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13 Times "The Twilight Zone" Made Your Head Spin

Why would you want to spend New Year's Eve drinking with friends, partying hard, and watching the ball drop when you could be spending it alone in a dark room watching a marathon of the best 60-year-old black-and-white science fiction series ever created? ***SPOILER ALERT***

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1. That time Henry Bemis broke his glasses and your heart.

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The hydrogen bomb that destroyed all life around him is still not as sad as this moment, which has been scientifically proven to be the saddest moment in TV history.

Episode: "Time Enough at Last"

2. When donating toys became the most depressing thing you could ever do.

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Because now they're trapped in a dark cylindrical cage and it's all your fault.

Episode: "Five Characters in Search of an Exit"

3. Whenever Talky Tina was a sassy little firecracker that killed a man by just lying there.

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She literally chilled on the stairs. After life-threatening phone calls, escaping a trash can piled with bricks, and, you know, the whole 'gaining sentience' thing, you'd think that she could find a more creative way to actually dispose of the man. But we don't mind because she's still the most frightening thing to ever walk the planet.

Episode: "Living Doll"

4. The moment you learn that dreaming about a place called Willoughby means you're probably going to die soon.

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Unless you want to die, don't get off at Willoughby. Just, like, trust that this is the appropriate advice to follow.

Episode: "A Stop at Willoughby"

5. Whenever little Anthony turned a guy into a Jack-in-the-Box and it gave us legitimate reasoning to fear gingers.

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Little Anthony didn't like singing. And this bozo had the nerve to sing. Plain and simple. Don't sing around Anthony or you will be a Jack-in-the-Box. What is there to not understand about this concept?

Episode: "It's a Good Life"

6. That time William Shatner wasn't crazy after all.

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When a post-insane asylum Bill Shatner tells you he sees a monster on the wing of an airplane, why would you ever not believe him?

Episode: "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

7. When we learned that aliens are really good at false advertising in literature.

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Get it? Because the aliens want to eat the humans. IT'S A COOKBOOK. It's like that time "Catcher in the Rye" wasn't actually about baseball.

Episode: "To Serve Man"

8. Whenever we learned that in some places, "pig face" is a lot cooler than "duck face."

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Take notes, teenage girls. Your duck faces are irrelevant in The Twilight Zone.

Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"

9. That moment you realize you've been talking to a tombstone.

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I've always had a problem with the end of this episode. Elva Keene had a right to be creeped out by the night calls she'd been getting from a guy who just kept saying "hello" over and over like a zombie stalker. True, it turned out to be her dead fiancé. Yes, it's very sad. But don't make the little old lady feel guilty, dead fiancé.

Episode: "Night Call"

10. That time Marsha White's good looks really were too good to be true.

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Do you ever look in the mirror and think to yourself, "Look at that flawless face. It would make so much sense if I was actually a mannequin."

Episode: "The After Hours"

11. When Venus produced this charmingly manipulative frycook that nobody ever suspected.

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He will intercept those pesky three-armed Martians and use his extra eye to stare smugly into their defeated souls.

Episode: "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?"

12. Whenever you ended up wishing that these masks existed in real life but at the same time vowed to never wear a mask again.

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Admit it. You ran to a mirror after watching this one. Just to be sure.

Episode: "The Masks"

13. When this timelessly brilliant episode made us feel awful about our dependence on technology.

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A couple lights flicker, a couple cars stop working...eventually we'll all end up throwing rocks through each other's windows. This one got real.

Episode: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

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