The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 9

Little Boy Lost

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 1985 on CBS
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Little Boy Lost
A photographer, torn between taking a plum overseas assignment and getting married, meets a strangely familiar little boy.

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  • Never born child comes to life.

    Woooooooo! I love this episode, because I feel somehow related to the boy and the situation portrayed in this show, maybe I was a non wanted child? We see in this episode how working women have to choose between a career or children, a career or a husband. Sad decision the one she makes in this episode which personally made me sad.

    It seems she wants to have children later in life but it wont be our loved Kenny, it will be another child. what ever happened to Kenny we are not told, he just vanishes into nothingness.

    Creepy scene: when the pictures taken at the zoo have an empty space where Kenny was/should've been.moreless
  • A woman who is faced with the choice of taking a job that will estrange her from her boyfriend is confronted by the child she'll never have.

    The acting in this particular episode wasn't too great. The theme wasn't particularly interesting, either.

    The moral of the story is that for every choice we make there are a thousand other paths not taken. While many of the Twilight Zone episodes have a relevant message, some of them do not. This was one of the one's that didn't.

    Still, this episode wasn't particularly bad. It's just stating the obvious. Choices are difficult sometimes.

    It was entertaining to see the Beverly Hills Cop was the movie the couple was in line to see. It's telling of the era. Oh, well.moreless
Nancy Kyes

Nancy Kyes

Frumpy Housewife

Guest Star

Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes


Guest Star

Season Hubley

Season Hubley

Carol Shelton

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Carol Shelton, photographer, a modern woman with an age-old problem. She can make the artistic choices of light and shadow, which capture a lifetime of human pain or grandeur on film. But like each of us, she has trouble sometimes choosing which road of life to travel, especially when that road winds deep among the shadows, of The Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: The song unsung, the wish unfulfilled, even with the dream in hand, there is the chill of an eternal loss ...fading ...fading. For every choice made, wrong or right, a thousand alternatives denied. When tomorrow calls, sometimes the heart must be denied. For Carol Shelton, there will be other tomorrows, other joys and yet ...fading ...fading. For one trembling instant, she was given the opportunity to take snapshots of an alternate future. Snapshots forever undeveloped in the darkness of The Twilight Zone.

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    • Theater Marquee: Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
      This movie features Eddie Murphy as a cop looking for clues leading to the killers of his best friend.