When their computer, known as Agnes, breaks down the company supervisor calls in a master programmer James Elwood to see if he can figure out what has gone wrong. He solves the problem quickly and soon finds himself in charge of the machine. Agnes and Elwood quickly develop a rapport and the machine takes to giving him advice about Millie, Jim's co-worker who has finally agreed to go out on a date with. The date doesn't go well and Agnes has more and more advice for him. It turns out that Agnes has her own agenda. Written by
This particular story about a lovelorn man and a computer was originally broadcast on St. Valentine's Day. See more »
When "Agnes" is asked to calculate , "the first prime number larger than the 17th root of 9,000,355,126,606" she responds "five". The correct answer is 7. See more »
Advice to all future male scientists: be sure you understand the opposite sex, especially if you intend being a computer expert. Otherwise, you may find yourself, like poor Elwood, defeated by a jealous machine, a most dangerous sort of female, whose victims are forever banished - to the Twilight Zone.
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Wow, this episode was a joke. Far from my favorite, far from how I think of the average Twilight episodes since by in large, I really enjoy the Twilight zone. But I did not enjoy this one, except for a few spots where I just laughed at the lunacy of those moments. Wally Cox here was like one of the biggest nerds I've ever seen in an older style show. He really looked like a nerd and he really acted like a nerd. He was that science geek type who worked at an electronics lab. His department was with a talking space data machine. He asks out Milly (Ann Randolf), a beauty who works at his company, and she actually said yes. On the date at his apartment with Milly, she wanted to dance and get romantic and that dork just sat there with his science book opened saying "I was wanted us to keep comparing notes on the neutron status data". I might have not quoted those last three words 100% correctly but who cares? This guy had a real cutie advancing on him and this was how he acts? Then when they start dancing he starts complaining about the sores on his feet? Then he opens the champaign bottle with the end of the bottle pointed three inches from Milly's face and doesn't expect the champaign to spray on her? I did not feel sorry for that nerd when Milly then stormed out, and then the next night reject Wally and shoo him away to spend the evening advancing herself onto a much cooler, more appealing guy. I really wondered what Milly saw in Wally in the first place. Maybe because she thought he'd be such an intelligent nerd, that if she went out with him, he'd make her a lot of money. As soon as she found out he wasn't so smart, look how fast she ditched him to be with a cooler, better looking guy. The rest of the episode delt with Wally talking to the machine asking it about all this technical space data and the machine just wanting to talk to Wally about his love life. An added little running joke about how Wally kept running into the same girl in the hallway giving her each of the things (candy, flowers, etc.) that were rejected from Milly when he tried giving them to her. Then the hallway girl would just shrug, form a weak smile, not say anything and keep walking. The end result in this episode with Wally and the machine was also quite ridiculous.
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