ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Updated on March 25, 2015

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?

Watch number one here for free!

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.

view quiz statistics


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Great input! Thanks!

    • Cyndi10 profile image

      Cynthia B Turner 

      7 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!

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      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 )

    • Anthea Carson profile image

      Anthea Carson 

      8 years ago from Colorado Springs

      I love the twilight zone! My favorite is the hitchhiker

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      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!

    • wingedcentaur profile image

      William Thomas 

      9 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.

    • CMerritt profile image

      Chris Merritt 

      9 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.

    • Robwrite profile image


      9 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      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".


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)