The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 14

The Trunk

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 24, 1988 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: It's been said that all good things come to those who wait. This is Willy Gardner, a man whose lifetime of waiting is about to end. Willy Gardner, a man with limited space, limited horizons and limited contact with humanity. People float in and out of his life like flotsam and jetsam washing up on the beach. But the law of salvage is about to change all that. Today, Willy is about to find something very valuable on his particular beach in the Twilight Zone.

    • Willy: This is my new bedspread. It's what they call a blend. It's, uh, 50% something and 50% something else, but you'd be surprised. It almost feels like real fur.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: Willy Gardner, a simple man who discovered in a steamer trunk the difference between possessions and real wealth. Once adrift in a sea of humanity, he's finally found a safe harbor in a port of call known as the Twilight Zone.

  • Notes

    • This episode had an unusually long opening narration, which was also unique in being split into two sections separated by dialogue.

  • Allusions