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?
Producer Sheldon Leonard
hated the story when it was presented as a script, thinking it was not funny and too strange, but gave the go-ahead for it to be filmed. Later, he acknowledged the popularity of the episode and said he had been wrong to think it would flop. See more
During the famous closet scene, Rob's thumbs are clearly visible. See more
Robert 'Rob' Petrie
Danny Thomas put nuts in my hat!