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The Twilight Zone: Gabe's Story

Loser Gabe O'Brien discovers that his entire life is cursed... by writers who are scripting his life.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: 123
Airdate: Wednesday December 11th, 2002

Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Dusty Kay

Guest Stars
Christopher TitusChristopher Titus
As Gabe O' Brien
Christopher TitusChristopher Titus
As Gabe O' Brien
Kelly PerineKelly Perine
As Jumpsuit Man

Co-Guest Stars
Jed RossJed Ross
As Luke
Jed RossJed Ross
As Luke
Sarah StrangeSarah Strange
As Roxanne
William SamplesWilliam Samples
As Mr. Jennings
William SamplesWilliam Samples
As Mr. Jennings
Tom ScholteTom Scholte
As Writer #1
Tom ScholteTom Scholte
As Writer #1
Brenda CrichlowBrenda Crichlow
As Writer #2
Main Cast


Gabe O’Brien is in the middle of a car accident and ends up driving home in his wrecked car. He goes into his house where his daughter Linda is playing the violin, badly, and his wife Nancy is taking care of the baby. She admits she hasn’t paid the car insurance premium in three months because they’re low on money. Gabe didn’t get the promotion he needed, but insists that things will get better...

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Episode Quotes
Host: (opening narration) William Shakespeare once wrote that the fault lies not in our stars but in ourselves. However, Gabe O'Brien, a man who just can't get a break is about to learn the fault may actually lie somewhere else.

Gabe: Luke, if I'm going to do this there can't be any screw-ups.
Luke: It's a piece of cake.
Gabe: "A piece of cake." "Cookies and milk." Something tells me I'm going to end up on bread and water.

Gabe: Is... is God in there?
Jumpsuit Man: God? No. God works out of his home.

Host: (closing narration) Shakespeare observed that all the world's a stage, its men and women merely players. But Gabe O'Brien proved that sometimes you can grab the pen from the poet and write your own story. A lesson learned in The Twilight Zone.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJulie Thacker  |  Rod Serling  |  Paul Haggis
Executive ProducerPen Densham  |  Ira Steven Behr
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Co-ProducerAnne Tabor  |  Patrice Allen
Consulting ProducerForest Whitaker  |  James Crocker
Production DesignerRicardo Spinacé
EditorElba Sanchez-Short
CastingLiz Melcher  |  Jennifer Chew  |  Tami Nasu  |  Michelle Allen  |  Lisa Ratke  |  Helen Diament
First Assistant DirectorGreg Zenon
Second Assistant DirectorKathy Houghton
MusicMark Snow  |  Jonathan Davis (1)
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Costume DesignerDiane Widas
Make-upCynthia Hernandez
Key GripDavid J. Dawson
Set DecoratorMark Lane
Location ManagerBill Burns (1)  |  Michael C. Young
Property MasterChristopher Cooper
Construction CoordinatorMike Rennison
Production Sound MixerMichael Williamson (3)
Production CoordinatorSusan Crawford  |  Jennifer Metcalf
Script CoordinatorKurt A. Langenhahn
Assistant EditorDana Shockley
Post Production SupervisorRuth Hawryluk  |  Nancy Valle
Supervising Sound EditorMark Kamps
GafferJeffrey Pentecost
OtherMatt Gore (Visual Effects Supervisor)
Director of PhotographyRick Maguire
Stunt CoordinatorLou Bollo
Art DirectorCatherine Ircha
Post Production CoordinatorStephanie Thompson
Special EffectsBob Comer
Executive Story EditorChristopher Mack (2)
Key HairstylistDanna Rutherford
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