The 13 best Twilight Zone Episodes ( The Old Black and Whites) With a TZ QUIZ! Read over 3,000 times!

Remember the Zone?

A Spoiler free list!

Remember this show and all of the 4th of July Marathons? Who could forget? The suspense, story composition, and of course the excellent acting, made this an unfogettable classic!

I am not going to say too much about each episode so the ending isn't spoiled. All of these can now be purchased in one big box set, or by the season. This show was a gem in the mud known as T.V. Land!

Those I left out- I will catch some flack for not including "To Serve Man" ( seriously, way too many people call this the best episode of them all. They gave away the ending far too soon, and the Kanamits had to duck when entering the rooms in a ship they built. This was far from the best!). "The Talking Doll". Talky Tina was cool, but I just didn't see this as being among the best 12. I almost included "The Fear", "The Masks",The Midnight Sun (A twisted story that tossed the world around. But what part of the Twilight Zone would the world land in?) and After Hours- (A young lady who was shopping in a department store noticed that something was out of place. Was it the store or her?) It was hard to leave those out! The Dummy- Cliff Robertson stars in this mind bender.Sometimes even comedians take their work too serious. Will work take this one too serious in return?

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Here are the 13 best!



13. Mr. Garrity and the Graves- Some gifts are a curse. Some gifts are a hoax. But in this twisted tale, can you figure out who the curse and who the hoax is on? The answer lies in the Twilight Zone!

12. Long Distance Call- Sometimes love gives and sometimes it tries to take. Keep that in mind before you answer the phone, for the one on the other end may be calling, from the Twilight Zone!

11. A Stop at Willoughby- Some times the rat race causes some to stop the world and try to get off. If you stop at Willougby, you may get there, through The Twilight Zone.

10. Eye of the beholder- We know how we see others, but how do others see us?

9. A Penny for Your Thoughts- Some thoughts are better not thought. Dick York goes from being Bewitched to being blessed, or cursed as it may be.

8. 5 Characters in search of an exit- This was intense and a great example of the human spirit, even from those who most wouldn't consider humans.

7. Mr Bevis- Did you ever wonder why some of the most successful people, are the poorest? Find out why Mr. Bevis is!

6. The Little People- Are giants always the bigger person? No, not always...especially in the Twighlight Zone!

5. Terror at 20,000 ft.- What is worse than being in a plane crash? How about being the only one who knows or believes its coming?

4. Monsters are due on Maple Street- If you ever wanted to know how to spot a monster, you will soon find out, in the Twilight Zone.

3. The Obsolete Man- An outstanding study of the human condition, and one Superhuman condition...the one that makes some of us believers. Warning...this one was intense, disturbing, and leaves you thinking.

2. The Invaders- Agnes Moorehead stars in a strange tale with a surprise ending. Well, this is the Twilight Zone!

1. Will the real Martian please stand up- In an effort to find an invading alien, two state troopers question tourists in a small diner. Is it the snob going to Boston, the actress, the old crackpot, the bus driver? Who is the visitor from the Twilight Zone that we should fear the most?

A tough TZ quiz. Warning: Some of these questions spoil an episode's ending.

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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Good list. "The Twilight Zone" was such a great show. It was the first legitimate sci-fi series. Rod Serling masterminded some amazing stories. It's so hard to pick out a handful as the best. There were hardly any which weren't excellent.

What I loved about Twilight Zone is that it was more than a sci-fi anthology series (such as the revamps of the series were), it also had a moral to it. It was like Grimms fairy tales, where every story taught a lesson.

I don't blame you for not including "to Serve Man". Other than the famous twist ending, the episode as a whole wasn't all that special.

Some of my favorites were "Time Enough at Last", "I Shot an Arrow in the Air", "the Hitch Hicker", "A Nice Place to Visit", "A Stop at Willoughby", "Shadow Play", "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" and "the Obsolete Man".


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Great Hub...I loved the twilight zone!

I recall most of those very well. My personal favorite is one called "The Hunt" an old-man and his dog, die during a coon-hunt, and find themselves at the gates of heaven. But, the dog knows better.

Thanks for the hub.


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wingedcentaur 5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

Good Hub Mike SyrSutton.

I know all of those episodes and I agree with you about the black and white shows being the very best! I didn't like the series hosted by Forest Whitaker (even though I think he's a great actor). I felt like he was mocking Rod Serling. Voted up for awesome!

Take care.


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MikeSyrSutton 5 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

I couldn't get into the Hitchhiker, because it was weird and unexplained, and I shot an arrow into the air was good but predictable. The same can be said about the hunt.They were good episodes, but to make to the "Dark Dozen" the ending had to be a shocker or the episode had to be among the most gripping. THANKS for the input!


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Anthea Carson 4 years ago from Colorado Springs

I love the twilight zone! My favorite is the hitchhiker


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MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Thanks Anthea!

So many love The Hitchhiker episode, and I thought it was ok. Tell me why you love it! I want to know. 8 )


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Yeah, it is that time again, isn't it. My favorite is the Agnes Moorhead episode, although William Shatner's plane ride is right up there. I didn't get the Martian question right and I saw that episode a few times. Guess I need to watch again. Rod Serling was an awesome science fiction writer and he was able to find others who were just as talented. They usually left you thinking what if? Thanks for the reminder!


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MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Great input! Thanks!

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