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12 important things I learned from Rod Serling's Twilight Zone

Not your usual checklist

A dozen things you may not have noticed in Rod Serling's masterwork
A dozen things you may not have noticed in Rod Serling's masterwork

A lot of people have made very predictable lists of “Stuff I learned from the Twilight Zone,” but here’s 12 unexpected and important things I figured out that few seem to “get” from Rod Serling’s masterwork.

People are alike all over. That’s why you always delete your browser history.

All aliens either want to mess with our heads, eat us, or have no clue who or what we are.

The devil wears many disguises, but rarely spends more than 20 bucks on one.

The end of the world will be very dusty.

Technology is always evil, unless it’s not.

Time travel is never good for anything much more than resetting your watch.

Life is rarely fair, but often funny.

The only kids who can be trusted are either ill or dead.

If you see Bill Mumy, you’re in trouble.

If you see an unattended doll, run.

Good marriages only happen when scripted by Earl Hamner Jr.

If you hang around long enough with Burgess Meredith, really weird stuff is gonna happen.

(*See also Local Musicians Reveal Their Favorite Twilight Zones)

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A dozen things you may not have noticed in Rod Serling's masterwork
A dozen things you may not have noticed in Rod Serling's masterwork

A lot of people have made very predictable lists of “Stuff I learned from the Twilight Zone,” but here’s 12 unexpected and important things I figured out that few seem to “get” from Rod Serling’s masterwork.

People are alike all over. That’s why you always delete your browser history.

All aliens either want to mess with our heads, eat us, or have no clue who or what we are.

The devil wears many disguises, but rarely spends more than 20 bucks on one.

The end of the world will be very dusty.

Technology is always evil, unless it’s not.

Time travel is never good for anything much more than resetting your watch.

Life is rarely fair, but often funny.

The only kids who can be trusted are either ill or dead.

If you see Bill Mumy, you’re in trouble.

If you see an unattended doll, run.

Good marriages only happen when scripted by Earl Hamner Jr.

If you hang around long enough with Burgess Meredith, really weird stuff is gonna happen.

(*See also Local Musicians Reveal Their Favorite Twilight Zones)

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The only thing I learned from Jordan Peele's new Twilight Zone revival is that Jordan Peele is to Rod Serling as Ronald McDonald is to Emmett Kelly.

May 4, 2019

Be careful! The court of public opinion in these parts generally tends to brand one a racist on the basis of their disliking one film.

May 4, 2019

They had great writers! Serling, Beaumont, Matheson, Johnson. Distinct, but ALWAYS within the scope of the series. Serling more at home with the short form, than the feature-length

May 18, 2019

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