Roswell Flemington loves all things loud. He plays his records of Naval battle sounds at high levels, shaking the walls of his home. He visits a psychiatrist who uses his willpower to make every sound to a squeak. When he returns home, he discovers every sound is now that way. He can feel the vibrations, see the pictures shake, but can't hear a peep. This drives him insane...Read the full recap
This episode was kept from syndication for many years after losing a lawsuit for $3500 claiming rights to the story and title.
John McGiver was also in "The Bard."
Michael Fox was also in "Nightmare as a Child" and "Mr. Dingle, the Strong."
Penny Singleton may best be known for her role as Blondie and as the voice of Jane Jetson.
Narrator: This is Roswell G. Flemington, two hundred and seventeen pounds of gristle, lung tissue and sound decibels. He is, as you have perceived, a noisy man, one of a breed who substitutes volume for substance, sound for significance, and shouting to cover up the readily apparent phenomenon that he is nothing more than an overweight and aging perennial Sea Scout whose noise-making is in inverse ratio to his competence and his character. But soon our would-be admiral of the fleet will embark on another voyage. This one is an uncharted and twisting stream that heads for a distant port called...the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: When last heard from, Mr. Roswell G. Flemington was in a sanitarium pleading with the medical staff to make some noise. They, of course, believe the case to be a rather tragic aberration--a man's mind becoming unhinged. And for this they'll give him pills, therapy and rest. Little do they realize that all Mr. Flemington is suffering from is a case of poetic justice. Tonight's tale of sounds and silences from...the Twilight Zone.