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The Twilight Zone: Uncle Simon

To inherit her insufferable Uncle's estate, a woman learns she must serve his latest invention, which is endowed with his own persona.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 2604
Airdate: Friday November 15th, 1963

Director: Don Siegel (1)
Writer: Rod Serling


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Recap

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. ..

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Warning: The Twilight Zone season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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