The Twilight Zone

Static

Season 2, Ep 20, Aired 3/10/61
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  • Episode Description
  • Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement of the boardinghouse where he lives. He soon finds he can receive programs from the past when he's alone.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rod Serling

    Narrator/Host

  • Arch Johnson

    Roscoe Bragg (as Arch W. Johnson

  • Dean Jagger

    Ed Lindsay

  • Alice Pearce

    Mrs. Nielsen

  • Carmen Mathews

    Vinnie Broun

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • (opening narration) Narrator: No one ever saw one quite like that, because that's a very special sort of radio. In its day, circa 1935, its type was one of the most elegant consoles on the market. Now, with its fabric-covered speakers, its peculiar yellow dial, its serrated knobs, it looks quaint and a little strange. Mr. Ed Lindsay will find out how strange very soon, when he tunes into the Twilight Zone.

    • Ed: Ever since I can remember, women have been running run my life. "Do this, do that, come to dinner, don't come to dinner.." Vinnie: Frankly, Mr. Lindsay, I don't care whether you starve to death. I just want to make sure that it's on purpose and not because you forgot that food was available. Ed: I'm not that old yet.

    • Ed: Bragg, how is it that a man with such a tiny brain can have such a big mouth?

    • Vinnie: Professor, is it so impossible? Professor Ackerman: Impossible? Now that's a dangerous sort of a word to use nowadays, Vinnie. We take things for granted today that we called impossible just a few years ago. Let's call it "highly unlikely."

    • Vinnie: Right now, Ed Lindsay, you're just about the meanest, sourest, most cantankerous old man on the face of the Earth. Ed: Thanks.

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    Notes (1)

    • This is one of six episodes originally shot on videotape, then transferred to sixteen-millimeter film for broadcast. This was done as a cost-cutting measure.

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    • alexvalenziboogiewoogiema Jun 11, 2014

      Does anybody out there knows the name of the Big band Rock instrumental that plays on the radio on the begining of the"Static" episode and the name of the band who plays it?