It's Still a Good Life

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Host: (opening narration) Forty years ago, Rod Serling 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 6 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.

  • Audrey: You think we could visit New York? Anthony: New York's a big place. Lots of people. Audrey: Yeah, and they all better be nice to us or you know what we'll do to them.

  • Anthony: It's going to be a good day - a real good day.

  • Host: (closing narration) 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.

Notes (6)

  • The actor in the picture with a younger Billy Mumy and Cloris Leachman is John Larch, who played Anthony's dad in the original episode.

  • The story is based on characters created by Jerome Bixby, who authored the original episode.

  • Uses some footage of Billy Mumy from the original TZ episode, and much of the opening narration parallels the narration from the original episode

  • Liliana Mumy, who plays Audrey Fremont, is Bill Mumy's real-life daughter.

  • This episode is a sequel to the original TZ episode which featured a much younger Bill Mumy and Cloris Leachman as the boy with the power and his long-suffering mother.

  • This will mark the third time that Bill Mumy will have been connected to this storyline, in the original series he was the boy with the power, and then in the movie he was one of the men in the diner when the teacher met the boy...