The Twilight Zone

Ended Friday / 10:00pm CBS 25 min.
The Twilight Zone was a popular American anthology series. The series was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking. Most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. But, no matter what, it's "a journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of the imagination."

Season 5

36 Episodes

Two unhappy children find a happy escape in a swimming pool.
Jun 19 1964
Two people in a remote cabin find signs of an extraterrestrial.
May 29 1964
A singer searches for an authentic folk song.
May 22 1964
A factory CEO replaces human workers with machines.
May 15 1964
Jared Garrity arrives in the Old West town of Happiness, Arizona, proclaiming he can revive the dead.
May 08 1964
A World War II veteran and a Japanese-American gardener battle each other over a war that ended more than 20 years ago.
May 01 1964
Bob and Millie wake up to find they are in a strange town. Everything appears to be props - trees, animals even cars.
Apr 24 1964
Trying to defect, Major Ivan Kuchenko is trapped inside a hotel room with Commissar Vassiloff, a hitman, and Boris, his assistant, in the room across the street. Vassiloff has planted a bomb in the room and Ivan must find it within three hours or be blown to bits.
Apr 17 1964
A ventriloquist's dummy goads him into committing burglaries.
Apr 10 1964
A man's wish to listen to loud noise backfires.
Apr 03 1964
On the day an unpopular idealist is to be executed for the killing of a racist bully, the townsfolk are shocked to see the skies have turned pitch black.
Mar 27 1964
A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party.
Mar 20 1964
A cheating husband sees his secret revealed and it's horrible consequences on his just-repaired TV set.
Mar 13 1964
Columnist Jordan Herrick is startled to learn that a famous movie actress hasn't aged in years. Intrigued, he investigates... and soon learns a terrifying secret.
Mar 06 1964
As a Confederate spy is about to be hanged, the rope breaks and he falls to the water below. Finally free, he races for his home where his family awaits... as does the terrible truth of his future...
Feb 28 1964
After being chased on horseback by a terrifying, unidentified figure in black, Anne Henderson faces the biggest decision of her life.
Feb 21 1964
A computer technician must deal with the queen of all femme fatales: a computer named Agnes who wreaks havoc on his love life.
Feb 14 1964
An elderly, wheelchair-bound lady receives strange anonymous phone calls overnight when she's alone.
Feb 07 1964
Three tough-looking men on motorcycles disrupt a peaceful suburb when they move in. Yet the neighbors could never imagine just how dangerous these men really are.
Jan 31 1964
In a future where everyone must undergo an operation at the age of 19 to make them identical to everyone else, one woman desperately tries to hang onto her own identity.
Jan 24 1964
A man finds that he can trade characteristics with others.
Jan 17 1964
Stansfield, an astronaut, is sent to a planetary system 141 light-years from Earth. The trip will take 20 years each way. To save him the ordeal of forty years of loneliness, he is to be placed in (newly-developed) suspended animation. Before leaving, he meets and becomes enchanted by his colleague Sandra Horn in just one evening, but by the time he returned, Horn would be 40 years older and Stansfield would still be young because of the suspended animation.
Jan 10 1964
Driving home one rainy evening, Oliver Pope accidentally hits a boy on a bicycle. Pope flees the scene, determined to hide his guilt, but his car has other ideas.
Jan 03 1964
Bunny receives a ring from her fan club in her home town. In the ring she sees the faces of people from her hometown telling her she's needed there. She arrives in Howardville on the day of the annual Founder's Day picnic. She tries to get the chairman of the picnic to postpone it a day, but he refuses. She then plans a one-woman show at the auditorium. Before the show, Bunny disappears. Later, a jet airliner crashes onto the picnic grounds. Thanks to Bunny, almost everyone is at the auditorium instead of the picnic grounds. They later find that Bunny was a passenger on the plane.
Dec 27 1963
An old man fears that he will die if his grandfather clock stops running.
Dec 20 1963
Trying to keep up with his younger wife, Harmon convinces his brother to inject him with an experimental youth serum.
Dec 13 1963
Three National Guardsmen explore the site of Custer's Last Stand.
Dec 06 1963
The lone survivors of two annihilated worlds are stranded on a distant planet.
Nov 29 1963
Caregiver Barbara Polk receives a surprise after her uncle's death. His will stipulates that she must care for his latest invention - a robot.
Nov 15 1963
A mysterious guardian helps a tiny community survive after the Bomb destroys much of the Earth.
Nov 08 1963
Erich is displeased when his wife buys an expensive doll for his step-daughter. He becomes even more displeased when the doll tells him it doesn't like him!
Nov 01 1963
Mickey Rooney delivers a tour de force solo performance in the Twilight Zone playlet "The Last Night of a Jockey." Barred from the track for life, crooked jockey Grady (Rooney) boozily expresses the wish to escape his sordid surroundings and become a truly "big man." His wish is granted by his lookalike alter ego (also Rooney), but there's a heavy price to be paid at fadeout time.
Oct 25 1963
The world's biggest bore and most avid talker gets a magical stopwatch that can stop everything except him.
Oct 18 1963
Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.
Oct 11 1963
Steel 5x02
Boxing robot ""Battling Maxo"" breaks down before the scheduled bout, forcing his manager to take its place.
Oct 04 1963
Max Phillips (Jack Klugman) is an alcoholic bookie that regrets that he wasn't a better father to his son, Pip (Bill Mumy), critically wounded in South Vietnam. A visit to an amusement park gives them both a second chance.
Sep 27 1963

