This is a TV anthology series created by its narrator and host Rod Serling. Each episode (156 in this series) is a self-contained fantasy, sci-fi, or horror story, often concluding with an eerie or unexpected twist. One of the unique aspects of The Twilight Zone was that it was originally recorded in black and white.
Last Episode05x36 The Bewitchin' Pool Aired: Jun. 19, 1964
Two children escape their bickering parents by wandering into a world of happiness from the bottom of the swimming pool.
Series Fun Facts
- On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also…
[show]On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. On the stamp honoring "The Twilight Zone" is a picture of its creator, host/narrator Rod Serling. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), Dragnet (1951), The Ed Sullivan Show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Hopalong Cassidy, The Honeymooners, "Puppet Playhouse" (1947), I Love Lucy, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Lassie, The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason, The Phil Silvers Show, The Red Skelton Show, "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), and You Bet Your Life (1950).
- May 30, 2004--Ranked #8 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!.
- This became a landmark TV series; it was beloved by critics and the public as well. Rod Serling's follow-up series "Night Gallery" (1969), and other shows he did after that never had the same impact.