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The Twilight Zone: Once Upon a Time

A janitor from the 19th century is transported 70 years into the future after trying on his bosses' time machine helmet.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 4820
Airdate: Friday December 15th, 1961



  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (5 Votes cast)

Recap

In the year 1890, janitor Woodroy Mulligan is walking down the streets of Harmony, New York, and bemoans noise pollution, high prices, and women's independence. Mulligan is knocked into a water trough by a bicyclist. Going home to change, Mulligan sees his employer Professor Gilbert working on a Time Helmet that lets you travel to any time period but for only thirty minutes. He leaves it on the table and Mulligan decides it to go to a future where there's peace and quiet. He sets the helmet for 1960 and it starts to spark and smoke. Mulligan runs outside and a police officer chases after him. Mulligan grabs a chicken and then there's a burst of smoke and Mulligan finds himself in 1960 in the middle of a busy street on Harmony. Everything makes noise and the prices are dozens of times higher...

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