Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 30

A Stop at Willoughby (6 May 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" A Stop at Willoughby (original title)

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Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night, about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of seeking refuge there.

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Jason Wingreen ...
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Ad agency executive Garth Williams has had a particularly rough day - his young protégé has left to work at another agency and took a $3 million account him. He falls asleep on the train home and wakes up in another place and another time. It's July 1888 and he's in the village of Willoughby, a peaceful town where life is easy. He comes to back in his own time but as the pressures of works and his home life continue to mount, he decides Willoughby is exactly where he would like to spend the rest of days. Written by garykmcd

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This episode takes place in July 1888 and November 1960. See more »

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Just before Gart Williams enters the restroom, the office assistant tells him his boss wants to talk to him. He uses the phone and hangs the receiver up backwards (cord across the dial). When he returns to the desk, after breaking the mirror, the receiver is hung up correctly. See more »

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Misrell: We have now been here thirty-four minutes, Mr. Williams.
Gart Williams: This is a communication from Jake Ross.
Misrell: Would you be so kind as to share its contents with us?
Gart Williams: I can give you the sense of it very quickly, Mr. Misrell. This is Jake Ross's resignation. He's moving over to another agency.
Misrell: And...?
Gart Williams: And he's taking the automobile account with him.
Misrell: That account represented a gross billing of something in the neighborhood of three million dollars a year! And how many times have you promised it to me?
Gart Williams: This is ...
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Referenced in Thirtysomething: A Stop at Willoughby (1991) See more »

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This is definitely one of my top 3 favorite episodes. Most people can definitely relate. What time era do you think Willoughby took place in? Even though I am in my 20's I would love to live in a more laid back serene atmosphere. Watching this episode makes me hope I dream tonight of a place similar to Willoughby. Does anybody live in a small town similar to Willoughby? I am surprised nobody asked this question yet. I live in a big crazy city. I would love to move to a place similar. If it exists. Please by kind and let me know what city if any. Thank you! Also thank you to my Dvr for recording the twilight zone marathon. It is tradition to watch it every year.


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