Shades of Guilt

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Host: (opening narration) Portrait of Matthew McGreevey, a man who looks in the mirror and sees a decent, upstanding citizen. But appearances can be deceiving and tonight, Matt's about to get a reality check at the intersection known as The Twilight Zone.

  • McGreevey: John Woodrell came running up to my car asking for help, instead I drove away. That's when it started. Thomas Sumner: What started? McGreevey: I started changing

  • Mrs. Woodrell: I just have one question I'd like you to answer for me McGreevey: Anything Mrs. Woodrell: If my husband had been a white man, would you have helped him?

  • Host: (closing narration) The old saying goes "You don't know a man 'til you've walked a mile in his shoes." Matt McGreevey went one better, he got to walk in another man's skin. A simple lesson in compassion, courtesy... of The Twilight Zone.

Notes (1)

  • The idea of a man's race magically transforming to force him to sympathize with others has been explored before in the original TZ episode "A Quality of Mercy," as well as in the first segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie.

Allusions (1)

  • Dog Bites Man In the 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow, a man's skin color is magically changed from white to black. In the 1968 movie of the musical, his dog attacks him just as this man's dog does not recognize him and drives him off.