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* OddballInTheSeries: This is one of the only episodes of ''The Twilight Zone'' where Rod Serling appears at the end rather than at the beginning, though he appears at both the beginning and the end in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E65TheObsoleteMan The Obsolete Man]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E90TheFugitive The Fugitive]]". It is also the only one where he is part of the story as opposed to merely delivering narration. Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and he disappears in the same way as Mary and Victoria.

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* OddballInTheSeries: This is one of the only episodes episode of ''The Twilight Zone'' where Rod Serling appears at the end rather than at the beginning, though he appears at both the beginning and the end in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E65TheObsoleteMan The Obsolete Man]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E90TheFugitive The Fugitive]]". It is also the only one where he is part of the story as opposed to merely delivering narration. Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and he disappears in the same way as Mary and Victoria.


Gregory West (Keenan Wynn) is a mild-mannered, affable playwright. He is having a pleasant evening in his study, snuggling with his wife Mary who has just made him a cocktail, when his wife Veronica shows up. Gregory hurriedly snatches a bit of tape and throws it into the fire--and Mary vanishes.

Veronica is not nearly as gentle and loving as Mary is. Her persistent, aggressive questioning leads Gregory to finally confess the truth: that he invented Mary out of his imagination. In fact, any character he describes into his dictaphone comes to life in the real world. When Veronica refuses to believe him, he conjures Mary again.

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Gregory West (Keenan Wynn) is a mild-mannered, affable playwright. He is having a pleasant evening in his study, snuggling with his wife Mary who has just made him a cocktail, when his wife Veronica Victoria shows up. Gregory hurriedly snatches a bit of tape and throws it into the fire--and Mary vanishes.

Veronica Victoria is not nearly as gentle and loving as Mary is. Her persistent, aggressive questioning leads Gregory to finally confess the truth: that he invented Mary out of his imagination. In fact, any character he describes into his dictaphone comes to life in the real world. When Veronica Victoria refuses to believe him, he conjures Mary again.



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Veronica doesn't believe that Gregory conjured Mary up, even after he describes an elephant in the foyer and one actually appears. Then at the end when she sees the envelope with "Veronica West" written on it, she refuses to believe she is Gregory's creation--this after she's both seen the elephant and seen Gregory make Mary appear and disappear. Veronica then makes the extremely poor decision to throw it in the fire herself.
* BettyAndVeronica: Almost literally with Gregory's blond-haired, sweet, loving second creation Mary, and his fiery and demanding first creation Veronica. Despite the fact that Veronica is mean and nasty and obviously can't stand him, Gregory picks her, until she makes the decision for herself.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Veronica Victoria doesn't believe that Gregory conjured Mary up, even after he describes an elephant in the foyer and one actually appears. Then at the end when she sees the envelope with "Veronica "Victoria West" written on it, she refuses to believe she is Gregory's creation--this after she's both seen the elephant and seen Gregory make Mary appear and disappear. Veronica Victoria then makes the extremely poor decision to throw it in the fire herself.
* BettyAndVeronica: Almost literally with Gregory's blond-haired, sweet, loving second creation Mary, and his fiery and demanding first creation Veronica. Victoria. Despite the fact that Veronica Victoria is mean and nasty and obviously can't stand him, Gregory picks her, until she makes the decision for herself.



* DramaticDrop: Gregory drops his martini when Veronica raps on the door to the study. At the end he reveals that he was even more surprised because she had broken loose of the storyline he had written for her.

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* DramaticDrop: Gregory drops his martini when Veronica Victoria raps on the door to the study. At the end he reveals that he was even more surprised because she had broken loose of the storyline he had written for her.



* HappilyMarried: Gregory and Mary at the ending, after Veronica destroys herself.
* OddballInTheSeries: This is one of the only episodes of ''The Twilight Zone'' where Rod Serling appears at the end rather than at the beginning, though he appears at both the beginning and the end in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E65TheObsoleteMan The Obsolete Man]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E90TheFugitive The Fugitive]]". It is also the only one where he is part of the story as opposed to merely delivering narration. Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and he disappears in the same way as Mary and Veronica.
* OhCrap: Veronica, too late, when she starts feeling weird as the envelope crinkles up in the flames and she realizes Gregory was telling the truth.

