The Best Episodes of The Twilight Zone
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2019
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."
#3 - Living Doll
Season 5 - Episode 6
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!
#13 - People Are Alike All Over
Season 1 - Episode 25
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...
#14 - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
Season 2 - Episode 28
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.
#15 - A Penny For Your Thoughts
Season 2 - Episode 16
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.
#17 - The Silence
Season 2 - Episode 25
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!"
#18 - The Obsolete Man
Season 2 - Episode 29
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.
#20 - Walking Distance
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#21 - What You Need
Season 1 - Episode 12
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.
#24 - And When the Sky Was Opened
Season 1 - Episode 11
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.