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The Twilight Zone: Kick the Can

The spirit of an old children's game helps a group of elderly citizens recapture their youth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x21
Production Number: 4821
Airdate: Friday February 09th, 1962

  • Currently 6.6/10
6.6/10 (5 Votes cast)


At Sunnyvale Rest Home, Charles Whitley puts on a suit and comes downstairs with a suitcase, telling the other mostly-apathetic residents that his son is coming to get him. He goes outside and his son pulls up. Charles gets into the car and his son drives a few feet, then stops. Across the street, a group o children play Kick the Can. The residents look on as Charles' son explains he didn't come to take him away, just that he promised to talk to him. Charles gets out and walks wearily back to the rest home. As he goes, he sees the children playing and pcks up their can. One of the kids asks for the can back while the others look on. Charles sits down against a tree and considers the object...

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