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SHOWDOWN WITH RANCE McGREW - 02/02/62
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: C. Nyby
Cast: Larry Blyden, William McLean, Troy Melton, Jay Overholts, Robert J. Stevenson,
Robert Cornwaithe, Arch Johnson, Robert Kline, Hal K. Dawson

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"...Rance McGrew enters. He walks to bar. He glances sideways left and right."
"...What do you think my head is on, a swivel?"
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Opening Narration
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"...He put english on that. He deliberately made it curve."
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"...Look, you're up against Rance McGrew. When you're up against Rance McGrew you play it dirty or you play it dead..."
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"...this is whiskey! This is real Whiskey!"
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"They call me Jesse James. The real Jesse James..."
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"...I just wanted to see if it was gonna rain. No, not gonna rain."
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"...You just strut around, wearin' a phony badge, goin' through the motions of killin' off fellows like me."
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"...me and my friends...figured that maybe just once you oughta lose."
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"Marshall, I'm gonna count to five then we're both gonna draw..."
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"Just like I figured. This guy couldn't outdraw a crayon..."
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"...We may be stiffs up there, but we're sensitive."
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"...Now in this scene, Jesse don't shoot you in the back..."
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Closing Narration
 

KICK THE CAN - 02/09/62
Written by: George Clayton Johnson
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Ernest Treux, Russell Collins, Hank Patterson, Earle Hodgins, Burt Mustin,
Gregory McCabe, Marjorie Bennett, Lenore Shanewise, Anne O'Neal, John Marley,
Barry Treux, Eve McVeagh, Marc Stevens

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Opening Narration
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"...It's the grass Ben. Kids can't resist goin' where the grass is."
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"...You can't stop kids from playin' Kick the Can..."
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"...All kids play those games, and the minute they stop, they begin to grow old."
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"...when your baby teeth came out, you put 'em under the pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Ya, you believed in magic."
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"...Are you the same ones who used to skip rope? Hunt for polliwogs? And run through sprinklers?"
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"...Come on in! The water's fine."
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"You gotta be a little crazy to make the magic work..."
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"...I was the fastest runner on our block. Whenever we played Kick the Can, I was never it."
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"You can't be serious..."
"You bet I am."
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"...This is your last chance. I can't play Kick the Can alone."
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"...Maybe I'm right Ben. Maybe Kick the Can is the greatest magic of all."
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"...They've all gone outside...to play Kick the Can..."
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"...go on kids, I told you you couldn't play here..."
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"Is that you Charlie? It's me Benny!..."
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Closing Narration
 

A PIANO IN THE HOUSE - 02/16/62
Written by: Earl Hamner, Jr.
Director: David Greene
Cast: Barry Morse, Joan Hackett, Don Durant, Phil Coolidge,
Cyril Delevanti, Muriel Landers

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Opening Narration
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"...A party is supposed to be a happy occasion. Do you think you could be a little less miserable than usual?..."
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"...I didn't want you to take all those tedious lessons and then find out...that you really had no musical talent at all."
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"Oh, you don't bother me Mr. Fortune. You tickle me! Sometimes it's all I can do to keep from laughing out loud..."
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"Of course, I've always believed that we have two faces. One that we wear, and the other that we keep hidden..."
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"...I tried to love you! Heaven knows I did. But I hate you. I hate you!..."
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"Her hands are gentle, and sweet to kiss and to hold. Esther is music..."
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"...I'm not fooling with it my dear. I'm using it with deadly accuracy."
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"Talk to me Marge. Tell me what you're feeling."
My name isn't Marge... My name is Tina...
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"Sometimes I pretend that I'm a snowflake..."
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"I see a man, with his hand stretched out. I press down, and reach that hand..."
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"...I'm going to call forth the devil."
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"...If you leave me, I'm going to be very naughty!..."
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"...I'm not laughing Mr. Fortune. You're not funny anymore."
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Closing Narration
 

THE LAST RITES OF JEFF MYRTLEBANK - 02/23/62
Written by: Montgomery Pittman
Director: Montgomery Pittman
Cast: James Best, Ralph Moody, Ezelle Pouley, Vickie Barnes, Sherry Jackson,
Helen Wallace, Lance Fuller, Bill Fawcett, Edgar Buchanan, Mabel Forrest,
Dub Taylor, Jon Lormer, Pat Hector

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"We're all going to miss this fine youth. The good Lord must have had a powerful reason to want to take him so young..."
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Opening Narration
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"Who in tarnation put me in that coffin!"
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"...my own folks are a scared of me."
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"...The medical term for it is Epso Suspendo Animation..."
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"...I sure wouldn't want to go sleep in a house with that boy around... They say he's startin' to fiddlin' with things now, like axes..."
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"How do we know the man who got up out of that coffin is really Jeff Myrtlebank?"
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"Well you're just plain, rotten, stubborn. I bet all your kids are born with horns..."
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"...They're dead aren't they. I guess ten roses, they don't last very long..."
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"...I'm gettin' sick and tired of the way everybody treats me like a vampire."
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"If I had a dime for evert time I whopped you I'd have a hundred dollars..."
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"...Poor Jeff. He hasn't got anybody."
"Poor Jeff?!"
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"...We don't know who you are or where you come from. But we figure you stole Jeff's body..."
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"If you're wrong about me, then you aint got nothin' to worry about...But on the other hand, if you're right about me...you folks better start treatin' me and mine real nice."
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"...How'd you do that?... Light that match. You didn't strike it on anything..."
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Closing Narration
 

