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Encyclopedia > It's a Good Life (The Twilight Zone)

The Twilight Zone original series
season three

Fall 1961 – Summer 1962
List of The Twilight Zone episodes
The Twilight Zone original opening. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ...

Episodes:

  1. Two
  2. The Arrival
  3. The Shelter
  4. The Passersby
  5. A Game of Pool
  6. The Mirror
  7. The Grave
  8. It's a Good Life
  9. Deaths-Head Revisited
  10. The Midnight Sun
  11. Still Valley
  12. The Jungle
  13. Once Upon a Time
  14. Five Characters in Search of an Exit
  15. A Quality of Mercy
  16. Nothing in the Dark
  17. One More Pallbearer
  18. Dead Man's Shoes
  19. The Hunt
  20. Showdown With Rance McGrew
  21. Kick the Can
  22. A Piano in the House
  23. The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank
  24. To Serve Man
  25. The Fugitive
  26. Little Girl Lost
  27. Person or Persons Unknown
  28. The Little People
  29. Four O'Clock
  30. Hocus-Pocus and Frisby
  31. The Trade-Ins
  32. The Gift
  33. The Dummy
  34. Young Man's Fancy
  35. I Sing the Body Electric
  36. Cavender Is Coming
  37. The Changing of the Guard

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Details

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Cast

Bill Mumy Charles William Mumy Jr. ... Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film and TV. // Early Life Born in Des Moines, Iowa, the eldest of five sisters, she majored in drama at Northwestern University. ...

Synopsis

Six-year-old Anthony Fremont (Billy Mumy) terrorizes and controls his town by disfiguring or killing people. On a whim, he can wish people into the “corn field” or jack-in-the-box if they don’t think happy thoughts or otherwise act according to his wishes—just by using his mind. Everyday is a living hell for the people in Peaksville, Ohio. Jack in the Box, NYSE: JBX, is an American fast food restaurant founded in 1951. ...


Trivia

  • In early 2003, a Twilight Zone revival series on UPN showed a sequel called “It’s Still a Good Life” in which Bill Mumy reprised his Anthony Fremont role. His on-screen daughter was played by his real-life daughter Liliana Mumy. Cloris Leachman also returned as his mother.
  • The song “Cemetery Girls” by Barnes & Barnes makes use of samples from the original 1960s episode. Mumy also happens to be half of the band Barnes & Barnes, as well as a solo musician and member of The Jenerators.
  • On Serling’s never-realized plans to make a feature-length version of this episode:
“Back in 1974, one year before his death, Serling told an interviewer that he was working on a third draft of the screenplay for Alan Landsburg Productions, for whom he had narrated Chariots of the Gods? and other documentaries. The script was essentially an elaboration of the award-winning teleplay, according to Dante, who has read it. Unlike Bixby’s story, however, “the screenplay starts with the child being born,” Dante recalled in Fangoria magazine. “He can talk right away. He’s very smart and dangerous...It falls upon the townspeople to get up enough courage to do something about Anthony. It’s a little like a more sophisticated version of what “It’s Alive” turned out to be.”
“It’s possible that the screenplay included scenes from the original story too grotesque for television: Anthony’s making a rat eat itself, from the tail up; his turning some of his neighbors into truly horrific creations; and the actual process of his “wishing someone into the cornfield,” i.e. executing someone—although Dante claims that the script contained no “exploitation.” —James H. Burns, excerpt from “It’s a Good Life: Rod Serling’s Forgotten Screenplay” published in the October 1984 edition of The Twilight Zone Magazine.
  • Audio from the episode was used to create Rod Serling's pre-show narration for the Tower of Terror ride, which opened at the Disney-MGM Studios in 1994. "Tonight's story on the Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. This as you may recognise is a..."
  • Audio from the episode was used again to create the Rod Serling "rap" for Michael Jackson's song Threatened; the last track on his 2001 Invincible (album). "Tonight's story is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. A monster had arrived in the village."
  • The whole episode was parodied in “Treehouse of Horror II”, when Bart Simpson has a nightmare about being a monster that can disfigure people who aren’t happy in Springfield. Bart turns Homer into a jack-in-the-box, another reference to this episode. Bart also threatens to disfigure people who don’t do what he wants (examples: acing his test at school, even though he got all wrong answers; or forcing Krusty the Clown to be on air every single moment of the day everyday nonstop). Coincidentally, Nancy Cartwright, the voice actor of Bart, played a character in the Twilight Zone: The Movie segment adaptation of the episode.
  • In an episode of Johnny Bravo, Johnny babysits for a spoiled child who possesses a number of powers, including apparently hypnotising his parents, pyrokinesis, and most tellingly, transporting Johnny into a cornfield.

2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... Liliana Mumy (born 10 April 1994), is an American movie child actress. ... Barnes and Barnes (Art and Artie) are in actual fact, Robert Haimer, and Bill Mumy. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Book cover for Chariots of the Gods Chariots of the Gods is a controversial book written in 1968 by Erich von Däniken. ... Joe Dante (born November 28, 1946 in Morristown , New Jersey) is an American film director and producer, who is noted for his vision in twisted humor. ... Categories: Disambiguation | Stub ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Twilight Zone literature is an umbrella term for the many books and comic books which concern or adapt The Twilight Zone television series. ... Twilight Zone: The Movie was a 1983 movie produced by Steven Spielberg as a theatrical version of The Twilight Zone, a long-running early TV series. ... Joe Dante (born November 28, 1946 in Morristown , New Jersey) is an American film director and producer, who is noted for his vision in twisted humor. ... The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, more commonly known as Tower of Terror, is a theme park ride erected at the Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida in 1994 and at Disneys California Adventure in Anaheim, California in 2004. ... Disney-MGM Studios is a theme park in the Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, USA. It opened on May 1, 1989. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29, 1958), also known as The King of Pop and Wacko Jacko, is an American musician who has written music spanning many styles including R&B/soul, pop, disco, funk, rock and hip hop. ... Invincible is an album by Michael Jackson released on 30 October 2001 to mixed reviews. ... Treehouse of Horror II is the seventh episode of The Simpsons third season, and the second Simpsons Halloween episode. ... Bartholomew Jo-Jo (Bart) Simpson (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski, more commonly known as Krusty the Clown is a fictional character in the cartoon The Simpsons. ... Nancy Campbell Cartwright (born October 25, 1957) is an American actress and voice actor. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... Johnny Bravo is an animated series about the boorish, skirt-chasing title character who constantly searches for a woman willing to date him, but even when he seems to find one, something goes wrong. ... The Human Torch of Marvel Comics Fantastic Four can harmlessly envelop himself in flame at will (Flame on!), which allows him to fly, shoot flame offensively, and absorb heat energy. ... A virtual world is a computer-simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact with via avatars. ... Second Life Logo Second Life is an open-ended virtual world created in 2003 by San Francisco-based Linden Lab. ... In computing and telecommunication networks (including of course the Internet) terms of service or ToS is an agreement under which a service provider agrees to provide services to the users of the service. ...

Themes

Similar themes are visited in “The Little People”. “The Little People” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ...


Reference

  • Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition)

External link

  • TV.com episode page

Twilight Zone links


 
 

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