Sam leaps into the body of Chick Howell, a rock and roll DJ for radio station WOF. It's 1959 and there is a growing backlash against this new form of music. Station owner and manager Rachel Porter is determined to become the #1 radio station in Peoria but one of her main clients has withdrawn all of his advertising and is urging others to do so. He even gets the town council to pass an ordinance banning rock and roll music from the airwaves. Sam and Rachel barricade themselves in the radio station and vow to fight for what Sam sees as a free speech issue. He also gets to show Chubby Checker the twist! Written by
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The poem that Sam cites, though cannot clearly remember is 'The Second Coming' by William Butler Yeats
. What he believes to be the last line of the poem, "and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." is actually the end of only the first stanza. See more
Sam meets Chubby Checker in the radio station lobby and soon after plays his demo record of "The Twist". However, the song was released in the summer of 1960 and reached #1 in September. This episode takes place in September of 1959. See more
There was a poem in high school I think that I never forgot... Until now. I think it ended with, "And everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned, the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." I guess I just think it's time for the best to show a little passionate intensity.