Can you guess which character from The Twilight Zone Rod Serling is introducing?

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The hard lessons learned in The Twilight Zone have been scaring and scarring audiences for decades. 

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We've pulled parts from the introductions Rod Serling gave some of The Twilight Zone's most familiar faces. See how many you can match to the correct character!

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  1. Pick out Mr. Robert Wilson: "Portrait of a frightened man: Mr. Robert Wilson, thirty-seven, husband, father, and salesman on sick leave. Mr. Wilson has just been discharged from a sanitarium where he spent the last six months recovering from a nervous breakdown, the onset of which took place on … an airliner …. ”
  2. Pick out Erich Streator: "Talky Tina, a doll that does everything, a lifelike creation of plastic and springs and painted smile. To Erich Streator, she is the most unwelcome addition to his household—but without her, he'd never enter the Twilight Zone."
  3. Pick out this woman: "This is the woman who lives in the house, a woman who's been alone for many years, a strong, simple woman whose only problem up until this moment has been that of acquiring enough food to eat, a woman about to face terror, which is even now coming at her from - The Twilight Zone."
  4. Pick out Lou Bookman: "Street scene: Summer. The present. Man on a sidewalk named Lou Bookman, age sixtyish. Occupation: pitchman. ... , Lou Bookman will have to concern himself with survival – because as of three o'clock this hot July afternoon, he'll be stalked by Mr. Death."
  5. Pick out Mr. Henry Bemis: "Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page, but who is conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock."
  6. Pick out the Martian: "You've heard of trying to find a needle in a haystack? Well, stay with us now, and you'll be part of an investigating team whose mission is not to find that proverbial needle, no, their task is even harder. They've got to find a Martian in a diner, and in just a moment you'll search with them..."
  7. Pick out Max Phillips: "Submitted for your approval: one Max Phillips. A slightly-the-worse-for-wear maker of book, whose life has been as drab and undistinguished as a bundle of dirty clothes. … he has an errant wish that the rest of his life might … come back shiny and clean. This to be a gift of love to a son named Pip."
  8. Pick out Mr. Luther Dingle: "... this is Mr. Luther Dingle, a vacuum cleaner salesman whose volume of business is roughly that of a valet at a hobo convention. He's a consummate failure in almost everything but is a good listener and has a prominent jaw."
  9. Pick out Al Denton: "Portrait of a town drunk named Al Denton. This is a man who's begun his dying early—a long, agonizing route through a maze of bottles."
  10. Pick out Nan Adams: "Her name is Nan Adams. She's twenty-seven years old. Her occupation: buyer at a New York department store. At present on vacation, driving cross-country to Los Angeles, California from Manhattan. ... But from this moment on, Nan Adams' companion on her trip to California ... will be terror."
  11. Pick out James A. Corry: "For the record, let it be known that James A. Corry is a convicted criminal placed in solitary confinement. Confinement in this case stretches as far as the eye can see, because this particular dungeon is on an asteroid nine million miles from the Earth."
  12. Pick out Mr. Frisby: "The reluctant gentleman with the sizable mouth is Mr. Frisby. He has all the drive of a broken camshaft and the aggressive vinegar of a corpse. As you've no doubt gathered, his big stock in trade is the tall tale."
  13. Pick out Mr. George P. Hanley: "Meet Mr. George P. Hanley, a man life treats without deference, honor, or success. Waiters serve his soup cold. Elevator operators close doors in his face. Mothers never bother to wait up for the daughters he dates."

Can you guess which character from The Twilight Zone Rod Serling is introducing?