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* HappilyMarried: Gregory and Mary at the ending, after Veronica Victoria destroys herself.
* OddballInTheSeries: This is one of the only episodes of ''The Twilight Zone'' where Rod Serling appears at the end rather than at the beginning, though he appears at both the beginning and the end in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E65TheObsoleteMan The Obsolete Man]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E90TheFugitive The Fugitive]]". It is also the only one where he is part of the story as opposed to merely delivering narration. Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and he disappears in the same way as Mary and Veronica.
Victoria.
* OhCrap: Veronica, Victoria, too late, when she starts feeling weird as the envelope crinkles up in the flames and she realizes Gregory was telling the truth.


* OddballInTheSeries: This is the only example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also the only one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)

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* OddballInTheSeries: This is one of the only example episodes of a ''Twilight ''The Twilight Zone'' episode where Rod Serling appears at the end, not end rather than at the beginning, though he appears at both the beginning and the end in "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E65TheObsoleteMan The Obsolete Man]]" and "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E90TheFugitive The Fugitive]]". It is also the only one where he is part of the story rather than as opposed to merely delivering narration. (Gregory Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod he disappears too.)in the same way as Mary and Veronica.

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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': The home of Mr. Gregory West, one of America's most noted playwrights. The office of Mr. Gregory West. Mr. Gregory West: shy, quiet, and at the moment, very happy. Mary: warm, affectionate...And the final ingredient: ''Mrs.'' Gregory West.


* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Victoria comes back to Gregory's house against his will for the first time. This is the first time that she has demonstrated independence, indicating to Gregory that she has grown beyond the parameters that he set when he created her.

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* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Victoria comes back to Gregory's house against his will for the first time.will. This is the first time that she has demonstrated independence, indicating to Gregory that she has grown beyond the parameters that he set when he created her.


* BottleEpisode: The entire episode takes place in Gregory West's study or the hallway leading to it.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Gregory wrote his second, much more calm and sweet love interest to be blonde-haired.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Gregory describes Victoria as perfect, impeccable and flawless, hinting at the fact that she is a fictional character brought to life.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Victoria comes back to Gregory's house against his will for the first time. This is the first time that she has demonstrated independence, indicating to Gregory that she has grown beyond the parameters that he set when he created her.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Gregory wrote Mary, his second, much more calm and sweet love interest to be blonde-haired.



* OddballInTheSeries: This is the only example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also a rare example of one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)

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* OddballInTheSeries: This is the only example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also a rare example of the only one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)


* NewerThanTheyThink: Rod Serling did narrate every episode, but this was the first one where he appeared on camera, nearly a season into the show. Fans loved the gag so much that he made a narration at the beginning of every future episode, normally appearing as a random bystander off to the side of the heroes of the story's opening actions.
* OddballInTheSeries: This is a rare example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also a rare example of one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)

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* NewerThanTheyThink: Rod Serling did narrate every episode, but this was the first one where he appeared on camera, nearly a season into the show. Fans loved the gag so much that he made a narration at the beginning of every future episode, normally appearing as a random bystander off to the side of the heroes of the story's opening actions.
* OddballInTheSeries: This is a rare the only example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also a rare example of one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)


Air date: July 1, 1960.



Written by Creator/RichardMatheson.

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Last episode of Season 1. Written by Creator/RichardMatheson.

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* NewerThanTheyThink: Rod Serling did narrate every episode, but this was the first one where he appeared on camera, nearly a season into the show. Fans loved the gag so much that he made a narration at the beginning of every future episode, normally appearing as a random bystander off to the side of the heroes of the story's opening actions.


* ArbitrarySkepticism: Veronica doesn't believe that Gregory conjured Mary up, even after he describes an elephant in the foyer and one actually appears. Then at the end when she sees the envelope with "Veronica West" written on it, she refuses to believe she is Gregory's creation, and makes the extremely poor decision to throw it in the fire herself.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Veronica doesn't believe that Gregory conjured Mary up, even after he describes an elephant in the foyer and one actually appears. Then at the end when she sees the envelope with "Veronica West" written on it, she refuses to believe she is Gregory's creation, creation--this after she's both seen the elephant and seen Gregory make Mary appear and disappear. Veronica then makes the extremely poor decision to throw it in the fire herself.


