Alice Pearce was the original Gladys Kravitz on Bewitched.
Bob Crane is best remembered for playing the title role in the TV series Hogan's Heroes.
This is one of six episodes originally shot on videotape, then transferred to sixteen-millimeter film for broadcast. This was done as a cost-cutting measure.
Jay Overholts was also in "Where is Everybody?," "One for the Angels," "A Thing About Machines," "Twenty-Two," "The Odyssey of Flight 33," "The Jungle" and "Showdown with Rance McGrew."
This episode marked Bob Crane's first appearance on TV.
Narrator: No one ever saw one quite like that, because that's a very special sort of radio. In its day, circa 1935, its type was one of the most elegant consoles on the market. Now, with its fabric-covered speakers, its peculiar yellow dial, its serrated knobs, it looks quaint and a little strange. Mr. Ed Lindsay will find out how strange very soon, when he tunes into the Twilight Zone.
Ed: Ever since I can remember, women have been running run my life. "Do this, do that, come to dinner, don't come to dinner.."
Vinnie: Frankly, Mr. Lindsay, I don't care whether you starve to death. I just want to make sure that it's on purpose and not because you forgot that food was available.
Ed: I'm not that old yet.
Ed: Bragg, how is it that a man with such a tiny brain can have such a big mouth?
Vinnie: Professor, is it so impossible?
Professor Ackerman: Impossible? Now that's a dangerous sort of a word to use nowadays, Vinnie. We take things for granted today that we called impossible just a few years ago. Let's call it "highly unlikely."
Vinnie: Right now, Ed Lindsay, you're just about the meanest, sourest, most cantankerous old man on the face of the Earth.
Vinnie: And I'm not much better. We've been living like two hermits under the same roof for the last twenty years, staring at each other every morning. Day in, day out. Twenty long years wondering what went wrong.
Ed: I don't know what you're talking about.
Vinnie: Oh, yes, you do. You know exactly what I'm talking about but you won't admit it. We were going to be married.
Ed: Oh, now, Vin, for heaven's sake.
Vinnie: Don't get your back up. I'm not trying to change anything. I'm just talking. We met in this boarding house in 1940 and it was here that you proposed. I wanted to set the date but your mother was ill, you remember, and so you decided to wait, and that's just what we did. We waited and waited until, by the time your mother had died, it was too late.
Ed: Now, Vinnie, I'm not gonna sit here and listen...
Vinnie: Don't interrupt me! I've gotta get this thing said. Oh, I know you don't care anything about me now. I'm just a silly woman who watches television, dyes her hair, grows old. You don't even like me anymore, and I don't blame you. You're a bachelor, set in your ways. You can't change what you are, and neither can I. We had our chance and missed it, Ed. But I'll tell you one thing that's true and I know it's true. You did love me as much as a man ever loved a woman. Didn't you?
Ed: Yes, Vinnie. That's true. I did, yes.
Vinnie: And now you love what we were, what we might have become together. So just about this time every year, it would have been our anniversary, you start getting unhappy. You wanna go back to 1940 and start all over again. Why do you think you keep hearing "Getting Sentimental Over You" on the radio? That was our song, Ed. And those programs. We used to listen to them together in the dark.
Ed: I had forgotten.
Vinnie: When you hear those programs, you're like a young man again with all of your life ahead of you. But it isn't so, Ed. It's all over between us. We missed our chance. We can't go back.
Ed: You think it's all in my mind, don't you? You think that I've just imagining that
Ed: I hear the radio, don't you? That's what you think. That's not true at all. It's not true. Get out of here, Vinnie. Get out of here. Leave me alone. Just leave me alone.
Ed: You know, when I first started listening to radio again, I kept wondering, "Whatever happened to the picture tube?" And then I remembered. (taps his head) The picture tube is right here. I tell you, radio is a world that has to be seen to be believed.
Narrator: Around and around she goes, and where she stops nobody knows. All Ed Lindsay knows is he desperately wanted a second chance and he finally got it, through a strange and wonderful time machine called a radio...in the Twilight Zone.