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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': No comment here, no comment at all. We only wanted to introduce you to one of our very special citizens, little Anthony Fremont, age 6, who lives in a village called Peaksville in a place that used to be Ohio. And if by some strange chance you should run across him, you had best think only good thoughts. Anything less than that is handled at your own risk, because if you do meet Anthony, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the Twilight Zone.

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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': No comment here, no comment at all. We only wanted to introduce you to one of our very special citizens, little Anthony Fremont, age 6, who lives in a village called Peaksville in a place that used to be Ohio. And if by some strange chance you should run across him, you had best think only good thoughts. Anything less than that is handled at your own risk, because if you do meet Anthony, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the Twilight Zone.



* DownerEnding: Dan Hollis defies Anthony, so Anthony turns him into a jack-in-the-box, and sends him to the cornfield. Because his Aunt Amy complained about the heat earlier, Anthony makes it snow the next day, which kills off half the crops.

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* DownerEnding: Dan Hollis defies Anthony, so Anthony turns him into a jack-in-the-box, and sends him to the cornfield. Because his Aunt Amy complained about the heat earlier, Anthony makes it snow the next day, which kills off half the crops. Oh, and Anthony still remains to continue controlling and tormenting the remaining populace of Peaksville however he sees fit. [[CaptainObvious That too]].




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->'''Creator/RodSerling''': No comment here, no comment at all. We only wanted to introduce you to one of our very special citizens, little Anthony Fremont, age 6, who lives in a village called Peaksville in a place that used to be Ohio. And if by some strange chance you should run across him, you had best think only good thoughts. Anything less than that is handled at your own risk, because if you do meet Anthony, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the Twilight Zone.


* LostInTheMaize: Anthony sometimes makes things or people that draw his ire disappear from Peaksville entirely, which he refers to as "sending them to the cornfield". While this term has a very literal meaning in the original short story, the ''Twilight Zone'' episode [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication never explains it]], turning it into a sort of ominously vague euphemism.

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* LostInTheMaize: Anthony sometimes makes things or people that draw his ire disappear from Peaksville entirely, which he refers to as "sending them to the cornfield". While this term has a very literal meaning in the original short story, the ''Twilight Zone'' episode [[AdaptationExplanationExtrication never explains it]], turning it into a sort of ominously vague euphemism. The picture used for the episode credits hints that it is a literal cornfield.


* ObliviouslyEvil: According to Bill Mumy (who played him), Anthony is honestly trying to make the world a better place, he simply doesn't grasp that what makes him happy isn't best for everyone. In short, his immaturity prevents him from taking other's views into consideration. This is explored further in the short story.

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* ObliviouslyEvil: According to Bill Mumy Creator/BillMumy (who played him), Anthony is honestly trying to make the world a better place, he simply doesn't grasp that what makes him happy isn't best for everyone. In short, his immaturity prevents him from taking other's views into consideration. This is explored further in the short story.


* EnfanteTerrible: Anthony, obviously.

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* EnfanteTerrible: EnfantTerrible: Anthony, obviously.


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* GooGooGodlike: Deconstructed. A small child with reality warping powers wouldn't understand responsibility.

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* EnfanteTerrible: Anthony, obviously.


->'''Creator/ForrestWhitaker''': Forty years ago, Creator/RodSerling introduced us to a monster, a monster so powerful he was able to make the world disappear just by using his mind. For the residents of Peaksville, Ohio, the nightmare had begun. The monster knew their every thought, could feel their every emotion; and when they made him angry, which was often, he would banish them into a cornfield from which there was no return. And the most frightening thing about this monster was that he was only six years old. Now it's forty years later, and the people of Peaksville are still in Hell. Oh, yes, there's one other thing: The monster now has a child of his own, and though she possesses none of her father's powers, he still loves her very, very much.