TO SERVE MAN - 03/02/62
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Richard Bare
Cast: Richard Kiel, Hardie Albright, Robert Tafur, Lomax Study, Theodore Marcuse,
Susan Cummings, Nelson Olmstead, Lloyd Bochner

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"This is the way nightmares begin. Or perhaps end..."
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Opening Narration
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"Ladies and gentlemen of the Earth. We greet you in peace and friendship..."
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"...as a race we are unaccustomed to charity. Brutality is a far more universal language for us than an expression of friendship from outer space."
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"...Are we to assume that there is no ulterior motive beyond this vast humanity you speak of?..."
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"We ask only that you trust us..."
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"It was the age of Santa Clause..."
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"...this is a tough nut. This is a real tough nut."
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"I've got a strange feeling...we're looking a gift horse in the mouth."
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"Our mission upon this planet is simply this. To bring to you the peace and plenty which we ourselves enjoy..."
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"...I don't think I'll want to come back once we do get there."
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"...for every one of them that comes, a few thousand of us take off in one of their ships..."
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"...And then, one year later they stand in line waiting to take off in this spaceship to go a hundred billion miles up into space..."
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"Mr. Chambers! Don't get on that ship! The rest of the book...it's a cookbook!"
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"Please Mr. Chambers, eat. We wouldn't want you top lose weight."
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"...sooner or later, we'll all of us be on the menu."
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Closing Narration
 

THE FUGITIVE - 03/09/62
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: Richard L. Bare
Cast: J. Pat O'Malley, Susan Gordon, Nancy Kulp, Wesley Lau, Paul Tripp,
Stephen Talbot, Johnny Eiman, Russ Bender

 

LITTLE GIRL LOST - 03/16/62
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Paul Stewart
Cast: Sarah Marshall, Robert Sampson, Charles Aidman, Tracy Stratford

 

PERSON OR PERSONS UNKNOWN - 03/23/62
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Richard Long, Frank Silvera, Shirley Ballard, Julie Van Zandt, Betty Harford,
Ed Glover, Michael Kelp, Joe Higgins, John Newton

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"...Who are you? What are you doing in my bedroom?..."
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Opening Narration
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"...Two martinis at midnight and she gets stoned at ten o'clock in the morning!"
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"...would you mind telling me what Mr. Cooper is doing at my desk?..."
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"Who the devil are you?... Who the devil are you and what are you doing at my desk?..."
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"Now look Jim. I like you but you get your hand off me or I'll see to it that you're fired."
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"Hello Mom... It's Dave... your son..."
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"...If I'm not David Gurney then who am I?"
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"Either I am crazy, or somebody's going through an aweful lot of trouble to blot me out."
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"...you think about it. Because I'm gonna go out and find one of those details, NOW!..."
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"That's it, huh, they got to him too. Alright...But how?"
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"What would you do if all of a sudden everybody started telling you you weren't you?"
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"Look you saw her. You saw my wife...I tell you she was there! We were together..."
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"...I had the nightmare. the granddaddy of 'em all."
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"Honey. what's wrong?... Dave why are you looking at me like that?..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE LITTLE PEOPLE - 03/30/62
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Bill Claxton
Cast: Joe Maross, Claude Akins, Michael Ford

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"There are times when a man gets sick to death of being lead around by the nose."
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"I'm just interested in what makes you tick. Or maybe it's what makes you tick so loudly."
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"I'd like a whole lot of people at my elbow. The more the merrier..."
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Opening Narration
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"Where do you go Craig, and what do you find wherever it is you do go?..."
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"Ya know, I underrated you mister. I knew you were a... malcontent, but I didn't know you were a cheat!"
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"Yes, that's what they are. Trees.... They were alongside of a stream. It runs about a hundred feet. It's about two and a half inches wide."
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"Incredible. It's a whole race of people no bigger than ants..."
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"I've only scratched the surface Fletcher. I've only just begun."
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"...what do you think I've got here now. A whole race of little people, who look up to me like a giant out of the sky."
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"I've graduated Fletcher. From a slob with a sliderule, to... to... to a God!"
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"Craig, they're people. They're flesh and blood, in that respect they're no different from us."
"Sure they are. Because they've been created in my image!"
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"You're no God Craig. That's not what you are at all! The only trouble is that... by now you've probably gotten 'em to believe in the devil." QSound 3D
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"I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry. Please forgive us. Forgive us, please."
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"Top of the morning Commander. Even God's have to..."
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"...What do you give them in return Craig?"
"...I won't tramp my feet down on their town..."
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"You've only got about twelve minutes Commander. You can waste them psychoanalyzing me, or you can play it smart, get aboard that ship, and head for home. I'm staying behind."
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"...you're gonna play make-believe for another 48 hours, then you're gonna crack wide open... you're gonna die of loneliness, buddy!"
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"This is a monotheistic society here. Just room for one God."
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"Alright my little friends. Comes now, the new age. The age of Peter Craig."
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"...It's just a ship. That's all it is. Now, if you keep quiet, it'll go away..." QSound 3D
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"Go away! You can't stay here! Go away!" QSound 3D
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"Don't you understand! I'm the God! I'm the God, don't you understand, I'm the God!"
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"What do you got?"
"A man. A tiny little man."
"Why, you crushed him to death."
"I didn't mean to..."
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Closing Narration


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