Season 4

18 Episodes

An untalented would-be writer's career takes off when the ghost of William Shakespeare writes his script.
May 23 1963
Instead of the cruise bringing them closer together, the Ransome's agree to get a divorce when they return home. Eileen disappears, and when Allan finds her she is wearing a nightgown that a passenger wore on her honeymoon. Seeing her, Allan realizes how much he still loves her. The passengers force them into a lifeboat, with plenty of provisions, and set them adrift. The Lady Anne sails off.
May 19 1963
Benteen has kept the colony alive with tales of the greatness of Earth. When the rescue ship comes, he realizes his power over everyone is going to be gone when they leave the planet. He tells them Earth is really hell, an awful place, and that they'll die if they go there. No one believes him, and he says he's staying. As the spaceship is preparing to leave, he returns to the caves and pretends everyone is still there. While talking about Earth, he suddenly remembers what he has been saying for so long. He runs out but the ship is gone. He is left there all alone.
May 02 1963
Toy designer Horace Ford spends most of his time reminiscing about his idyllic childhood. But when he gets a chance to go back to those years he gets a bitter taste of reality.
Apr 18 1963
A bored, wealthy businessman gets a chance to go back in time and start over, armed with all the knowledge he's acquired...an arsenal that's not as powerful as he thinks.
Apr 11 1963
The curator of a murderers' row in a soon-to-be-defunct wax museum persuades the owner to let him keep the figures for awhile. When his wife attempts to destroy them, a new murderous rampage begins...
Apr 04 1963
A man considers several possibilities when offered one wish by a genie.
Mar 21 1963
An astronaut blacks out orbiting the earth and ends up in a parallel universe.
Mar 14 1963
A man travels back in time to try to prevent some of history's catastrophes.
Mar 07 1963
The owner of a failing paper is given help by the Devil.
Feb 28 1963
A lonely man falls in love with a mini museum doll, which he believes is alive.
Feb 21 1963
Jess-Belle (Anne Francis) enlists the aid of a local witch who casts a spell that makes Billy-Ben Turner (James Best) fall in love with her.
Feb 14 1963
A three-man spacecraft lands on a planet only to discover the wreckage of a spacecraft identical to their own. Two of the crew are convinced that they are dead, but the captain refuses to see the truth.
Feb 07 1963
Mute 4x05
A 12-year-old girl who lost her parents in a fire doesn't speak because she has grown up in a secret telepathic community. The couple who take her in, and her teacher, are determined to help her adapt to their society, no matter the cost.
Jan 31 1963
Peter Vollmer, a small-time neo-Nazi leader, yearns for more power. Advised by a shadowy benefactor, Vollmer's following grows, as does his ego...
Jan 24 1963
A reporter finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things.
Jan 17 1963
A US naval destroyer investigates a mysterious tapping sound coming from a sunken submarine.
Jan 10 1963
A scientist creates an android that has the qualities which he feels he's lacking.
Jan 03 1963