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->'''Creator/ForrestWhitaker''': ->'''Creator/ForestWhitaker''': Forty years ago, Creator/RodSerling introduced us to a monster, a monster so powerful he was able to make the world disappear just by using his mind. For the residents of Peaksville, Ohio, the nightmare had begun. The monster knew their every thought, could feel their every emotion; and when they made him angry, which was often, he would banish them into a cornfield from which there was no return. And the most frightening thing about this monster was that he was only six years old. Now it's forty years later, and the people of Peaksville are still in Hell. Oh, yes, there's one other thing: The monster now has a child of his own, and though she possesses none of her father's powers, he still loves her very, very much.

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->'''Creator/ForrestWhitaker''': Forty years ago, Creator/RodSerling introduced us to a monster, a monster so powerful he was able to make the world disappear just by using his mind. For the residents of Peaksville, Ohio, the nightmare had begun. The monster knew their every thought, could feel their every emotion; and when they made him angry, which was often, he would banish them into a cornfield from which there was no return. And the most frightening thing about this monster was that he was only six years old. Now it's forty years later, and the people of Peaksville are still in Hell. Oh, yes, there's one other thing: The monster now has a child of his own, and though she possesses none of her father's powers, he still loves her very, very much.


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-->No lesson to be learned here. No morals to be taught. Just an update from Peaksville, Ohio, where Anthony and Audrey Fremont want you to think happy thoughts, and you better do as you're told. Otherwise, you might wind up in that cornfield known as The Twilight Zone.


* DownerEnding: Dan Hollis defies Anthony, so Anthony turns him into something horrible, a jack-in-the-box, and sends it to the cornfield. Because his Aunt Amy complained about the heat earlier, Anthony makes it snow the next day, which kills off half the crops.

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* DownerEnding: Dan Hollis defies Anthony, so Anthony turns him into something horrible, a jack-in-the-box, and sends it him to the cornfield. Because his Aunt Amy complained about the heat earlier, Anthony makes it snow the next day, which kills off half the crops.

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* BewareTheSuperman: Anthony's actions in the original episode can be summed up to him being only six years old, and with his parents being too afraid of his powers, his sense of right and wrong was defined by what he liked and didn't like. As a result, when he grows into an adult, he goes ahead and selfishly uses his powers knowing that no one can do anything to stop him, and if they tried, he just sends them into the "corn field."

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* RecycledScript: A portion of the audio and footage of Serling's opening narration from this episode was later used as part the pre-show in the Ride/DisneyThemeParks thrill ride ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''. Specifically, the part where he says "This as you may recognize is a map of the United States", it cuts off at map and continues with "[[EvilElevator a maintenance service elevator]] still in operation, waiting for you". Additionally, Serling's voice narration in the ride was provided by [[TheOtherDarrin voice actor Mark Silverman]] as Rod Serling [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] in 1975.


* AmbiguousInnocence: Anthony defines things as "good" or "bad" solely by how they make him feel. The fact that nobody in the town has the courage to punish him for bad behavior only makes it worse.

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* AmbiguousInnocence: Like most children his age, Anthony defines things as "good" or "bad" solely by how they make him feel.feel and doesn't understand that what may be good for him may not be good for somebody else. The fact that nobody in the town has the courage to punish him for bad behavior only makes it worse.


* AmbiguousInnocence: Anthony defines things as "good" or "bad" solely by how they make him feel. The fact that nobody in the town has the courage to punish him for bad behavior only makes it worse.



* BrattyHalfPint: Anthony has no problem with acting out to get his way, since he knows that nobody will discipline him.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Anthony has no problem with acting out to get his way, does what he wants without regard for how other people feel about it, since he knows that nobody will discipline him.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Anthony has no problem with acting out to get his way, since he knows that nobody will discipline him.


* ShoutOut: Dan is disappointed he can't listen to Music/PerryComo because Anthony hates singing.

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* ShoutOut: Dan is disappointed he can't listen to Music/PerryComo Perry Como because Anthony hates singing.

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* ShoutOut: Dan is disappointed he can't listen to Music/PerryComo because Anthony hates singing.

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