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Getting mad at the newspaper

That was one of the themes in “The Last Night of a Jockey,” the “Twilight Zone” episode that first aired this week in 1963.

But maybe he's got a legit beef. I have to say, The Post-Record didn't exactly bury its coverage of this poor sap's setback.

If you take your eyes off the newspaper

You might see something even more troubling than the news.

This classic “TZ” episode first aired this week in 1963.

This week on “The Twilight Zone” in 1961

After the apocalypse, opposing soldiers played by Charles Bronson and Elizabeth Montgomery try to achieve détente.

What was the lesson here?

A) Don't trust outside consultants. B) If it seems too good to be true… C) Visitors from other galaxies might not be vegans. D) Other.

What’s the lesson here?

A) Don't fly. B) You might or might not be nuts. C) Captain Kirk needs a drink. D) Some gremlins ought to try a different shampoo. E) Other.

What’s the lesson here?

A) Don't believe everything you read. B) You are what you eat. C) The Donner Party probably could have used a copy of “To Serve Man.” D) Other.

What’s the lesson here?

A) Don't mess with Talky Tina. D) Don't leave toys on the stairs. C) Don't marry Archer Maggott. D) When a doll tells you it is going to kill you, take heed. E) Other.

Be sure to follow Kip Hill’s TZ tweets

My SR colleague is going through a boxed set of every season of “The Twilight Zone.”

A worthwhile undertaking, I'd say.

This date in “Twilight Zone” history

“The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” first aired on this date in 1960. It's a TZ classic.

I'm just going to assume you know the story. I mean, c'mon.

But can you identify the Spokane connection? No, you can't. Even though I have mentioned this before..

Satan was a helluva newsman

“Printer's Devil” first aired 51 years ago tonight. In how many other “Twilight Zone” episodes did Burgess Meredith appear?

This date in “Twilight Zone” history

An episode called “The Fever” first aired on Jan. 29, 1960.

Grumpy old guy's wife wins a trip to Las Vegas.

Begrudgingly, he accompanies her.

But then he starts playing the slots.

And well, you know what they say.

What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.

This week on “Twilight Zone” in 1964

In an episode called “Number 12 Looks Just Like You,” we get a glimpse of the future that suggests conformity is prized above all.

Trivia bonus: What is the connection between this TZ episode and the film version of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

This date in “Twilight Zone” history

“A Most Unusual Camera” first aired on Dec. 16, 1960.

Some small-time crooks acquire a camera that takes pictures of the near future.

There's probably no need for a 53-year-old spoiler alert. But let's just say the magic camera proves to be too much of a good thing.

Annual reminder

It's mean to scare little kids by telling them the longer and longer nights are a result of the Earth wobbling out of orbit and heading farther and farther away from the sun.

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