The Lineman (1)

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Host: (opening narration) Tyler Andrew Ward, a telephone linemen and charter member in the fraternity of lonely dreamers. Tyler is about to test what he wishes for to the breaking point and beyond. You might say what you're about to see is impossible. Probably in most places, but not here in The Twilight Zone.

Notes (5)

  • This was the first episode produced of The Twilight Zone 2002.

  • This is a full 60-minute episode

  • The movie that Tyler is watching when he's on the phone with Buddy is Jim Carrey's movie The Mask.

  • When Tyler tells Buddy about the nature of the sleazy lawyer, and his power to read thoughts at the same time, he confesses his power to Buddy in front of Evergreen Cemetery. "Evergreen" is a title of the first episode of The Twilight Zone (although as this episode was produced first, "Evergreen" would have been a later episode.)

  • Bears a conceptual resemblence to the 80's TZ episode "Private Channel", which in turn borrowed somewhat from the original TZ episode "A Penny for Your Thoughts".