The Twilight Zone

Number Twelve Looks Just Like You

Season 5, Ep 17, Aired 1/24/64
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  • Episode Description
  • In a future where everyone must undergo an operation at the age of 19 to make them identical to everyone else, one woman desperately tries to hang onto her own identity.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rod Serling

    Narrator/Host

  • Charles Beaumont

  • Abner Biberman

  • Joe Edmondson

  • Charles Bonniwell, Jr.

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Life is Plastic...It's Fantastic!

    By millerem99, Jan 02, 2008

  • An amazingly premonition of our present!!!

    By cpmom, Nov 26, 2007

  • I love this episode. It's a wonderful episode.

    By alibeth25, Aug 12, 2007

  • Uglyness in a Beautiful World

    By sh811a, Aug 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (Opening Narration) Narrator: Given the chance, what young girl wouldn't happily exchange a plain face for a lovely one? What girl could refuse the opportunity to be beautiful? For want of a better estimate, let's call it the year 2000. At any rate, imagine a time in the future when science has developed a means of giving everyone the face and body he dreams of. It may not happen tomorrow--but it happens now in the Twilight Zone.

    • Marilyn Cuberle: ...being like everybody is the same as being nobody.

    • Marilyn: I'm beautiful to the people who love me!

    • (Closing Narration) Narrator: Portrait of a young lady in love--with herself. Improbable? Perhaps. But in an age of plastic surgery, body building and in infinity of cosmetics, let us hesitate to say impossible. These and other strange blessings may be waiting in the future--which after all, is the Twilight Zone.

    Notes (2)

    • The on screen writing credit goes to Charles Beaumont, even though he only wrote the short story. Johm Tomerlin, ghost writing for Beaumont, wrote the actual screenplay.

    • This episode is based on the short story "The Beautiful People" by Charles Beaumont. The story was first published in If (September, 1952).

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