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The Twilight Zone: Living Doll

An angry man vows to destroy his step-daughter's new doll, which he believes is mocking him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 2621
Airdate: Friday November 01st, 1963

Guest Stars
Mary La RocheMary La Roche
As Annabelle
Tracy StratfordTracy Stratford
As Christie
June ForayJune Foray
voiced Talky Tina
Telly SavalasTelly Savalas
As Erich Streator
Main Cast
Rod SerlingRod Serling
As Narrator/Host


Erich Streator is an angry man who lives with his wife Annabelle and step-daughter Christie. One day his wife and step-daughter return from shopping with a new doll, Talky Tina. Erich argues over wasting money on yet another doll for Christie. He believes his wife thinks little of him because they had yet to conceive a child of their own. During dinner, Tina has a special message for Erich, threatening him to be nice. He grows angry believing it was Christie or Annabelle who said these things to him over some kind of microphone. Annabelle shows him that she can only say certain phrases. He tells her exactly what she said and won't tolerate this lack of respect. He tries to rid of Tina, first by trying unsuccessfully cutting off her head. Then wraps her up in a sack, ties the bag with a rope and throws it in a trash can with it's lid covered in bricks. When he enters the house he finds Tina, and not believing Christie could retrieve her, confronts Annabelle about it, She is disgusted by his actions and starts packing to leave. He begs her to stay and he will change, including being kind to Christie. Getting out of bed to investigate a noise, Erich falls over something at the top of the stairs. Falling to his death, the source of his stumble is revealed as Talky Tina. Annabelle notices Tina laying next to Erich and now is afraid he was telling the truth about the doll...

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Episode Notes
June Foray is a voice actor, famous for her roles as Rocky in the Bullwinkle and Rocky Show and also voiced Granny in the Bugs Bunny cartoons.

Telly Savalas was best known for the lead role as Kojak.

Tracy Stratford is also in "Little Girl Lost."

Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator: Talky Tina, a doll that does everything, a lifelike creation of plastic and springs and painted smile. To Erich Streator, she is a most unwelcome addition to his household, but without her he'd never enter the Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration
Narrator: Of course, we all know dolls can't really talk, and they certainly can't commit murder. But to a child caught in the middle of turmoil and conflict, a doll can become many things: friend, defender, guardian. Especially a doll like Talky Tina, who did talk and did commit murder, in the misty region of the Twilight Zone.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerWilliam Froug
EditorRichard V. Heermance
CastingPatricia Rose
MusicBernard Herrmann
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Robert R. Benton
Director of PhotographyRobert Pittack
Art DirectorMalcolm Brown  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorJoe Edmondson
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
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