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Old 11th July 2011, 12:32 PM
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Default Season 3, Episode 8: It's a Good Life

Season 3, Episode 8: It's a Good Life

Airdate: 03/11/61
Writer: Rod Serling (Based on a story by Jerome Bixby)
Director: James Sheldon
Starring: Bill Mumy

The residents of a small town must pretend they are happy in order to placate a young boy who has terrifying mental powers.

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Old 20th November 2011, 10:19 AM
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I've heard a lot about this episode over the years. I've seen the movie remake version so thought I knew what to expect.

I couldn't have been more wrong.

Without going into too much detail this is not only the creepiest TZ I've ever seen but possibly the creepiest piece of TV ive ever seen!

From a small boy making a 3 headed gopher then killing it to the most twisted and unnerving ending I've ever witnessed- this one freaked me out thoroughly. I can only imagine the impact it had in 1961.

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Old 9th March 2012, 08:44 PM
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Yeah this one's great as well.

Remade into the Joe Dante installment of TWILIGHT ZONE THE MOVIE,the one with Kevin McCarthy and the cartoon monsters.

The original,however has a more serious slant on it.......

Teddy, I'm a Scotch drinker - you know that. I just have the occasional brandy when I'm not drinking.
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