DomesticAbuse: Alluded to when Grady gets mad at his girlfriend and threatens to slap her face off.
29th Jun '14 1:48:01 PM MarkLungo
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/last_night_of_a_jockey_5641.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Grady gives himself a good talking to.]]
2nd Jul '13 9:26:28 PM disneyphilip
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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, five feet short in stockings and boots, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. He happens to be one of the rotten apples, bruised and yellowed by dealing in dirt, a short man with a short memory who's forgotten that he's worked for the sport of kings and helped turn it into a cesspool, used and misused by the two-legged animals who've hung around sporting events since the days of the Coliseum. So this is Grady, on his last night as a jockey. Behind him are Hialeah, Hollywood Park and Saratoga. Rounding the far turn and coming up fast on the rail - is the Twilight Zone.

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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, five feet short in stockings and boots, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. He happens to be one of the rotten apples, bruised and yellowed by dealing in dirt, a short man with a short memory who's forgotten that he's worked for the sport of kings and helped turn it into a cesspool, used and misused by the two-legged animals who've hung around sporting events since the days of the Coliseum. So this is Grady, on his last night as a jockey. Behind him are Hialeah, Hollywood Park and Saratoga. Rounding the far turn and coming up fast on the rail - is the The Twilight Zone.



->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, ten feet tall, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. Unfortunately for Mr. Grady, he learned too late that you never measure size with a ruler, you don't figure height with a yardstick and you never judge a man by how tall he looks in a mirror. The giant is as he does. You can make a parimutuel bet on this, win, place, or show, in or out of the Twilight Zone.

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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, ten feet tall, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. Unfortunately for Mr. Grady, he learned too late that you never measure size with a ruler, you don't figure height with a yardstick and you never judge a man by how tall he looks in a mirror. The giant is as he does. You can make a parimutuel bet on this, win, place, place or show, in or out of the The Twilight Zone.
19th Jun '13 4:39:30 PM MarkLungo
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* DownerEnding

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* DownerEndingDownerEnding[=/=]KarmicTwistEnding: Yes, Grady ends up badly. However, he's such a {{Jerkass}} that he's clearly intended to be a VillainProtagonist who gets what he deserves, not a sympathetic victim.
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27th May '13 2:35:20 PM ultimomant
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->'''Rod Serling''': The name is Grady, five feet short in stockings and boots, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. He happens to be one of the rotten apples, bruised and yellowed by dealing in dirt, a short man with a short memory who's forgotten that he's worked for the sport of kings and helped turn it into a cesspool, used and misused by the two-legged animals who've hung around sporting events since the days of the Coliseum. So this is Grady, on his last night as a jockey. Behind him are Hialeah, Hollywood Park and Saratoga. Rounding the far turn and coming up fast on the rail - is the Twilight Zone.

A jockey named Michael Grady is sitting alone in his room after finding out he's been banned from horse-racing for life for fixing races by horse-doping. All he ever wanted was to be respected. He curses a reporter who's written of his misdeeds in the paper. He drinks in his depression and thinks of what his life will be now. He then hears a voice. It's his alter-ego.

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->'''Rod Serling''': ->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, five feet short in stockings and boots, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. He happens to be one of the rotten apples, bruised and yellowed by dealing in dirt, a short man with a short memory who's forgotten that he's worked for the sport of kings and helped turn it into a cesspool, used and misused by the two-legged animals who've hung around sporting events since the days of the Coliseum. So this is Grady, on his last night as a jockey. Behind him are Hialeah, Hollywood Park and Saratoga. Rounding the far turn and coming up fast on the rail - is the Twilight Zone.

A jockey named Michael Grady (Mickey Rooney) is sitting alone in his room after finding out he's been banned from horse-racing for life for fixing races by horse-doping. All he ever wanted was to be respected. He curses a reporter who's written of his misdeeds in the paper. He drinks in his depression and thinks of what his life will be now. He then hears a voice. It's his alter-ego.




->'''Rod Serling''': The name is Grady, ten feet tall, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. Unfortunately for Mr. Grady, he learned too late that you never measure size with a ruler, you don't figure height with a yardstick and you never judge a man by how tall he looks in a mirror. The giant is as he does. You can make a parimutuel bet on this, win, place, or show, in or out of the Twilight Zone.

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\n->'''Rod Serling''': ->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The name is Grady, ten feet tall, a slightly distorted offshoot of a good breed of humans who race horses. Unfortunately for Mr. Grady, he learned too late that you never measure size with a ruler, you don't figure height with a yardstick and you never judge a man by how tall he looks in a mirror. The giant is as he does. You can make a parimutuel bet on this, win, place, or show, in or out of the Twilight Zone.


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* BottleEpisode: The entire episode takes place inside Grady's apartment.
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