Veronica is not nearly as gentle and loving as Mary is. Her persistent, aggressive questioning leads Gregory to finally confess the truth: that any character he describes into his dictaphone comes to life. When Veronica refuses to believe him, he conjures Mary again.

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Veronica is not nearly as gentle and loving as Mary is. Her persistent, aggressive questioning leads Gregory to finally confess the truth: that he invented Mary out of his imagination. In fact, any character he describes into his dictaphone comes to life.life in the real world. When Veronica refuses to believe him, he conjures Mary again.


A writer finds out that he make something real just by saying that something. Written by Creator/RichardMatheson.

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A writer finds out Gregory West (Keenan Wynn) is a mild-mannered, affable playwright. He is having a pleasant evening in his study, snuggling with his wife Mary who has just made him a cocktail, when his wife Veronica shows up. Gregory hurriedly snatches a bit of tape and throws it into the fire--and Mary vanishes.

Veronica is not nearly as gentle and loving as Mary is. Her persistent, aggressive questioning leads Gregory to finally confess the truth:
that any character he make something real just by saying that something. describes into his dictaphone comes to life. When Veronica refuses to believe him, he conjures Mary again.

Written by Creator/RichardMatheson.



* BookEnds
* CreatorCameo
* DramaticDrop
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HappilyMarried
* LoveTriangle
* OddballInTheSeries
* OhCrap
* PygmalionPlot
* RewritingReality
* TomatoInTheMirror: Victoria

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* BookEnds
ArbitrarySkepticism: Veronica doesn't believe that Gregory conjured Mary up, even after he describes an elephant in the foyer and one actually appears. Then at the end when she sees the envelope with "Veronica West" written on it, she refuses to believe she is Gregory's creation, and makes the extremely poor decision to throw it in the fire herself.
* CreatorCameo
BettyAndVeronica: Almost literally with Gregory's blond-haired, sweet, loving second creation Mary, and his fiery and demanding first creation Veronica. Despite the fact that Veronica is mean and nasty and obviously can't stand him, Gregory picks her, until she makes the decision for herself.
* DramaticDrop
BookEnds: At the beginning Gregory is on the couch as Mary fixes him a martini, and at the end he is again.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
CreatorCameo: This, the last episode of the first season, is the first time that Creator/RodSerling showed up on camera himself. Serling's appearances would become a fixture and a trademark of the series in Season 2.
* HappilyMarried
DramaticDrop: Gregory drops his martini when Veronica raps on the door to the study. At the end he reveals that he was even more surprised because she had broken loose of the storyline he had written for her.
* LoveTriangle
HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Gregory wrote his second, much more calm and sweet love interest to be blonde-haired.
* OddballInTheSeries
HappilyMarried: Gregory and Mary at the ending, after Veronica destroys herself.
* OhCrap
OddballInTheSeries: This is a rare example of a ''Twilight Zone'' episode where Serling appears at the end, not at the beginning, and also a rare example of one where he is part of the story rather than delivering narration. (Gregory throws the "Rod Serling" envelope into the fire and Rod disappears too.)
* PygmalionPlot
OhCrap: Veronica, too late, when she starts feeling weird as the envelope crinkles up in the flames and she realizes Gregory was telling the truth.
* RewritingReality
PygmalionPlot: Gregory West and his habit of inventing women to be with. His first attempt failed quite badly but his second attempt seems to be a success.
* RealTime: No discernible time skips in the narrative.
* RewritingReality: Gregory can change reality however he wants, apparently, just by describing what he wants to his dictaphone.
* TomatoInTheMirror: VictoriaVictoria is one of Gregory's creations. She realizes this too late, at the last second before she disappears after throwing her own envelope into the fire.

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* PygmalionPlot
* RewritingReality


A writer finds out that he make something real just by saying that something.

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A writer finds out that he make something real just by saying that something. Written by Creator/RichardMatheson.

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* BookEnds
* CreatorCameo
* DramaticDrop
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HappilyMarried
* LoveTriangle
* OddballInTheSeries
* OhCrap
* TomatoInTheMirror: Victoria

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A writer finds out that he make something real just by saying that something.

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