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The Twilight Zone: A Penny For Your Thoughts

Buying a newspaper, timid bank clerk Hector Poole flips the paper man a coin, which by landing on its edge has suddenly given him the ability to read minds.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: 173-3650
Airdate: Friday February 03rd, 1961



Recap

Bank clerk Hector B. Poole is going to work when he stops to buy a newspaper. He tosses the newsboy a quarter... and it lands exactly on edge. As he walks away, Hector starts to hear the thoughts of the people around him. He wanders into traffic and is nearly hit by a car. The driver comes out and expresses his sympathy, but Hector can hear him thinking he's a fool. However, the man denies saying anything, and Hector realizes what has happened...

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