Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 28

Caesar and Me (10 Apr. 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" Caesar and Me (original title)

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When ventriloquist Jonathan West can not find any work his dummy Caesar suggests he turn to robbery.

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Jonathan West / Caesar (voice)
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Susan - Agnes' Niece (as Susanne Cupito)
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Ventriloquist Jonathan West isn't having much luck finding a job. He's gone to several auditions but no one taken him on. He's falling behind in his rent and is now getting to the point where he's running out of things to pawn. He has to put up with the taunts of young Susan, the landlady's niece. He's also talking to his dummy, Caesar, who has advice for him on how to get ahead. It's not very good advice however. Written by garykmcd

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This is the only episode of the series written by a woman. Adele T. Strassfield was the secretary of William Froug, the producer of the second half of the final season of Twilight Zone (1959). According to Froug, they worked out "Caesar and Me" together. See more »

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Narrator: Jonathan West, ventriloquist, a master of voice manipulation. A man late of Ireland, with a talent for putting words into other's people's mouths. In this case, the other person is a dummy, aptly named Caesar, a small splinter with large ideas, a wooden tyrant with a mind and a voice of his own, who is about to talk Jonathan West into the Twilight Zone.
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Another Dummy Story Redux!
19 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This time it's Jackie Cooper. Last time it was Cliff Robertson. And again there is a ventriloquist's dummy that is smarter than these guys. They are also vengeful and evil. They are the smart ones too. In this episode Jackie has a phony Irish accent. He is immigrant stock that has come by a dummy. He lives in a small apartment. He is down on his luck and needs money badly. The dummy talks him into robbing a nightclub where he has auditioned. Thrown into the mix is a bad seed child, a mean tempered little brat who listens at keyholes and talks down to adults. It's a ridiculous episode with motivations that don't even fit well in this strange fantasy world. You can only go so far with the threatening visage of a block of wood.


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