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?

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MarkSpeck 2 months ago
13 out of 14. Guessed the wrong opening credit image. Should've known better.
DuanneWalton 2 months ago
You got 14 out of 14
We hope we didn't give you too much of a shock. Scare… er, share your score below!
SixtiesTVguy 2 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 2 months ago
Walking Distance means more to me every year! 7th is a horrible episode and perpetuates Native American stereotypes!
JoeyZone11 cperrynaples 27 days ago
Funny how Rod had alot of problems with this episode. He didn't care much for it.
cperrynaples JoeyZone11 26 days 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!
Barry22 2 months ago
9/14, submitted for my disapproval.
RobCertSDSCascap Barry22 2 months ago
Winnie-The-Pooh has your back.
Sterling Holloway!! You will recommend his service, won't you....LOL!!!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 2 months ago
PS "What's In The Box?" is 5th season, not 1st!
Oh,bother.
I didn't mention the season- just loved the idea of Pooh's voice
ACTING SO CREEPY!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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 2 months ago
12/14. Let's have another quiz! Love this series
RobCertSDSCascap 2 months ago
12/14.
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.
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 2 months ago
14 for 14. My all-time favorite TV show.
Jeremy 2 months ago
I only got one wrong and it was the question on when the show was on.
cperrynaples 2 months ago
14/14! I'm always perfect in the Twilight Zone!
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Well I AM 60, but I mean TZ is the show I know the most about! It was Friday every season except 4th when it was on Thursday!
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