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The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 30

Stopover in a Quiet Town

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Aired Unknown Apr 24, 1964 on CBS
8.8
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Bob and Millie wake up to find they are in a strange town. Everything appears to be props - trees, animals even cars.

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  • Mostly good

    7.5
    The episode is creepy and some what original. This is the 4th or 5th episode about a lonely empty town. I like this episode up until the ending. Then it takes a turn for the worst. Still it's a solid episode and one of the more interesting ones. It's better than the "Where is everybody" episode.
  • New Yorkers Bob and Millie are on their way home from a party when they suddenly awaken to find themselves in bed in a house they have never seen before in an apparently deserted town. As they search the town, they make a number of surprising discoveriesmoreless

    8.3
    This episode isn't perfect, it becomes obvious fairly early where Bob and Millie are (The little girl's laughter is a tip-off) and the diloauge could have been better. But these flaws are overcome by the good performances and the climax of the episode. That is certainly one very interesting way to reveal to the viewers what is happening. When the little girl's large hand reaches down and picks up Bob and Millie, it has just the right amount of surprise and fear to make the scene work very well. The explanation as to how they got there works well also.moreless
  • A creepy TZ classic!

    9.5
    Yes, we've seen Twilight Zone characters suddenly find themselves in a strange, but familiar, environment (Where is Everybody). Yes, we've seen the TZ twists where the characters are actually miniatures (Five Characters in Search of an Exit), or being observed by human-like aliens(People Are Alike All Over). Yes, the morality tale on drunk driving is too specific, and too tacked on. Yet Stopover in a Quiet Town is indeed a TZ classic! Maybe it's in knowing that these rather unlikable characters are doomed to this life-free alien playground for their entire lives. In this sense, does it even matter that the characters aren't in hell? Maybe it's the slow journey these characters go on from hopeful to hopeless that makes this a real treat to watch.



    One wish: I would have liked to have seen them take the main road to the edge of town--how would this have been portrayed?moreless
  • One of the Best Episodes

    9.5
    I think that this episode of The Twilight Zone was one of the best episodes of the series. I watched this episode during the Fourth of July marathon and when I saw the ending I couldn't believe it. This episode was good because it made you guess to see where the main characters in this story were and then at the end of the episode you found out where they were. I think that this ending is one of the greatese twist endings in a Twilight Zone episode. Overall this episode was one of my favorite episodes and one of the best episodes of the series.moreless
  • Two people get drunk and wake up in THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

    10
    I really loved this episode. It is everything that makes The Twilight Zone such a great show. It was suspenseful and spooky. It had great acting, and excellent pacing. The plot moved a long slow enough to be creepy but not too fast to spoil the suspense. And of course, it wouldn't be a Twilight Zone episode, without an awesome twist ending, and this one had one of the best. It's tough not to be scared at teh end of this one, especially if you come across it late at night when your all alone. This one will stay with you for quite some time.moreless
Karen Norris

Karen Norris

Mother (uncredited)

Guest Star

Denise Lynn

Denise Lynn

Little Girl (uncredited)

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • After the main actor puts out the burning fake grass, it is still intact. But a few seconds later, we see it again and the grass is mysteriously gone with only an empty rectangular area of the "floor" remaining.

    • When Bob and Millie are standing in front of the church sign, the times read "Services: 8 10 12 AM."

    • When the camera pans to Rod Serling for his opening narration, backstage equipment and crewmembers can be seen briefly.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Bob and Millie Frazier, average young New Yorkers who attended a party in the country last night and on the way home took a detour. Most of us on waking in the morning know exactly where we are; the rooster or the alarm clock brings us out of sleep into the familiar sights, sounds, aromas of home and the comfort of a routine day ahead. Not so with our young friends. This will be a day like none they've ever spent--and they'll spend it in the Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: The moral of what you've just seen is clear. If you drink, don't drive. And if your wife has had a couple, she shouldn't drive either. You might both just wake up with a whale of a headache in a deserted village in the Twilight Zone.

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