George P. Hanley buys a birthday gift for his secretary, an antique oil lamp. After seeing another co-worker give her a gift of lingerie, decides to keep the lamp. While home, he polishes up the lamp and out pops a genie. He tells George he can grant him one wish. George visions several situations, all ending disastrously. He finally decides on a wish. Later, a bum finds the lamp and rubs it. Out pops George, as the genie. ..Read the full recap
Howard Morris is most famous for his role as eccentric mountain man Ernest T. Bass on the Andy Griffith Show.
Jack Albertson is also in "The Shelter."
James Millhollin was also in "The After Hours" and "Mr. Dingle, the Strong."
Loring Smith was also in "The Whole Truth."
Milton Parsons is also in "Once Upon a Time" and "The New Exhibit."
Patricia Barry was also in "The Chaser."
Narrator: Meet Mr. George P. Hanley, a man life treats without deference, honor or success. Waiters serve his soup cold. Elevator operators close doors in his face. Mothers never bother to wait up for the daughters he dates. George is a creature of humble habots and tame dreams. He's an ordinary man, Mr. Hanley, but at this moment the accidental possessor of a very special gift, the kind of gift that measures men against their dreams, the kind of gift most of us might ask for first and possibly regret to the last, if we, like Mr. George P. Hanley, were about to plunge head-first and unaware into our own personal Twilight Zone.
Narrator: Mr. George P. Hanley. Former vocation: jerk. Present vocation: genie. George P. Hanley, a most ordinary man whom life treated without deference, honor or success, but a man wise enough to decide on a most extraordinary wish that makes him the contented, permanent master of his own altruistic Twilight Zone.