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The Twilight Zone
Twilight Zone provides examples of: Beam Me Up, Scotty!: The popular "Submitted for your approval" occurs in the opening monologue just three times. In contrast "In just a moment" occurs in the opening monologue 25 times, which makes this the most said four-word phrase that doesn't include "Twilight Zone". "In a moment" also occurs quite often.
The Danza: Burt Mustin as Burt the Bum in "Night of the Meek".
Dueling Shows: With during 1963-64, the only season both series were in production.
The Outer Limits Edited for Syndication: The Christmas Episode "The Night of the Meek" features a holiday greeting from Serling at the end of his wrap up narration that was generally edited out. Also the fourth season hour long episodes were generally ignored until the Sci Fi Channel started running the show. Between the sixties and the nighties they were mainly shown only as edited together two-hour "movie" specials.
Hey, It's That Guy! / Hey, It's That Voice!:
June Foray played the Talking Tina doll in "Living Doll", essentially reprising the voice she did for the real life Chatty Cathy. She also dubbed over a child actor's voice in "The Bewitchin' Pool" using her Rocky voice.
If Kaa wasn't creepy enough, the creepy TV repairman in "What's in the Box" also has Winnie's voice.
On a related, but somewhat more pleasant note, John Fiedler (the voice of Piglet) appears as the mall owner in "Night of the Meek", as well as a subordinate angel in "Cavender is Coming".
Bob Crane, at the time an L.A. disc jockey, provided the voice of one on the radio in "Static".
Lex Luthor was in "Cavender is Coming" and Sinestro was in "People Are Alike All Over" and "Ring-A-Ding Girl".
J. Pat O'Malley a.k.a: Tweedledee and Tweedledum, The Walrus and The Carpenter, Colonel Hathi and Buzzie the Vulture was in "The Chaser", "The Fugitive", "Mr. Garetty and The Graves" and "The Self Improvement of Salavdore Ross".
Cruella De Vill was in "Ring-A-Ding Girl".
Wade The Duck was in "I Dream of Genie".
Inspector Gadget (at least the second guy to do him in the pilot) was The titular angel in "Cavender is Coming".
Endora was in "The Invaders".
Speaking of Bewitched, Darrin Stephens was in "The Purple Testament" and "A Penny for Your Thoughts".
Looten Plunder was in "The Old Man in the Cave".
Quite a few people from Batman were in the series prior to the show:
The Penguin starred in "Time Enough At Last" as the meek Henry Bemis, "Mr. Dingle the Strong" as the titular meek character, "The Obsolete Man" as Romney Wordsworth, a librarian slated for execution for being well just read the title and "Printers Devil" as the devil himself, giving him the most starring roles on the show.
Alfred was in "Passage of The Lady Anne".
Police Cheif O'Hara was in "Nick of Time" as a mechanic, "The Grave" and "Ceasar and Me" as a pawnbroker.
The Mad Hatter was in "Escape Clause" as the Devil.
Catwoman was a very sexy she-devil, in fact being the only female portrayal of the devil in this series in "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville".
The Bookworm was in "People Are Alike All Over".
The Archer was Santa Claus in "The Night of the Meek".
Shame was in "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" and "The Dummy".
Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft was in "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" as an aging film star longing to recapture her glory.
Cabala was in "A World of Difference".
Aunt Hilda was in "Long Live Walter Jameson".
Colonel Matterson was in "The Four of Us Are Dying" and Hocus-Pocus and Frisby".
Gus Portokalos was in "I Am the Night - Color Me Black".
Zou Chi and Prince Olympius, Christine Armstrong, Briscoe Darling and Uncle Jesse and Nate Scarboro were in "Black Leather Jackets".
Dr. Zachary Smith a.k.a. Manny the Mantis was in "Twenty Two" and "The Silence".
Burt Reynolds a.k.a. Charlie B. Barkin was in "The Bard".
Don Rickles Mr. Potato Head was in "Mr. Dingle the Strong".
Mark Twain, Elliot Carlson and Officer Ernie Brenner were in "On Thursday We Leave for Home".
Roland Corben was in "Third From the Sun" and "You Drive".
Altaira Moribus was in "The After Hours" and "Jesse-Belle".