Season 3

37 Episodes

A retiring professor contemplates suicide.
Jun 01 1962
Cavender (Jesse White), an angel trying to win his wings, tries to help down-on-her-luck Agnes (Carol Burnett), who has just been fired. He sets her up in a mansion, with a fortune. However, none of her friends from her old neighborhood remember her. She decides she would rather have friends than money. She asks to be returned to her old life. Cavender's boss is furious, until he notices that Agnes is extremely happy. He decides maybe other people could use Cavender's help.
May 25 1962
A widower buys a robot grandmother for his three children.
May 18 1962
When a newlywed couple briefly return to the groom's childhood home, the ties of the past prove too strong to resist.
May 11 1962
A ventriloquist is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He makes plans for a new act with a new dummy: plans that Willie doesn't support!
May 04 1962
An alien who crash-lands into a remote mountain village stirs up the villagers' fears and animosity, but he befriends a little boy and gives him a mysterious present.
Apr 27 1962
An elderly couple visit the New Life Corporation, hoping to transport their personalities into youthful artificial bodies.
Apr 20 1962
A loud-mouthed braggart's boasts attract the attention of some aliens.
Apr 13 1962
Oliver Crangle is a bitter, prejudiced man. Through unknown means he intends to shrink every evil person in the world at four o'clock. When four o'clock comes around, it is he who shrinks.
Apr 06 1962
An astronaut declares himself a god when his ship lands on a planet populated by people smaller than ants.
Mar 30 1962
David Gurney wakes up to find that no one - his wife, his co-workers, his best friend, not even his own mother knows him.
Mar 23 1962
A six-year-old girl rolls under her bed and vanishes into a fourth dimension. Her parents and a neighbor struggle to free her before the hole between the dimensions closes forever.
Mar 16 1962
Old Ben, who is able to transform himself into anything, tries to help a crippled little girl.
Mar 09 1962
The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man.
Mar 02 1962
Jeff Myrtlebank comes back to life at his own funeral and soon begins to act very strangely...
Feb 23 1962
Fortune discovers that a piano he bought his wife for her birthday has magical properties - the music it plays makes people reveal their true essence. At the party, Fortune uses the piano to humiliate the guests - an overweight woman reveals fantasies of being thin and a playwright admits to being in love with Fortune's wife. Fortune hands his wife another roll to put in the piano, but his wife substitutes a different roll - one that enchants Fortune. He reveals himself to be nothing more than a sadistic, mean-spirited child. The guests all leave along with Fortune's wife.
Feb 16 1962
The senior residents of Sunnyvale decide that the secret to youth is acting young, and in particular playing a childhood game called ""kick-the-can.""
Feb 09 1962
Rance McGrew is the star of a western TV series. While his character in the show is a hero, Rance is a arrogant star who pushes others around and doesn't even do his own stunts. While shooting a scene where "Jesse James" shoots him in the back, he's transported to a real Old West saloon. During the confusion the real Jesse James enters. He tells Rance that he and the other desperadoes of old are tired of the way they are being portrayed and challenges Rance to a gun fight.
Feb 02 1962
On a hunting trip, Hyder Simpson and his dog Rip dive into a lake after a raccoon. When he gets home he finds that no one can see or hear him.
Jan 26 1962
A vagrant steps into a murdered gangster's expensive shoes and is taken over by the dead man's ghost, who vows to remain on Earth to seek revenge against his killer.
Jan 19 1962
Paul Radin has invited three people to join him in his bomb shelter.
Jan 12 1962
A lonely old woman refuses to leave her apartment for fear of meeting ""Mr. Death.""
Jan 05 1962
A soldier gets a new perspective on war when he is forced to experience it from his enemy's point of view.
Dec 29 1961
A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
Dec 22 1961
Woodrow, a janitor living in the year 1890, accidentally activates a time travelling helmet which transports him to 1962 - then promptly breaks down!
Dec 15 1961
Alan Richards plans to build a dam in Africa on a tribe's ancestral land. The tribe's voodoo doctor puts a curse on him.
Dec 01 1961
Paradine wanders into a town full of Union soldiers. They are all frozen in time by a old man with a black book. Knowing he will die soon, the old man gives the book to Paradine, telling him to use it to win the war. He takes the book back to camp and convinces his commanding officer to allow him to try to freeze the entire Union army. When he starts to read the book aloud he realizes a shocking truth... he will have to call on the Devil, and renounce God to cast the spell.
Nov 24 1961
The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent destruction.
Nov 17 1961
A former Nazi SS Captain returns to the ruins of a concentration camp to reminisce, and is met by one of his victims.
Nov 10 1961
Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. Which is a real good thing.
Nov 03 1961
Before he died, notorious gunslinger Pinto Sykes put a curse on hired-gun Conny Miller. Miller returns to town and is challenged to visit the grave of Sykes, despite the curse.
Oct 27 1961
After a poor but ambitious Central American farm worker overthrows his country's tyrannical leader, he believes he sees assassins everywhere. A look in the mirror reveals his most dangerous enemy.
Oct 20 1961
Championship pool player Fats Brown returns from the grave for one last game.
Oct 13 1961
On the road home from the Civil War, a Confederate soldier stops at a burned-out house and gets to know the owner, a recent widow.
Oct 06 1961
When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.
Sep 29 1961
A plane lands safely, but all its passengers, pilot and crew are missing!
Sep 22 1961
Two 3x01
A man and a woman, on opposite sides of a future war, encounter each other in a deserted town.
Sep 15 1961

