The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 2

One for the Angels

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 1959 on CBS

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  • Death comes to call.

    Lewis J. Bookman, or Lew to people who know him, is a 69 year old street pitchman who is a close friend to the children in his neighborhood. One day, he notices a man in a black suit watching him and writing in a notebook. When he gets home, the same man is waiting there. The man reveals that he is Death and it is time for Lew to die. Of course, Lew dosen't figure it out at first. Natuarlly, Lew doesn't Lew then tricks Death into letting him live until he makes a last great pitch: a pitch for the angels. Because Lew won't go with him, Death has to take Maggie, a little girl, instead. Death is scheduled to take Maggie at midnight. Lew learns from Death that if he dosen't take her by midnight, she won't die. So, Lew sets up a final pitch that keeps Death busy until midnight finally comes around and he misses his appointment. Since Lew did his last great pitch, he goes with Death.