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Old 12th March 2011, 11:34 AM
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Default Season 1, Episode 27: The Big Tall Wish

Season 1, Episode 27: The Big Tall Wish

Airdate: 08/04/60
Writer: Rod Serling
Director: Ron Winston
Starring: Ivan Dixon, Stephen Perry

An ageing boxer loses his match live on television. When he comes home to speak to his neighbour’s son, the boys wish has a strange effect on the outcome.

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Old 30th May 2011, 03:19 PM
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I think like a lot of Twilight Zone episodes this really nails that feeling of getting older and not being happy with your place in the world. In Walking Distance it was a successful business man who tired of the rat race, in A Stop at Willoughby it was a man who found himself in a life that probably suited him just fine as a younger man, but as he got older he longed for the simple life. Here it's someone who has literally and figuratively let the blows life has dealt him wear him down.

I remember reading an interview with Carol Serling where she said that Rod Serling longed for the simple life, even after all of his success.
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Old 9th June 2011, 11:42 PM
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Warm,sad and emotional....I'm sure Ricky Schroeder took a few notes for his role in The Champ.....

'There's something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day!'
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Old 20th July 2011, 11:46 AM
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I felt that this was a classic twilight zone episode. in parts it's weak but the twist at the end is very strong and because it's not what the viewer expects it's even more powerful.
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