The adults gather around in the Fremonts' living room, squirming uncomfortably as Anthony shows them a vision of screaming dinosaurs, engaged in a gory battle. The Twilight Zone S3 E73 "It's a Good Life". It's a GOODLife, by Jerome Bixby. For the residents of Peaksville, Ohio, the nightmare had begun. One night each week, Anthony gives the townsfolk one hour of television, which he creates and projects onto the family TV set. adapted for “The Twilight Zone” by Rod Serling, 1961. produced by Stephen Spielberg in “Twilight Zone: The Movie”, 1983. He creates horrible creatures, such as three-headed gophers, which he then kills. The best episodes of The Twilight Zone are the ones that combine mystery with intrigue and ingenuity; thus making this one of the best episodes.
--The proper title of the original Jerome Bixby story is “It’s a Good Life,” which places an emphasis on “Good,” something which is decidedly represented in the episode’s dialogue. Anything less than that is handled at your own risk, because if you do meet Anthony you can be sure of one thing: you have entered the Twilight Zone.
The monster knew their every thought, could feel their every emotion; and when they made him angry, which was often, he would banish them into a cornfield from which there was no return. He is a monster, a mutant with godlike mental powers. He has isolated his town of Peaksville, Ohio from the rest of the universe. Bill Mumy and Cloris Leachman reprised their roles as Anthony Fremont and Mrs. Fremontrespectively. The adults tiptoe nervously around him, constantly telling him how everything he does is "good", since displeasing him can get them wished away "to the cornfield", where they are presumably met by a less-than-happy ending. Early on, he isolated the small hamlet of Peaksville, Ohio. And if by some strange chance you should run across him, you had best think only good thoughts. Never having experienced any form of discipline, Anthony does not even understand that his actions are wrong, and is confused when his father tells him that the neighbors are reluctant to let their children play with him after he sent several of his playmates to the cornfield. ''Yeah, it was good that Anthony made Jasper choke to death... eating his own paws.''. Rod Serling: Tonight's story on The Twilight Zone is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction. Unable to voice their real feelings, they tell Anthony that it was far better than what used to be on TV. And, if by some strange chance, you should run across him, you had best think only good thoughts. We only wanted to introduce you to one of our very special citizens, little Anthony Fremont, age 6, who lives in a village called Peaksville in a place that used to be Ohio. This, as you may recognize, is a map of the United States, and there's a little town there called Peaksville. He controls the weather and what supplies can be found in the grocery store. The father then smiles and tells Anthony in a terrified voice, "...But it's good you're making it snow.
Anthony creates and destroys as he pleases, and controls when the residents can watch the TV and what they can watch on it.
In fact, the handful of inhabitants do not even know if he destroyed the rest of the world or if it still exists. Everybody is under his rule, even his parents. "Forty years ago, Rod Serling introduced us to a monster, a monster so powerful he was able to make the world disappear just by using his mind. The people live in fear of him, constantly telling him how everything he does is "good," since he banishes anyone thinking unhappy thoughts into the otherworldly cornfield from which there is no return. Boy, is it ever.
It's a Good Life is also very humorous, and when the characters say everything is 'good', it's hard not to at least crack a smile. We only wanted to introduce you to one of our very special citizens, little Anthony Fremont, age six, who lives in a village called Peaksville, in a place that used to be Ohio. 2.
It originally aired on November 3, 1961. Anthony's father starts to rebuke Anthony about this, but his wife and the other adults look on with worried smiles on their faces. Anything less than that is handled at your own risk, because if you do meet Anthony, you can be sure of one thing: you have entered The Twilight Zone.Rod Serling's introduction at the beginning of this episode was recycled and digitally edited for the preshow of the Disney Parks attraction The opening narration of this episode is sampled in "Threatened" by "- but everyone else is too afraid to act. And the most frightening thing about thi… Theater Script. The snow will kill off at least half the crops and the town will face starvation.
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After the program is over, the adults celebrate Dan Hollis' birthday. His widow breaks down, but no matter what happens, the people of Peaksville make sure to think only good thoughts and repeat ""No comment here, no comment at all.
This episode has a sequel in the third The Twilight Zone series, named "It's Still a Good Life", which tells the story of the town and its inhabitants forty years later.