The Twilight Zone

Season 2 Episode 1

The Once and Future King

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 1986 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: A round of hollow applause for Gary Pittkin, who tried to pay a blood debt in sequins and B-movies, and discovered to his sorrow that sometimes you are called back for one encore too many in the Twilight Zone.

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Exit one, Gary Pittkin: Singer, impersonator and restless subject of a dead king named Elvis Aaron Presley. A frustrated young man born 25 years too late who is about to find his own place to dwell, down at the end of a lonely street, in a neighborhood called the Twilight Zone.

  • Notes

    • While driving right before crashing with his car, Gary is listening in his radio to the song Maybellene (2'22") by Chuck Berry from a single on Chess Records released in 1955.

  • Allusions