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The Twilight Zone: The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank

A young man is suspected of being evil after awakening during his own funeral.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x23
Production Number: 4811
Airdate: Friday February 23rd, 1962

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The townspeople have gathered at the church for the funeral of Jeff Myrtlebank. Rev. Siddons speaks on his behalf as everyone mourns and speaks on Jeff's behest. However, everyone stares as the casket opens and Jeff sits up, alive and well. Everyone runs outside in terror as Jeff looks around and then comes up and wonders who put him in a coffin. Siddons believes a mistake has been made but everyone insists that Jeff was sick of flue and then he died. Jeff is hungry and goes to his parents, but they're frightened of him as is everyone else, including his fiance Comfort. Only his little sister Liz finally runs to him and the others accept to him. Comfort apologizes for reacting badly and says she's glad to have him back...

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