Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 4

A Kind of a Stopwatch (18 Oct. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" A Kind of a Stopwatch (original title)

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A man is given a stopwatch that halts time.

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McNulty
Herbie Faye ...
Joe Belucci
Leon Belasco ...
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Dick Wessel ...
Charlie (as Richard Wessel)
Ray Kellogg ...
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Patrick Thomas McNulty, an obnoxious blow-hard who has an opinion for every possible situation and topic there is. People find him insufferable: his co-workers, the regulars at the bar he frequents, his boss as well. McNulty submits a grocery list of suggestions to really turn Cooper Corporations around. His boss, Mr. Cooper, dislikes his ideas wanting to keep his business simple. Cooper discards McNulty, along with all of his ideas. Patrick returns to his local watering hole. The bartender Joe has a talk with McNulty, trying to help him realize that the problem may be McNulty's personality, and the fact that he is responsible for alienating everybody. However, he doesn't drive everyone away tonight. There's one strange little man in a bar who seems as desolate and lonely as he is. A bizarre foreign man by the name of Potts. Well, misery loves company. Patrick buys him a beer. Potts is touched. These poor two seem to be made for each other. Patrick offers him the gift of friendship. ... Written by Dane Youssef

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One of only three episodes to feature the line "Submitted for your approval" during Rod Serling's opening narration, which is probably the phrase most closely associated with the show that comes from those monologues. See more »

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When McNulty gazes around the bank in the last scene, just before the watch falls, someone "frozen" moves in the background. See more »

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Joe: You're the one guy that makes me wish they never repealed prohibition.
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Spoofed in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIV (2003) See more »

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Lightweight time-passing comedy.
3 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Lightweight but pleasant entry sees Richard Erdman as McNulty, a nomination for the world's most boring man who's only good at filling suggestion boxes and emptying bars. Fortunately the episode manages not to become boring as there's usually a pleasing, if slightly silly, moment just when needed.

I don't think McNulty is as appealing as Mr Dingle (played by Burgess Meredith in series two) or Frisby (played by Andy Devine in series three), although this one doesn't meet aliens like those other oddballs of Serling's comedy entries. Still he's infinitely better than the grisly bores in 'The Mind and the Matter', 'A Thing About Machines', and 'Sounds and Silences'. McNulty is a loser who just cant win and you wouldn't want him to.

Perhaps best watched as light relief after one of the heavier-going Zones.


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