The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 27

The Big Tall Wish

Aired Unknown Apr 08, 1960 on CBS

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  • An interesting episode that touches on the power of believing.

    While the episode uses "magic" as the key ingredient the boxer needs to believe in for him to come out victorious, this could just have as well been about believing in oneself and about the power that belief instills in giving one that extra edge needed to overcome the odds.

    The boy in the story pleads for his hero to believe what he does, but alas, the old boxer has grown too cynical and doubtful to believe the way a child would, and as a result, falls short. This episode may not have that odd, but thrilling ending the series is known for, but it does have a lesson we can all learn from: a lesson about the power to believe, and even about mind over matter.