Barbara Polk has been taking care of her mean spirited uncle Simon for a long time now. He is a bitter, demanding soul, unhappy with life in general. One day Barbara confronts her uncle, telling him exactly how she feels about his constant demands. He attempts to strike her with his cane. She grabs at it and he tumbles down a flight of stairs to his death. During the reading of his will, Barbara finds out she has inherited his home along with a stipulation; She must take care of his robot for as long as she lives there. She agrees but the robot begins to take on the traits of dear departed Uncle Simon. Barbara pushes the robot down the stairs too but instead of killing it, the robot takes on hr uncle's limp. She realizes that she can never rid of Uncle Simon. ..Read the full recap
Dion Hansen was also in "The Brain Center at Whipple's."
John McLiam is also in "The Shelter" and "Miniature."
Narrator: Dramatis personae: Mr. Simon Polk, a gentleman who has lived out his life in a gleeful rage; and the young lady who's just beat the hasty retreat is Mr. Polk's niece, Barbara. She's lived her life as if during each ensuing hour she had a dentist appointment. There's yet a third member of the company soon to be seen. He now resides in the laboratory and he is the kind of character to be found only in the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: Dramatis personae: a metal man, who will go by the name of Simon, whose life as well as his body has been stamped out for him; and the woman who tends to him, the lady Barbara, who's discovered belatedly that all bad things don't come to an end, and that once a bed is made it's quite necessary that you sleep in it. Tonight's uncomfortable little exercise in avarice and automatons--from the Twilight Zone.