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TWO - 09/15/61
Written by: Montgomery Pittman
Director: Montgomery Pittman
Cast: Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson, Sharon Lucas

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Opening Narration 2
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"There's no longer any reason for us to fight..."
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"...I do hereby declare peace upon the entire world!"
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Lazer Gun
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"...Go away! You go take your war to more suitable companions! This is civilian territory!"
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Closing Narration
 

THE ARRIVAL - 09/22/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Boris Segal
Cast: Harold J. Stone, Bing Russell, Robert Karnes, Noah Keen, Jim Boles,
Robert Brubaker, Fredd Waynes
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"...you'd better come in here and check me out.. There aren't any passengers." View Graphic
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"" View Graphic
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"...I've got a pretty good record in putting together jigsaw puzzles. Maybe some of the haven't been as abnormal as this one, but I'll lay my batting average on the line any hour of the day..." View Graphic

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"...did you see them board the aircraft...William J. Slocum, John O'Brien...The names are so familiar." View Graphic
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"...we're talking about a disappearing act. Now look, this just couldn't have happened..." View Graphic
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"...some place between here and Buffalo they jumped off. For a gag or something I guess..." View Graphic
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"...you mean to say you haven't even had one inquiry yet...not a single inquiry..." View Graphic
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"...this passenger manifest. The names look so familiar." View Graphic
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"...the blue seats... the seats were brown...wait a minute, they were red...what is all this nonsense, haven't we got enough trouble without you guys worrying about the interior decorations?" View Graphic
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"...1067588... 10804758... we're all seeing different numbers..." View Graphic
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"...will you roll the plane outside and start the engines..." View Graphic
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"...I believe I've proven my point... Bengston! Malloy!... Bengston! Malloy!" View Graphic
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"...what's going on, what is the problem?"
"...are you off your rocker? One minute there's a hanger full of men and an aircraft, the next minute I prove that not only doesn't an aircraft exist but...what else didn't exist..."
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"...how could they have taken that picture...didn't that flight arrive with nobody on it..."
"...flight 107 from our airline arrived at 12:50 today on schedule..." View Graphic
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"...that's right...we lost just one flight in some 20 odd years, just one. Flight 107. But Mr. Sheckly, that was some 17 or 18 years ago..." View Graphic
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"Flight 107...What happened to you... What went wrong... Flight 107! Hey, flight 107...Why didn't you ever tell anyone what happened to you?!" View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 

THE SHELTER - 09/29/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Larry Gates, Peggy Stewart, Michael Burne, Jack Albertson, Jo Helton,
Joseph Bernard, Moria Turner, Sandy Kenyon, Mary Gregory, John McLiams

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"...I can assure you there isn't a single sawbones in the entire fifty states whos patients have such a regard. Such affection. Such respect."
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"...if you have a shelter already prepared, go there at once..."
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Opening Narration
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"We'll be in a shelter, Grace. And with any luck at all, we'll survive."
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"...all the wonders of modern science taken into account except that thing that's headed for us right now."
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"...Your basement!? What about your shelter? We've got to get into a shelter! That's the only place we can survive!"
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"When that door gets closed and locked it stays closed and locked, Jerry!..."
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"Do you think I'm gonna stand by and watch my wife and children die in agony!? I'm not gonna do it!..." QSound 3D
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"...now you've got to face something far worse Jerry! Oh, God. Please God protect you Jerry."
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"Bill! Bill, please let us in."
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"...You probably will survive. But you'll have blood on your hands. You're a doctor! You're supposed to help people!"
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"Marty! Get out of here! Do you hear me!?..."
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"It just isn't fair! He's down there in a bomb shelter, perfectly safe while our kids have to sit around and wait for a bomb to drop!"
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"Why don't we just go down to his basement and break down the door!"
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"...One family. Meaning yours Marty huh?..."
"Why not? I've got a three month old baby."
"...Is your baby any more precious than one of my kids?"
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"That's the way it is when the foreigners come over here. Pushy, grabby, semi-american!..."
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"Keep it up we won't even need a bomb, we'll be able to slaughter each other!"
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"You got a bunch of your neighbors outside who wanna stay alive!"
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"...Bill Klein has some heavy pipe in his basement, I've seen it!"
"...That'll get him into the act too. And who cares about saving him."
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"...What right have they got to come over here? This isn't their street. This isn't their shelter."
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"...I think the first order of business is to get you out of here!..." QSound 3D
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"Let's get that battering ram and break down that door!"
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"Who are those people?"
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"...there are no enemy missiles approaching."
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"...Damages? I wonder if any one of us has any idea what those damages really are."
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"Alot of naked, wild animals who put such a price on staying alive that they'll claw their neighbors to death just for the privilage."
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"We were spared a bomb tonight. But I wonder...if we weren't destroyed even without it."
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Closing Narration
 