Speaking of Forbidden Planet, Robby The Robot was in "One for the Angels" as a tin toy, "The Brain Center at Whipple's" and "Uncle Simon".
Chester A. Riley was in the pilot "The Time Element".
Frank Dominus was in "Where Is Everybody?".
Inspector Frank Luger was in "Where Is Everybody?" and "The Passersby".
The Mad Hatter was in "One For the Angels" and "Ninety Years Without Slumbering".
Mayor Vaughn was in "One for the Angels" as Mr. Death himself.
Milburn Drysdale was in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" and "No Time Like the Past".
Sid Fields was in "Mr. Denton on Doomsday", "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?", "Walking Distance" and "Mute".
Detective Milton was in "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" and "The New Exhibit".
Big Ben Healy was in "The Lonely" and "The Mighty Casey".
Ted Baxter a.k.a. Henry Rush a.k.a. Judge Elihu Smails was in "The Lonely".
George Lowery was in "Time Enough At Last", "Still Valley", "I Sing the Body Electric", "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" and "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross".
Barzini was in "Perchance to Dream".
Father Nuncio was in "Perchance to Dream" as Dr. Elliot Rathman, "Dust" as the sheriff, and most notably "It's a Good Life" as Anthony's Father.
Papa Mousekewitz and John Steed (or Dr. George Waggner) were in "Judgement Night".
Roger Radcliffe a.k.a. Grimsby was in "Judgement Night", "Deaths Head Revisted" and "Dead Man's Shoes".
Pongo and Ellery Queen were in "And When the Sky Was Opened".
Miss Alice Anders was in "And When the Sky Was Opened" and "From Agnes - With Love".
Roy B. Bensinger was in "What You Need" and "Kick the Can".
T'Pring was in "What You Need" and "Twenty Two".
Dexter Stanley was in "Third from the Sun" and "The Obsolete Man" as an Evil Chancellor.
Fred Russell was in "Third from the Sun" and "The Little People".
Dr. Lesley Webber was in "Third from the Sun".
Juror #6 was in "I Shot an Arrow into the Air" and "The Long Morrow".
Rachel Warren was in "The Hitch-Hiker" and "The Lateness of the Hour".
Valerian was in "The Hitch-Hiker" and "A Most Unusual Camera".
The Claw was the titular Hitch-Hiker in "The Hitch-Hiker".
Malefecent can be heard briefly in "The Hitch-Hiker".
Dick Tracy (Better known as Bernstein) was in "The Fever".
Prof. Thurgood Elson was in "Elegy" and "Passage on the Lady Anne".
Dr. William Barton was in "Elegy".
Dr. Hiram Baker was in "Elegy" and "You Drive"
Lila Crane, Karl Robinson and [[series/Vegas Sgt. Bella Archer]] were in "Mirror Image".
Aldo, Max Kellerman and the only producer to stay with M*A*S*H throughout it's entire run were in "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".
George Durnley (1982) was in "People Are Alike All Over", "They Odyssey of light 33" and "The Parallel".
Nathan Grantham was in "Execution", "Dust", " The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" and "Jess-Belle".
Professor Roy Hinkley was in "Execution and "Back There".
Dr. Miles J. Bennell was in "Long Live Walter Jameson".
Sebastian Cabot a.k.a. Sir Ector, Bagheera and The Narrator was in "A Nice Place to Visit".
Larry Blyden was in "A Nice Place To Visit" and "Showdown with Rance Mc Grew".
Katherine Wentworth was in "Nightmare as A Child", "Valley of the Shadow" and "Ceasar and Me".
Honorious and the voice of Bobba Fett were in "A Stop At Willoughby".
Ed Thompson was in "The Chaser" and "In His Image".
Rufus (or if you prefer, Sheriff Al Chambers) was in "The Chaser".
Jack Klugman a.k.a. Dr. R. Quincy M.E., Oscar Madison, and Juror #5 starred in "A Passage for Trumpet" "A Game of Pool", "Death Ship" and "In Praise of Pip" giving him the most starring roles in the series tying only with Burgess Meredith.
California Charlie was in "A Passage for Trumpet", "The Odyssey of Flight 33", "Of Late I think of Cliffordville" and "The Old Man and the Cave".
Sarah Onedin was in "A Passage for Trumpet" and "Death Ship".
Second Mate Briggs was in "A Passage for Trumpet" and "Once Upon a Time".
