Skip to comments.The Obsolete Man Script Written by Rod Serling
Posted on 07/09/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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Go Wordsworth! Beat State!
Perhaps the single best episode of the Zone ever. It’s certainly on the short list.
One of the best episodes of TZ ever. It is also highly ironic how visionary Mr. Serling was with regard to the direction of our society. America is either stumbling blindly or charging full bore towards absolute nazi-ism.
Get your dirty ape hands offa Mr. Wordsworth, fella.
Mr. Bookman, Library Detective
It's A Good Life stands next to it. I'm glad they never showed the three-headed gopher.
Cringe. That's "anachronism."
I really, really miss Burgess Meredith.
Terriffic actor and quite the ladies man in his day, as evidenced by “Tom Dick and Harry” (1941).
Rod Serling would be run out of Hollywood on a rail for proposing such a script today.
I’ve never seen that. Thanks for my laff of the day!
Agree. In "Grumpier Old Men", his penultimate movie, he steals the show from Jack Lemon, Walter Mathau, among others. He portrays the ancient grampa Gustavson as lovable old rogue still in the hunt. He had the best scenes in the movie.
I loved him in the Rocky series. And let us not forget his role as the Penguin in Batman. (Maybe not one of his better roles).
I saw that when I was a kid, very powerful, to bad Serling was a commie. I am amazed how this propaganda for the left against the right has turned around and indicted the left.
I watched some of the TZ marathon over the weekend. Did you ever notice the repeats. The guys who goes back in time and recovers his sense of purpose. But my favorite was the old guy and the dog and heaven and hell.
parsy, who has had a few old dogs
It was on cable this week...SciFi (SyFy) channel, I think.
My reaction was that Hollywood would never produce this nowadays.
(today the networks would never comprend such classy writing)
Serling was not a commie but an old school lib when they were pro freedom... did you ever seen the Twilight Zone take off on Castro with Peter Falk?
ah yes “syfy” what a load a madison avenue giberish.
Watch it here for free.
But my favorite was the old guy and the dog and heaven and hell.
That's one of my favorites as well.
Lurker, who these days is feeling like a pretty old dog himself.
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