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Filmnoirfan 7 months ago
13/13 - seen every episode too many times to miss on any of those intros. Of course, one minor mistake in the quiz - the soda jerk in "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?" was not actually the Martian in the episode. John Hoyt, referred to once as a "lemon sucker" during the episode, was actually the three-armed Martian, while the soda jerk was the three-eyed invader from Venus
Joe 26 months ago
Filmnoirfan Joe 7 months ago
Vera Miles in a memorable episode - Mirror Image
ChesterCannon 30 months ago
Of course in question six everyone knows the picture is of a Venusian, not a Martian.
Filmnoirfan ChesterCannon 7 months ago
Indeed - John Hoyt actually played the Martian in the episode
Tammy 31 months ago
You got 10 out of 13
Bet you shocked even yourself with this high score
LeeHarper 31 months ago
You got 13 out of 13? There's one for the angels.
Filmnoirfan LeeHarper 7 months ago
A good early episode that included a young Murray Hamilton long before he insisted "Those beaches will be open!"
BrownieMom 44 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Bet you shocked even yourself with this high score!
CruiseGirl4Life 44 months ago
12/13 A Rod Serling character could be endearing devious ruthless downtrodden or sad, but never ever forgettable. Although I have yet to see the episode with the three 👁 alien. Great quiz!
Tresix 44 months ago
12/13, I missed "Pip". Incidentally, the counterman from "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" wasn't the Martian. He was a Venusian whose troops were attacking the Martian's, who was the old man with three arms.
Filmnoirfan Tresix 7 months ago
Yes the soda jerk from Venus had already established a colony there and Hoyt and his Martian invaders were about to be pummeled upon arrival. Fun times at the Hi-Way Cafe!
Wayne2049 44 months ago
For the real Twilight Zone nerds, identify the episode name, character name, actors name, and plot of every image in the quiz.
Wayne2049 44 months ago
Question 6 is wrong, the lunch counterman (Actor Barney Phillips) was from Venus, not Mars. In a classic Twilight Zone twist ending, Mr. Ross (Actor John Hoyt), a cranky curmudgeon passenger on the bus reveals his third arm from under his coat. He tells the shocked counterman that he is from Mars and that the area is a quiet pleasant place to settle and that a colony ship from Mars is on the way. After the shock wears off, the counterman tells him that he agrees that it is a pleasant place to live, and that "...we people on Venus had the idea years ago", he then reveals that his name is not really Haley. He states that the colony ship from Mars has been intercepted and that a colony ship from Venus will be arriving instead. He states, "A colony ship will be arriving, but it will be from Venus, not Mars, and if you're still around, I think you'll see how we're different!" He then removes his hat to reveal his third eye, as he begins a chilling and evil laugh.
PulsarStargrave Wayne2049 7 months ago
The intro is about the PEOPLE in the diner who have to pick out the martian, that's why I almost checked all three of them! When I was uncertain about the woman, I played it safe and selected the moxt reliable "searcher" who was also a Venusian on the downlow!
Yes, but the Martian arrived with the bus driver and six passengers, while the soda jerk was already in the Hi-Way Cafe
PeteKing 44 months ago
Bring back Planet of the Apes. Go get Space 1999. Put forth the great Fantasy Island. C'mon metv let's get these shows back on air. Think big and lasso JR Ewing. That's right, Dallas needs a retro comeback.
Barry22 PeteKing 44 months ago
Comet Tv shows Space 1999. But the Planet of The Apes TV show? Monkey poop.
PulsarStargrave PeteKing 7 months ago
DALLAS (and The BEVERLY HILLBILLIES seasons 5 to 9) are probably the only shows with trees in 'em that won't get on my nerves due to endless repitition!) Consider moving The ADDAMS FAMILY to Saturdays 1 hour before SVENGOOLIE! I LOVE the show but it has fewer episodes than STAR TREK to be shown on weeknights! Another station overplays a similar show and The BIONIC WOMAN, which is why I don't watch them!
EllisClevenger 44 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Bet you shocked even yourself with this high score!
I might have watched one, or two, episodes of 'The Twilight Zone'.
cperrynaples 44 months ago
13/13! 6 isn't a martian, he's a Venusian!
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Tresix cperrynaples 44 months ago
And a cheesy-looking eye it is!
Tresix Wayne2049 44 months ago
In "Mr. Dingle, The Strong", the Martian(s)(?) had two heads with a radar antennae on one of them.
Filmnoirfan cperrynaples 7 months ago
Correct - John Hoyt played the Martian
Filmnoirfan Wayne2049 7 months ago
John Hoyt played the three-armed Martian while the soda jerk was a three-eyed Venusian
anthony 44 months ago
11/13.Wow.The 2 I missed(#3 and #4)I never heard of.
Wayne2049 anthony 44 months ago
Not a true Twilight Zone Nerd. Twilight Zone Nerds can recite dialogue. I will confess that i hated the hour long episodes because they were half hour episodes padded with extraneous junk used to fill the extra unnecessary time. I am not at all familiar with the hour long episodes because I never watch them.
Wayne2049 anthony 44 months ago
Number 3 is among my favorite episodes. That is Agnes Moorehead (Endora in "Bewitched"), picture #1, in a solo episode, where she never speaks a word as she battles tiny invaders from another world. The only talking in the episode comes at the end when the shocking truth is revealed. You'll have to watch the episode (more fun) to find out what it is, unless someone ruins it by posting the ending here.
Wayne2049 44 months ago
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Filmnoirfan Wayne2049 7 months ago
Only a few of the hour episodes were very good, topped by "Printer's Devil" with Burgess Meredith and "No Time Like The Past" with Dana Andrews
Filmnoirfan anthony 7 months ago
No. 3 was "The Invaders" with Agnes Moorehead and No. 4 was "One For The Angels". Both were very good, but not great
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