Bilbo Baggins ( Later Frodo Baggins), Dr. Sam Metcalf, Appa Ali Apsa and Winnie Kirkwood were in "Mr. Bevis".
Nazorine was in "Mr. Bevis" and "The Gift".
The Winter Warlock and Sue Allen were in "A World of His Own".
Doris McAfee was in "A World of His Own" and "Living Doll".
Mark Halliday, and Gannicus were in "King Nine Will Not Return".
Batman was in "The Man in the Bottle" and "Ceasar and Me"
The Hookah Smoking Caterpillar, and Mrs. Kramer, were in "A Thing About Machines".
Barney Phillips, a.k.a: Shazzan! was in "The Purple Testimate", "A Thing About Machines", "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" and "Miniature".
John Carradine a.k.a The Great Owl among others, Orby Jenson (from 1982-1984) and Police Seargent O'Brien were in "The Howling Man".
Elly May Clampett was in "Eye of the Beholder" and "Cavender is Coming".
William Shatner a.k.a. Captain James Tiberius Kirk was in "Nick of Time" and more notably "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".
Laura Brooks was in "Nick of Time" and "No Time Like the Past".
Gideon Leach and Adele Winston Hamilton (from 1975-1976) were in "Nick of Time".
Grandpa Stanley Kanisky was in "The Lateness of the Hour" and "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?".
Mrs. Luck Elkins was in "Walking Distance" and "The Lateness of the Hour".
Michael Fane, Pegeen Ryan, and The Director of Tootsie were in "The Trouble with Templeton".
Dwight Babcock and Paula (who incidentally played a character named Paula here) were in "A Most Unusual Camera".
Senator Gillingham, Henry and Granny Gordon were in "The Night of the Meek".
Hyder Khan was in "Dust", "The Mirror" and "The Gift".
Dr. Peter Guthrie was in "Back There".
Matt Libby, Uncle Petrie Martin and Misterjaw were in "The Whole Truth".
Mavis Macdonald (1986) was in "Twenty-Two".
Lt. Anderson was in "Twenty-Two" and "The Fugitive".
Al (1987) and Dr. Tony Romano (1968-1969) was in "Twenty-Two".
Judge Parker and Scotty were in "Mr. Dingle the Strong".
Dr. Land and Gladys Kravitz were in "Static".
Gilbert Bates was in "Static" and "The Fugitive".
Tin Can and Jed Clampent a.k.a Barnaby Jones were in "The Prime Mover".
Dr. Lubick (1973-1976) was in "The Prime Mover" and "The Midnight Sun".
Bill Mumy a.k.a. Will Robinson and Lennier was in "Long Distance Call", most famously "It's a Good Life" as Goo Goo Godlike Anthony Freemont whom he later reprised in the 2003 series as an adult and "In Praise of Pip".
Nick Fury was in "Long Distance Call" and "The Parallel".
Alma Clovis (1985) was in "Long Distance Call".
Gomez Addams and The Chief were in "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim".
Uncle Ben was in "A Hundred Yards over the Rim" and "The Dummy"
Dr. Fred Richman was in "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" and "The Thirty-Fathom Grave".
Di Giorgio was in "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" and "Mr. Garrity and the Graves".
Byam was in "The Silence".
Dr. Wallace (1988) was in "The Silence" and "The. Changing of the Guard".
Deputy Chester Goode and Captain Harold Dobey were in "Shadow Play".
Zohan's Father and Ron Updyke were in "The Mind and the Matter".
Nurse Sally Withers and Dr. Nikolas Van Helsing were in "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?".
Charles Bronson and Samantha were in "Two".
David was in "The Arrival".
Clem Foster was in "The Arrival" and "Ring-A-Ding Girl".
Wayne Charles (1969) a.k.a Ray Stone (1979) was in "The Arrival" and "The Trade-Ins".
John Arbuckle, Dr. Dan Kaufmann and Grandma Delores were in "The Shelter".
Grandpa Joe a.k.a. Amos Slade was in "The Shelter" and "I Dream of Genie".
Grandpa Smurf (Later Papa Smurf) was in "A Game of Pool".
Columbo, Mr. Kirkland and Hernandez (1976) were in "The Mirror".
