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The Twilight Zone: A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain

A wealthy old man mocked by his young, money-hungry wife begs to receive an experimental youth serum from his brother/doctor.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Production Number: 2614
Airdate: Friday December 13th, 1963

Director: Bernard Girard
Writer: Rod Serling
Story: Lou Holz

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Harmon Gordon has been trying to keep up with his younger wife for awhile now. She is fed up with him and goes out for a night on the town by herself. He phones his brother, Dr. Raymond Gordon, and begs him to inject an untested youth serum into him. The results are remarkable. Even his wife is impressed. But soon all goes wrong, as he becomes ill. Raymond blames Harmon's wife for all that has happened, making him feel he needed to become younger just to satisfy her wants. He tells her that she now has gotten what she deserves, Harmon has been transformed into an infant. He warns her not to try leave him or ever give up taking care of him. She can now leave with the clothes she has on her back or care for him till he's an adult...

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