Season 2

29 Episodes

In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meridith) is judged obsolete by the Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) and sentenced to death.
Jun 02 1961
State troopers follow tracks from an unidentified flying object to a diner where they try to determine which of the seven bus passengers stranded inside is really a Martian.
May 26 1961
A book on the power of thought enables an irritable worker (Shelley Berman) to re-create the world exactly as he wants it. But what he wants and what he gets are two different things!
May 12 1961
Trapped in a recurring nightmare, Adam Grant tries to persuade those who are sentencing him to death that the whole scenario is not real.
May 05 1961
Archie Taylor, who wants his men's club quiet, offers Jamie Tennyson half a million dollars to remain silent for one year. To insure his unbroken silence, he will live in the club's basement. In debt, and with a wife that has expensive tastes, Tennyson agrees. During the year, Taylor tries every trick in the book to get Tennyson to talk, however he remains silent. Finally, the year is up and Tennyson emerges from the basement to collect his money. Taylor then reveals that he lost his fortune ten years before, and never intended to pay off the bet. Tennyson remains silent, but writes a note to Taylor. It says: "I knew I would not be able to keep my part of the bargain, so one year ago I had the nerves to my vocal chords severed!"
Apr 28 1961
Thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after hiding a million dollars worth of gold bars.
Apr 21 1961
In 1847 a western settler sets out to find medicine for his dying son - and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico.
Apr 07 1961
A young boy find he can communicate with his dead grandmother through a toy phone.
Mar 31 1961
Ace Larsen discovers his business partner (Buddy Ebsen) has the ability to control objects with his mind. The pair head to Vegas to win big.
Mar 24 1961
Static 2x20
Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement of the boardinghouse where he lives. He soon finds he can receive programs from the past when he's alone.
Mar 10 1961
Martians give Luther Dingle the strength of 300 men.
Mar 03 1961
A commercial aircraft mysteriously travels back through time.
Feb 24 1961
Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare about room 22 in a morgue.
Feb 10 1961
The lucky flip of a coin seems to give a mild-mannered bank clerk the power to read minds. But he soon learns that you can't believe everything you read.
Feb 03 1961
An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens.
Jan 27 1961
A peculiar Model A automobile compels a used car dealer to tell only the truth.
Jan 20 1961
It's April 14, 1961. Peter Corrigan and friends are discussing time travel at their men's club, Corrigan suddenly becomes dizzy. When his head clears, he has somehow traveled back to April 14, 1865 - the date of Lincoln's assassination. Knowing what is about to happen, he tries to warn everyone at Ford's Theater before it's too late.
Jan 13 1961
Dust 2x12
After selling the rope for a hanging, a conscienceless peddler, tries to sell the condemned man's father a bag of ""magic dust"".
Jan 06 1961
A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.
Dec 23 1960
Chester Diedrich and his wife Paula, after burglarizing a curio shop, end up with a camera that takes pictures of events five minutes into the future.
Dec 16 1960
Booth Templeton is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive. Miraculously, he is given a sobering glimpse of the past he holds so dear.
Dec 09 1960
Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot servants he has invented. His daughter, however, feels imprisoned by them--and soon learns how right she is.
Dec 02 1960
A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.
Nov 18 1960
A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".
Nov 11 1960
A man, on a walking trip of Europe, gets caught in a storm. He finds remote monastery that contains a prisoner.
Nov 04 1960
A writer feels that the machines in his house are conspiring against him.
Oct 28 1960
Ordered to commit a murder he doesn't want to perform, a smalltime hood nervously looks in the mirror and sees the man he could have been--confident, strong...and determined to get out.
Oct 14 1960
A discontented curio shop owner thinks he's finally found happiness when a genie he discovers in an old bottle grants him four wishes.
Oct 07 1960
A WWII captain finds himself in the desert, next to his crashed plane. Where is his crew? And why are futuristic jet planes flying overhead?
Sep 30 1960