Lee Marvin, Col. G. Stonehill and Hauk, were in "The Grave".
Roscoe P. Coltraine was in "The Grave", "The Last Rights of Jeff Myrtlebank" and "Jesse-Belle".
Cloris Leachman a.k.a. Maw Maw, Grandpa Fred and Edith Mills (1981) were in "It's A Good Life".
Virginia Benson (1996-1998) was in "The Midnight Sun".
Earl Bankroft (1982-1983) was in "Still Valley".
Buster Keaton Starred in "Once Upon A Time". Rod Serling wrote the episode especially for him.
Rusty Trawler was in "Once Upon A Time" and "Mr. Garrity and the Graves".
Uncle Chuck a.k.a. Dr. Seth Hazlitt and Percy Crump were in "Five Characters in Search of an Exit".
Duke Nukem (no not that one), George Liquor (American!) and Spock were in "A Quality of Mercy".
Mrs. Higgins was in "Nothing in the Dark", "Passage of the Lady Anne" and "Night Call".
Robert Redford a.k.a. the Sundance Kid was in "Nothing in the Dark".
Diehl was in "Nothing in the Dark".
Dr. No was in "One More Pallbearer".
Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow was in "Dead Man's Shoes".
Fred Ziffel a.k.a. Hank Miller (1962-1975) was in "Kick the Can" "Ring-A-Ding Girl" and "Come Wander with Me".
Mayor Hamilton Hill and Jaws were in "To Serve Man".
Lance Schroeder was in "Person or Persons Unknown" and "Number 12 Looks Just Like You".
Hilda Gunnerson was in "Person or Persons Unknown".
Friar Tuck was in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby".
Pop Snyder was in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and "The Masks".
Floyd Lawson (1960-1962, 1964-1967) was in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and "The Bard".
Reverend Robert Alden was in "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" and "Valley of the Shadow".
The second voice of Fred Flintstone (formerly just his singing voice) was in "The Gift".
Sgt. Vince Carter, Bob Beugler and Mike Costello (1963) were in "The Dummy".
Ma Kent was in "Young Man's Fancy".
Mrs. Townsend, Larry Tate and Lambert were in "I Sing the Body Electric".
Carol Burnett was in "Cavender is Coming" as the inept Guardian Angels charge.
Gladys Kravitz was in "Cavender is Coming" and "What's in the Box?".
Sam Loomis was in "The Changing of the Guard".
Judge Lowell (1978) was in "In His Image".
Sgt. McVey was in "The. Thirty Fathom. Grave".
David Banner was in "The Thirty-Fathom Grave".
His Father was in "Kick The Can" and "The Old Man in the Cave".
Michael Rossi and Scotty were in "Valley of the Shadow".
Howard Payne and Judge Irwin A. Jessup were in "He's Alive" as a struggling new generation Nazi leader and Adolf Hitler respectively.
Recycled Script: Kept to a minimum for an anthology show. When it does happen, you'll frequently find that the moral of the story is a Family-Unfriendly Aesop version of the previous episode's moral.
"Steel" was adapted into a feature film. Though it's somewhat subverted, as , despite being based on the same story as "Steel," bears almost no resemblance to the story (outside of robot boxers). Additionally, the film is decisively more optimistic than the original story's dystopian setting.
Real Steel Trope Namer:
What Could Have Been: In the original script for "A Game Of Pool," Jesse Cardiff
loses to Fats Brown, but he doesn't die and he immediately begins practicing for a rematch Orson Welles was originally planed to be the narrator but was too expensive.
Write What You Know: Many episodes took place in Upstate New York, where Rod Serling was from. Similarly, Serling was a vet of WWII (as were many of the other writers), which led to many a episode.
Movie, '80s revival, and 2003 revival provide examples of: The Twilight Zone
Referenced By: The robots from this game reappear as aliens invading Seattle in .
Red & Ted's Road Show One of the ticker messages in reads "Become Lost in a Zone - Play Pinball," a reference to the "Lost in the Zone" Monopoly Wizard Mode.
The Other Darrin: Tim Kitzrow, who voiced Rod Serling in the game. Justified in that Serling had died twenty years prior.
What Could Have Been: Twilight Zone was supposed to use Williams/Midway's DCS Sound System, but because it was still in development, it used the Yamaha YM2151-based sound board instead.