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The original Twilight Zone provides examples of:
- The Danza: Burt Mustin as Burt the Bum in "Night of the Meek".
- Dueling Shows: With The Outer Limits during 1963-64, the only season both series were in production.
- Edited for Syndication: The Christmas Episode "The Night of the Meek" features a holiday greeting from Serling at the end of his wrap up narration that was generally edited out. Also the fourth season hour long episodes were generally ignored until the Scifi Channel started running the show. Between the sixties and the nighties they were mainly shown only as edited together two-hour "movie" specials.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Almost too many examples to count. (Some are listed on the main page in the show description.) Many of them appeared more than once on the show.
- Hey, It's That Voice!:
- June Foray played the Talking Tina doll in "Living Doll", essentially reprising the voice she did for the real life Chatty Cathy. She also dubbed over a child actor's voice in "The Bewitchin' Pool" using her Rocky voice.
- If Kaa wasn't creepy enough, the creepy TV repairman in "What's in the Box" also has Winnie's voice.
- Bob Crane, at the time an L.A. disc jockey, provided the voice of one on the radio in "Static".
- Recycled Script: Kept to a minimum for An Aesop anthology show. When it does happen, you'll frequently find that the moral of the story is a Family-Unfriendly Aesop version of the previous episode's moral.
- "Steel" is being adapted into a feature film. Though it's somewhat subverted, as Real Steel, despite being based on the same story as "Steel," bears almost no resemblance to the story (outside of robot boxers). Additionally, the film is decisively more optimistic than the original story's dystopian setting.
- Write What You Know: Many episodes took place in Upstate New York, where Rod Serling was from. Similarly, Serling was a vet of WWII (as were many of the other writers), which led to many a episode.
The Twilight Zone Movie, '80s revival, and 2003 revival provide examples of:
- Author Existence Failure / Fatal Method Acting: The death of Vic Morrow in an accident during filming resulted in his segment being changed to have a Downer Ending.
- Game Show Appearance: Brief footage of the original Art Fleming Jeopardy! (specifically April 24, 1974) appears in the "Kick the Can" segment of the movie, which is pretty much the only thing that dates those particular events.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
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