The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 23

A World of Difference

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Aired Unknown Mar 11, 1960 on CBS
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Businessman Arthur Curtis discovers that life as he knows it doesn't really exist.

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  • They're tearing down Arthur Curtis' bar?

    8.5
    I was actually surprised to find that this one was written by Matheson, since the premise seems so Serlingesque. Indeed, it reminded me considerably of the Night Gallery episode with William Windom about Tim Riley's bar. The only shortcoming was that the character of Reagan's wife came across as awfully cardboard and shrewish.
  • Happy Ending?

    9.5
    I like the twist at the end. A fun episode.

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    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: You're looking at a tableau of reality, things of substance, of physical material: a desk, a window, a light. These things exist and have dimension. Now this is Arthur Curtis, age thirty-six, who also is real. He has flesh and blood, muscle and mind. But in just a moment we will see how thin a line separates that which we assume to be real with that manufactured inside of a mind.

    • Sam: No, he isn't drunk, Mr. Brinkley. I-I tell you, he's cracked! His mind is gone! He swears he's Arthur Curtis, swears it... That's right, Arthur Curtis... the character he's playing in the picture!

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: The modus operandi for the departure from life is usually a pine box of such and such dimensions, and this is the ultimate in reality. But there are other ways for a man to exit from life. Take the case of Arthur Curtis, age thirty-six. His departure was along a highway with an exit sign that reads "This way to escape." Arthur Curtis, en route to the Twilight Zone.

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