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The Twilight Zone: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up

Seven people gathered at a diner all claim to have been passengers for a bus trip although only six should be on board, leading to panic after a UFO was sighted in the area.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x28
Production Number: 173-3660
Airdate: Friday May 26th, 1961



An unearthly alien noise fills an isolated section of countryside covered in snow. Two patrolmen come to investigate a woman's call about a UFO and find that something, possibly a meteorite, broke through the surface of a pond that has frozen over. Trooper Dan Perry finds footprints leading away from the pond and lets his partner Bill Padgett know. As he calls in, he gets word that a bridge has been closed off due to ice and they need to check it. Padgett and Perry follow the footprints and see them leading to a diner. There's a bus parked outside the diner and they go to check on it. The counterman, Haley, wonders if there's a problem. They talk to the bus driver and inform him about the bridge, and the road is closed off behind him. They tell the passengers to make themselves comfortable, much to the disgust of Ross, who is in a hurry to get to Boston...

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