As Serling’s poignant narration closes out the episode, the camera pans slow over the family, providing a nice reminder that there’s much more to life than possessions and wealth. There are people to love and to be loved by. And we’d all do well to get our priorities straight. Being beautiful on the outside means nothing if you’re ugly on the inside. And make no mistake about it, that ugliness isn’t invisible. It can be seen just as plainly as the nose on your face.
Next on Twilight Zone, we move into New Orleans for the Mardi Gras, and we do it with a vengeance. Robert Keith and Milton Selzer appear in a bizarre story of men, masquerades and masks. This is a small shocker to wind up a week, and if it doesn’t send you to a psychiatrist, it’ll send you at least to a mirror. On Twilight Zone next, “The Masks.
Mr. Jason Foster, a tired ancient who on this particular Mardi Gras evening will leave the Earth. But before departing, he has some things to do, some services to perform, some debts to pay – and some justice to mete out. This is New Orleans, Mardi Gras time. It is also the Twilight Zone.
Season 5, Episode 25
Original air date: March 20, 1964
A wealthy old man is about to die. But he won’t die alone. He’ll be surrounded…
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