Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

Here are my favorite episodes of The Twilight Zone, the best anthology television series ever produced.

Where Is Everybody? (Oct. 2, 1959)
A man finds himself in a town devoid of people and with no memory of who he is.

One for the Angels (Oct. 9, 1959)
A pitchman (Ed Wynn) is visited by Death and is forced to get his priorities in order.

Mr. Denton on Doomsday (Oct. 16, 1959)
The town drunk in the old-west faces his past when Fate lends a hand.

Walking Distance (Oct. 30, 1959)
Martin Sloan leaves his car at the service station, and starts to walk the short distance to his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child, soon realizing he's somehow gone back in time.

The Lonely (Nov. 13, 1959)
A convict, living alone on an asteroid, receives from the authorities a realistic woman-robot.

And When the Sky Was Opened (Dec. 11, 1959)
On its maiden flight, an experimental manned spaceship disappears from radar for 24 hours and then crash lands in the Mojave Desert. But something has happened to the men who flew the ship.

Third from the Sun (Jan. 8, 1960)
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.

The Hitch-Hiker (Jan. 22, 1960)
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.

The Last Flight (Feb. 5, 1960)
A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future.

Long Live Walter Jameson (Mar. 18, 1960)
Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.

A Stop at Willoughby (May 6, 1960)
Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.

The Howling Man (Nov. 4, 1960)
A man on a walking trip of post-World War I Europe gets caught in a storm. He comes across a remote monastery with a mysterious prisoner.

Eye of the Beholder (Nov. 11, 1960)
A young woman is forced to undergo experimental treatments in an attempt to make her appear "normal."

Nick of Time (Nov. 18, 1960)
A superstitious newlywed (William Shatner) becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.

The Lateness of the Hour (Dec. 2, 1960)
The daughter of an inventor objects to their "perfect" home where they are waited on by mechanical servants.

The Night of the Meek (Dec. 23, 1960)
A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers the Christmas spirit.

Dust (Jan. 6, 1961)
After selling the rope for a hanging, a greedy peddler tries to sell the condemned man's father a bag of "magic dust."

Back There (Jan. 13, 1961)
At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the very night that President Lincoln will be assassinated.

The Odyssey of Flight 33 (Feb. 24, 1961)
A commercial aircraft mysteriously travels back through time.

Static (Mar. 10, 1961)
Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement of the boarding house where he lives. He soon finds he can receive programs from the past when he's alone.

A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (Apr. 7, 1961)
In 1847 a western settler sets out to find water for his dying son - and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico.

The Rip Van Winkle Caper (Apr. 21, 1961)
Thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after hiding a million dollars worth of gold bars.

Two (Sep. 15, 1961)
A man and a woman, on opposite sides of a future war, encounter each other in a deserted town.

The Passersby (Oct. 6, 1961)
On the road home from the Civil War, a Confederate soldier stops at a burned-out house and gets to know the owner, a recent widow.

A Quality of Mercy (Dec. 29, 1961)
A gung ho young officer tries to make his mark during the last days of World War II in the Pacific, but gets more than he bargained for.

The Hunt (Jan. 26, 1962)
Hyder Simpson and his dog Rip go on a hunting trip. Upon returning, he finds all is not as it should be.

Kick the Can (Feb. 9, 1962)
An old man living in a rest home thinks he's found the secret of youth in children's games.

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (Feb. 23, 1962)
A young man wakes up at his own funeral and wants to know what the heck is going on.

To Serve Man (Mar. 2, 1962)
An alien race, the Kanamits, arrive on Earth bringing peace and technology for the betterment of mankind.

The Fugitive (Mar. 9, 1962)
Jenny wears a brace on her leg and lives with her irritable and unloving aunt, and kindly Old Ben brightens her life by performing magic tricks.

I Sing the Body Electric (May 18, 1962)
A recent widower, needing loving care for his three young children, brings a cybernetic grandmother into the home.

The Changing of the Guard (Jun. 1, 1962)
After being forced to retire, a school teacher wonders if his life has meant anything.

Mute (Jan. 31, 1963)
Ilse has been trained to communicate telepathically by her parents, but then tragedy strikes.

Death Ship (Feb. 7, 1963)
An interplanetary expedition from Earth lands on a Earthlike-world, but what the crew discovers is truly shocking.

Jess-Belle (Feb. 14, 1963)
Jess-Belle can't bear to lose the object of her passion to the local rich girl, and she turns to desperate measures.

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (Oct. 11, 1963)
A man (William Shatner), newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, has the plane ride of his life.

Ninety Years Without Slumbering (Dec. 20, 1963)
An old man (Ed Wynn) believes that his life will end the moment his grandfather clock stops ticking.

Ring-A-Ding Girl (Dec. 27, 1963)
Movie star Bunny Blake receives a ring from the folks back home, and this entices her to make a surprise visit to her hometown.

You Drive (Jan. 3, 1964)
Oliver Pope hits a boy on his bicycle, and makes the big mistake of leaving the scene of the accident.

Number Twelve Looks Just Like You (Jan. 24, 1964)
In a future society everyone must undergo an operation at age 19 to become beautiful and conform to society. One young woman desperately wants to hold onto her own identity.

Night Call (Feb. 7, 1964)
Telephone calls begin to haunt a disabled elderly woman.

Spur of the Moment (Feb. 21, 1964)
Anne is terrorized by a middle-aged woman on horseback pleading with her not to go through with her impending marriage.