The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 22

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Aired Unknown Mar 04, 1960 on CBS

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  • When Maple Street is hit with a mysterious blackout, the residents become convinced that aliens have invaded and are hiding among them. Soon the usually friendly residents start suspecting one another of being the alien and chaos erupts.

    The trivia section for this episode mentions that a version of this episode's script appears in a seventh grade textbook. When I was in the seventh grade I remember reading that story in the mentioned textbook. That story sparked my interest in "The Twilight Zone" and I have been a fan ever since. One of the great things about "The Twilight Zone" is how many of its themes are always a reflection of the world and culture. This episode's theme of how easily neighbors can turn against one another is as true today as when this episode premiered. Excellent episode.