Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Room for One Less 

In an office building, a man in a crowded elevator asks one of the aliens that are riding with him to leave and wait for the next one, since the elevator can hold only 10 people. The alien has another idea.

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In an office building, a man in a crowded elevator asks one of the aliens that are riding with him to leave and wait for the next one, since the elevator can hold only 10 people. The alien has another idea.

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This epsoae's title's a play on the title of an episode of 'The Twilight Zone (1959)_. The episode? 'Room For One More'. See more »

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One of those weird ones
7 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

My following review will take you longer to read than the amount of time it will take you to watch this extremely short segment, which is barely a minute long. This is what I call a "Jack Laird special", meaning he was the director/writer of many shorter comedic segments, which Rod Serling detested, I heard. Listening to Serling's quick monologue seconds before this story began, he almost seems resigned to the fact that he must take one for the team, so to speak. I think he and Laird butted heads over the comedy aspect for this show. In any event, I still enjoy the 70's cheesiness for some of these skits. Regarding this one, we get to see inside a somewhat darkened elevator, which appears full of people, probably headed to and from their jobs. Weirdness ensues when a man quickly turns into an alien(Lee J. Lambert) with a giant head; soon after, the elevator operator(James Metropole)shows the creature a sign that mentions something about 10 people being the maximum limit for the elevator, so the alien must get off. I'll let you wait and see what happens next, but it's not funny nor scary. If you can wait barely a minute, then you can sit through this one.


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