The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 23

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank

Aired Unknown Feb 23, 1962 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Opening Narration)
      Narrator: Time, the mid-twenties. Place, the Midwest, the southernmost section of the Midwest. We were just witnessing a funeral, a funeral that didn't come off exactly as planned, due to a slight fallout from the Twilight Zone.

    • Doc Bolton: I know what it is. I know what it is. The miracle that happened here in our country. The medical term for it: ipso suspendo animatus. Very rare. In fact there's only been 30 cases in the last 1,500 years.
      Pa Myrtlebank: You just covering up for your own miscalculations, Doc? I ain't never heard of no sickness like that.
      Doc Bolton: Ain't likely you would, with only 30 cases in 1,500 years. all them in Europe. Best thing for you to do is quit slandering my name, take that boy home.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Narrator: Jeff and Comfort are still alive today, and their only son is a United States Senator. He's noted as an uncommonly shrewd politician, and some believe he must have gotten his education in the Twilight Zone.

  • Notes

    • Included on volume 6 of Image-Entertainment's DVD collection.

    • In one scene, a row of mailboxes is shown. One of them has the name "M. Pittman" on the side of it, a reference to the writer/director of this episode.

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