THE PASSERSBY - 10/06/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Eliot Silverstein
Cast: Joanne Linville, James Gregory, Rex Holman, David Garcia,
Warren Kammering, Austin Green

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"...My husband used to play the guitar."
"...And he's ah, now, where is he ma'am?"
"He was killed." View Graphic
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"...not many tears. Just a few. Because we were so sure they'd all be comin' back..." View Graphic
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"Still they come. Mornin' and night, night and mornin' they walk down that road..." View Graphic
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"...would you do me a favor. Would you play your guitar real loud...I'm so sick to death of hearin' my own cryin' and the sound of footsteps on the road..." View Graphic
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"" View Graphic
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"Black is the color of my true loves hair..." View Graphic
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"That was Charley Constable...they said he had been killed... there's blood on his cap. There's blood on Charlie's cap." View Graphic
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"...He'd say, Abby, you've got nothin' inside you but soft mush and sad ballads, aint you ever gonna grow up and come a man...there was his son, marchin' off to war to become a man." View Graphic
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"...My husband...used to sing that song...he was a very gentle man...even the crickets would keep quiet...it was just as if they had stopped their noise so they could hear the music." View Graphic
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"...what do you suppose happened to that Yankee who killed my husband...some moment a Yankee's gonna come by here, and I'm gonna take out that gun and I'm gonna aim it at him..." View Graphic
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"I don't want to hear no more talk about butchery and bloodshed..." View Graphic
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"...I was layin' om the side of the road, a shell had just exploded...tore off half my foot...you stopped there...you took care of me, you stopped the bleedin'..." View Graphic
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"...Ma'am, Lieutenant here tried to save my life."
"You thanked him Sergeant, now if you'll be kind enough to step aside so I can thank him for a few other services..." 3D Optimized Sound View Graphic
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"...I remember they got you that day Lieutenant...this shell exploded in the trees over our head and this hot steel went sprayin' all over the place...I remember thinkin' that you were dead." View Graphic
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"...it's got to do with that road out there, and those men movin' down it...there's somethin' down at the end of that road and I gotta find out what it is." View Graphic
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"... this was home Lavinia. It isn't any longer." View Graphic
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"Jud, are we dead?"
"Yes, my darlin' like all those men on the road...I'm not leavin' you my darlin'. I'll wait for you..." View Graphic
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"...Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear seeing that death, a necessary end will come when it'll come...You see my dear, I'm dead too. I guess you might say I'm the last casualty of the Civil War, and I'm the last man on this road." View Graphic
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A GAME OF POOL - 10/13/61
Written by: George Clayton Johnson
Director: A. E. Houghton
Cast: Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman

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"...Fats Brown is dead! And buried. In the ground! And if he was alive and in this room, I could beat him."
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"Fats Brown. Fats Brown. Report to Lister's Pool Room, Randolph St, Chicago..."
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"As long as people talk about you you're not really dead...A legend doesn't die just because the man does."
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"...You're not as good as you claim and you know it. Deep down, you know that you're second rate..."
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"...you beat me, and you live. You lose, and you die."
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"...both men face death daily. And both are legends. You never make the grade at anything, by playing it safe."
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"...How 'bout that, fat boy?"
"Not bad."
"That was great."
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"...Pool is geometry. In it's most challenging form..."
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"...I may not look the part Jeese. But I've made love, walked uphill, swam in th ocean..."
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"...You made me do that. You made me miss!..."
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"There it is. The gameball. All my life I've been waitin' for this. It's, It's a pockethanger."
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"I'm only a pool player, but I'm the best."
"You were the best."
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"Shoot that ball and you may win more than you bargained for..."
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"What's with the thanks, fat boy?"
"You'll find out, when the time comes for you to leave Randolph Street."
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"Jesse Cardiff. Jesse Cardiff. Report at once to Mason's Pool Hall..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE MIRROR - 10/20/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Don Medford
Cast: Peter Falk, Tony Carbone, Richard Karlan, Arthur Batanides,
Rodolfo Hoyos, Will Kuluva, Vladimir Sokoloff, Val Ruffino

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"...Viva,Viva, Viva, Viva, Viva Clemente! Viva!"
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"I'm going to make a toast to you. I'm going to toast... my friends."
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Opening Narration
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"I'm gonna strip you naked and cover you with honey, and then I'm gonna tie you to the ground..."
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"We are all the same breed. We are the spoilers. We care for no one. No one but ourselves."
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"I see you've found my mirror too... by looking into it, I could see the faces of my assassins... Look deep, General Clemente. Find out who your assassins are."
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"What are you? Some kind of a Chameleon. What is this ease with which you strip off one color and put on another. You turn my stomach."
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"...I saw you in the mirror. I saw you with a gun... I should have known that it would be you..." QSound 3D
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"What is it? The mirror again? Do you think you saw something in the mirror?"
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"...You have your freedom and you have your life. But you have them both on my sufferance. Don't throw them away."
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"This is General Clemente. In a few moments two men are going to arrive. They are spies and they are to be shot on sight..."
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"...They were very close... We were like brothers... I don't understand how it is that I could crush them out and I don't think about it... Men cannot be brothers and assassins."
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"From now on Ramos, you have no friends! You have followers, and you have competitors. That is the breakdown of the world now! You must live with it."
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"You are imagining things. Look! I'll show you! It's an illusion, you see?! It's just a mirror. An ordinary mirror..." QSound 3D
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"I have enemies Father, I have enemies. And as long as I have enemies, the executions will continue..."
"General Clemente. The victory's not so sweet, is it? Instead of the flavor of wine, it's the taste of ashes!"
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"...This is the story of all tyrants, General. They have but one real enemy. And this is the one they never recognize.. Until too late... God help you!"
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"...The last assassin. And they never learn. They never seem to learn." QSound 3D
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Closing Narration
 

THE GRAVE - 10/27/61
Written by: Montgomery Pittman
Director: Montgomery Pittman
Cast: Lee Marvin, James Best, Strother Martin, Ellen Willrad, Lee VanCleef,
William Challee, Stafford Repp, Larry Johns, Richard Geary

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"Well, well. Lookie what the wind blowed in."
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"...if you ever come any ways close to his grave, he'll reach up and grab ya!"
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"...I was never afraid of Pinto when he was alive. And I sure aint afraid of him now that he's dead."
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"Why don't you shut up before you really get hurt."
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"Now, I bet you you won't walk outa here at midnight sharp, and visit Pinto's grave."
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"...I reckon I'd bet again' ya Conny."
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"...what's to keep you from goin'...to the edge of the graveyard, then comin' back and tellin' us you've gone all the way."
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"...Keep the bottle on the bar, Ira. I won't be long."
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"You go on up there and see Pinto. I just came from there. He's waiting for you..."
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"...Being dark, he didn't notice he put his knife through his own coat tail... His heart gave way, that's all. "
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"...I'm standing in the same spot Conny was. Look at my cloak. Is the wind blowing it across the grave."
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Closing Narration
 

IT'S A GOOD LIFE - 11/03/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Jim Sheldon
Cast: Billy Mumy, John Larch, Cloris Leachman, Tom Hatcher, Alice Frost,
Don Keefer, Jeanne Bates, Lenore Kingston, Casey Adams

