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Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Ed: You know, when I first started listening to radio again, I kept wondering, "Whatever happened to the picture tube?" And then I remembered. The picture tube is right here. (taps his head) I tell you, radio is a world that has to be seen to be believed.

  • (closing narration) Narrator: Around and around she goes, and where she stops nobody knows. All Ed Lindsay knows is he desperately wanted a second chance and he finally got it, through a strange and wonderful time machine called a radio... in the Twilight Zone.

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.