The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 11

A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain

Aired Unknown Dec 13, 1963 on CBS



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  • Quotes

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Picture of an aging man who leads his life as, Thoreau said, 'in quiet desperation.' Because Harmon Gordon is enslaved by a love affair with a wife forty years his junior. Because of this, he runs when he should walk. He surrenders when simple pride dictates a stand. He pines away for the lost morning of his life when he should be enjoying the evening. In short, Mr. Harmon Gordon seeks a fountain of youth, and who's to say he won't find it? This happens to be the Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: It happens to be a fact: as one gets older, one does get wiser. If you don't believe it, ask Flora. Ask her any day of the ensuing weeks of her life, as she takes note during the coming years and realizes that the worm has turned: youth has take over. It simply the way the calendar crumbles... in the Twilight Zone.

  • Notes

    • According to the first printing of Marc Scott Zicree's book The Twilight Zone Companion (@1982), this episode was not included in the original syndication package for the series. No reason is given why. It has since been seen on Sci-Fi Channel and in the DVD releases.

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