How well do you remember the first season of The Twilight Zone?

Test your knowledge of the Fifth Dimension!


On October 2, 1959, television history was made. The Twilight Zone premiered to rave reviews as it enraptured viewers. Surprisingly, it was not an immediate hit. The eerie anthology series took a few weeks to find its audience, but once it did, it became an immediate classic. 

Chilling episodes such as "The Hitch-Hiker" and "Mirror Image" brought a cinematic approach to the small screen. 

There's no arguing that The Twilight Zone remains a high-water mark for all television — no wonder Hollywood keeps remaking it. You are undoubtedly familiar with many twists, plots and shocks. But let's see how well you know the first season!

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  1. He starred in the episode "Execution." But you know him best as this classic sitcom character.
  2. He was tied for the most appearances on The Twilight Zone with four. Who is he?
  3. What was the name of this character?
  4. You know this kid in "Walking Distance" as which beloved 1960s TV character?
  5. There were 36 episodes in the first season. How many of those screenplays were written by Rod Serling?
  6. What was unique about the episode "A World of His Own"?
  7. Pick the one classic episode that did NOT air in season one.
  8. Pick the image that appeared in the opening credits of the FIRST season.
  9. What was the title of the first episode of The Twilight Zone?
  10. The Twilight Zone aired on this network.
  11. Was this man an alien with a third eye hiding behind his hat?
  12. Which acclaimed composer created the theme music heard in season one?
  13. The Twilight Zone originally aired on this day of the week.
  14. The pilot for The Twilight Zone, "The Time Element," aired on November 24, 1958, as part of this anthology series.

How well do you remember the first season of The Twilight Zone?

Your Result...

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Coolrain 22 months ago
You got 10 out of 14
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EricFuller 35 months ago
13/14. There are two season one openings. The season one opening that had the eye and the line going across the bottom of the screen. And the opening that starts with the hazy beginning.
lucanthropic 51 months ago
14 out of 14. TZ is my fave series
MarkSpeck 57 months ago
13 out of 14. Guessed the wrong opening credit image. Should've known better.
DuanneWalton 57 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
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SixtiesTVguy 57 months ago
14/14. Great quiz.
Best overall episode: walking distance, especially the very ending with rod’s concluding words; Listen to them carefully.
Other top episodes: the last flight, the 7th is made up of phantoms, The after hours.
cperrynaples SixtiesTVguy 57 months ago
Walking Distance means more to me every year! 7th is a horrible episode and perpetuates Native American stereotypes!
x60hz11 cperrynaples 56 months ago
Funny how Rod had alot of problems with this episode. He didn't care much for it.
cperrynaples JoeyZone11 55 months ago
Serling liked Walking Distance a lot, but he did hate most of the last 2 seasons because the first 3 seasons exhausted his best ideas!
x60hz11 cperrynaples 55 months ago
Really! I saw a lecture he gave at some university in LA where he talked about his problem with the time paradox of Gig Young. His claim his Gig Young after seeing his dead parents would never have been able to function normally after such a traumatic event.
x60hz11 cperrynaples 55 months ago
He called the writing second rate. His comments are on the DVD commentary of that episode.
AndreaZ cperrynaples 53 months ago
Oh really, which stereotypes are that? And I'm guessing like me you belong to a tribe. May I ask which one?
Barry22 57 months ago
9/14, submitted for my disapproval.
RobCertSDSCascap Barry22 57 months ago
Winnie-The-Pooh has your back.
Sterling Holloway!! You will recommend his service, won't you....LOL!!!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 57 months ago
PS "What's In The Box?" is 5th season, not 1st!
I didn't mention the season- just loved the idea of Pooh's voice
Also enjoyed him on Gilligan's Island.

and as the "Merchant of Mayberry" on the Andy Griffith Show
Never watched the show, but that sounds fitting.
Evan 57 months ago
12/14. Let's have another quiz! Love this series
RobCertSDSCascap 57 months ago
Wiseguy RobCertSDSCascap 55 months ago
The original soundtracks were also released from Varese Sarabande Records back in the 1980s. Taken directly from the original scores in the CBS music library, it is far superior to re-recordings of the music. Pity only 5 volumes were released.
RobCertSDSCascap Wiseguy 55 months ago
Some of the best I have ever heard. Likewise, I wish TeeVee Tunes would
release more volumes of Television's Greatest Hits. I have 1-7, 65 tracks
each, and Teevee Toons - The Commercials.
Stoney 57 months ago
14 for 14. My all-time favorite TV show.
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