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Old 11th July 2011, 12:31 PM
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Default Season 3, Episode 5: A Game of Pool

Season 3, Episode 5: A Game of Pool

Airdate: 13/10/61
Writer: George Clayton Johnson
Director: Buzz Kulik
Starring: Jack Klugman, Jonathan Winters

Pool shark Jesse Cardiff challenges long dead pool great Fats Brown to a game to find out who's the best player.

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Old 25th July 2011, 08:25 AM
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I'll always love this one. Clugman was great as ever, although it's pretty much the same performance he gives in Passage For Trumpet. Similar frustrated characters I suppose.

A rather short and to the point opening and closing narration from Serling.

One of the eps that always comes to mind first for me when someone mentions The Twilight Zone.
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Old 29th July 2011, 01:22 PM
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I've just watched this episode and it's my favourite of season 3 so far. Jack Klugman (making his 2nd of four appearances in the twilight zone) is excellent. I prefered this performance and story to the passage for trumpet episode, but they are indeed similar as mentioned above. I thought that Jonathan Winters as Fats Brown was also very good. the two make a great pair and play off each other really well. great to see by checking the imdb that both of these guys are still doing well into their 90s!
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Old 20th November 2011, 10:11 AM
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Now this is what TZ is all about. Fast talking characters, sharp dressed 60s cool, the entire plot unravelling in one room, high stakes and a lesson learned. All in under 25 minutes. Perfect!
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