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"...I aint never seen a gopher with three heads before."
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"...Don't we love Anthony? We sure do love him. We love that boy."
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"...Tell him I brought the Tomato soup because I heard he liked it..."
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"Television night tonight. I'm gonna make television for everybody."
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"...You remember the last time some kids came over to play... You wished them away into the corn field..."
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"I hate anybody that doesn't like me..."
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"I heard somebody think one time. I don't remember when... That I shouldn't wish away all the automobiles and things..."
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"He shouldn't have thought those bad thoughts! That's why I made him go on fire!"
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"That dog. That Collie dog. He doesn't like me. He's a bad dog..."
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"...That's all the television there is..."
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"Perry Como. I haven't heard Perry Como in years and years..."
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"Don't make any noise when the music's playin'."
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"...For the love of heaven, please don't say anything!"
"...I'm not sayin' anything. I'm not sayin' anything at all!"
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"Nuts! Can't even play my own record, I can't even play Perry Como!..." QSound 3D
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"Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me..."
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"You. You and her. You had him. You had to go have him!"
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"Go ahead Anthony. You think bad thoughts about me. And maybe some man in this room...will sneak up behind you and lay somethin' heavy across your skull!"
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"Somebody end this! Now! While he's thinkin' about me!"
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"You're a bad man! You're a very bad man! And you keep thinkin' bad thoughts about me!..." QSound 3D
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"Wish it into the corn field. Please son, wish it into the corn field, please."
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"He was a bad man. So I turned him into a Jack-in-the-box. A Jack-in-the-box that still had his bad face."
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"It's good what you done to Dan. It's real good..."
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"Anthony, are you makin' it snow?..."
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Closing Narration
 

DEATHS-HEAD REVISITED - 11/10/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Don Medford
Cast: Joseph Schildkraut, Oscar Beregi, Chuck Fox, Karen Verne,
Robert Boone, Ben Wright

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" ...You will all assemble in the square! Undressed! We'll do some exercises!"
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"Good afternoon Capt' and welcome back. We've been waiting."
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"You're Becker! I remember you."
"And well you should. How well you should."
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"...You were a sadist. You were a monster who derived pleasure from giving pain."
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"They just heard you offer the apology for all the monsters of our times. We did as we were told..."
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"...and now you come back to your scenes of horror and you wonder that the misery that you planted has lived after you?"
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"You will be tried for crimes against humanity..."
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"Please let me out of here! This is inhuman!"
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"...You will crawl out of your graves to see that justice is done!"
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"Becker, I did kill you..."
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"...It is the unanimous judgement of this court that from this day on you shall be rendered insane."
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"In this room Captain, the things you did to human beings are unmentionable. How does their torment feel?"
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"...this is only the beginning Captain. Your final judgement will come from God."
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Closing Narration
 

THE MIDNIGHT SUN - 11/17/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Anton Leader
Cast: Lois Nettleton, Betty Garde, Jason Wingreen, Juney Ellis, Ned Glass,
Robert J. Stevenson, John McLiam, Tom Reese, William Keene

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"I keep getting this crazy thought... that I'm gonna wake up..." View Graphic
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"...He said that it'll get alot hotter, more each day. Now that we're moving so close to the sun." View Graphic
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"...I think I was the calmest person in the store. One woman just stood in the middle of the room and cried."
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"...Ladies and Gentlemen. I'm told that my departing from the script might panic you..." View Graphic
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"...It could be so much worse. Oh, Norma! It could be so much worse!"
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"...Don't paint the sun anymore!..." View Graphic
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"She was so fragile... I tried to keep her cool. But she couldn't take the heat!" View Graphic
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"I'm not a house-breaker. I'm a decent man..." View Graphic
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"...That wonderful cool, clear water. Do you hear it Norma?..." View Graphic
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"...that within one, two, or, maybe three weeks at the most, there wouldn't be anymore sun. We'd all freeze." View Graphic
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"Isn't it wonderful to have darkness. The coolness."
"Yes, my dear. It's...wonderful." View Graphic
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Closing Narration


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