A terrifying science-fiction TV program grips Rob while Laura cowers under her bed covers, trying in vain to ignore the show and its blood-chilling music. When the show ends, Rob further tortures Laura by acting out the tale of Kolak, a visitor from the planet Twilo who resembles Danny Thomas and deploys walnuts to destroy Earth's technological capacity by excising all Earthlings' thumbs and imaginations. Rob awakes in the morning to a living room strewn with walnuts and an eerily calm Laura preparing scrambled walnuts for Rob's breakfast. Is Rob dreaming, is Laura having her revenge, or is the valiant comedy writer the only one who can save the planet from descending into the pit of man's fears? Written by
Did You Know?
This very popular entry in the series was a satire of Twilight Zone
(1959) and is famous for the scene where Mary Tyler Moore
comes flying out of the closet on a sea of walnuts. See more
During the famous closet scene, Rob's thumbs are clearly visible. See more
Robert 'Rob' Petrie
My name is not Laura. It's Lolak. Lolak of Twilo.
[parting the hair on the back of her head toward Rob
I SEE yooooou.
References Road to Singapore