Season 1

36 Episodes

A playwright makes characters come to life.
Jul 01 1960
Dr. Stillman arranges to have his human-looking robot signed up as the star pitcher of the Hoboken Zephyrs. The team zooms to fourth place thanks to Casey. After he's beaned by a ball, a doctor discovers Casey has no heart. The rules say nine men make up a team, and without a heart Casey is not a man. Dr. Stillman gives Casey a heart, but he becomes too compassionate to strike out other players. The Zephyrs lose the pennant, and Casey is washed up in baseball. Dr. Stillman gives the coach, Mouth McGarry, Casey's blueprints as a momento. Looking at them, Mcgarry gets a sudden inspiration, and chases after the doctor
Jun 17 1960
A woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist - and that her ""saleslady"" is really a mannequin!
Jun 10 1960
A man (Bevis) meets his guardian angel.
Jun 03 1960
A trumpet player who's convinced he'll never amount to anything attempts suicide and finds himself in a world where no one can hear or see him.
May 20 1960
A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so well...at first.
May 13 1960
Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.
May 06 1960
Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment. The little girl seems to know her, and tries to jog her memory about a man she saw earlier that day. The man arrives at Helen's door.
Apr 29 1960
After being shot to death, Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip, who gives Rocky everything he wishes for.
Apr 15 1960
Even though Jackson breaks his hand prior to the fight, he wins because Henry - a boy who adores the fighter and believes in magic - made the ""big, tall wish."" After the fight the boxer refuses to believe in magic. Henry tells him if he doesn't believe, it won't be true. Jackson just can't believe. Suddenly, Jackson is back in the ring, and counted out.
Apr 08 1960
Just before being hanged for shooting a man in the back, a man in 1880 is transported into the future.
Apr 01 1960
When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...
Mar 25 1960
Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.
Mar 18 1960
Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his phone dead. He is then surprised to hear a voice yell, "Cut!" and see that his office is just a set on a sound stage. Everyone tells him that he is Jerry Raigan, a drunken movie star on the decline, and "Arthur Curtis" is a character he is playing in the movie "The Private World of Arthur Curtis".
Mar 11 1960
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
Mar 04 1960
Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.
Feb 26 1960
Elegy 1x20
Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.
Feb 19 1960
Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.
Feb 12 1960
A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!
Feb 05 1960
Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.
Jan 29 1960
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.
Jan 22 1960
Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.
Jan 15 1960
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
Jan 08 1960
A man who can change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters.
Jan 01 1960
A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.
Dec 25 1959
Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling.
Dec 11 1959
In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.
Dec 04 1959
A man is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.
Nov 27 1959
A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.
Nov 20 1959
Corry, a man stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime, receives a present of a robot who looks and sounds like a real woman.
Nov 13 1959
A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.
Nov 06 1959
Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child. He soon realizes he's gone back in time.
Oct 30 1959
An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.
Oct 23 1959
A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.
Oct 16 1959
A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.
Oct 09 1959
Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched...
Oct 02 1959