"The Twilight Zone" It's a Good Life (TV Episode 1961) Poster

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Remade as 

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
The third segment of the movie was a remake of this episode.

Referenced in 

The Twilight Zone: The Toys of Caliban (1986) (TV Episode)
Toby's ability to summon things results in death, and his victims are buried in a yard the way Anthony's murder-victims are buried in a cornfield.
NewsRadio: Flowers for Matthew (1998) (TV Episode)
Jimmy, frightened of Matthew's new mental powers: "What you did was good, Matthew. Real good."
The King of Queens: Tube Steaks (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Doug
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Older and Far Away (2002) (TV Episode)
Xander says, "you're upset 'cause we wanna leave, and now we can't leave. Only thing missing is a cornfield."
Dead Like Me: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
While on the train George wishes that she could just "wish it into the corn field"
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Dana mentions wishing his enemies "into the cornfield" as is done in this episode
Supernatural: The Rapture (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean: "Anna used something like that to wish the angels back to the cornfield." This is a reference to the 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "It's a Good Life".
Bunheads: It's Not a Mint (2013) (TV Episode)
Michelle notes that everyone avoided being wished to the cornfield by Milly.
Better Call Saul: Gloves Off (2016) (TV Episode)
"She's back in the cornfield."

Featured in 

The Twilight Zone: It's Still a Good Life (2003) (TV Episode)
A clip from this episode is shown.
Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror II (1991) (TV Episode)
One segment is a direct parody of this episode.
Weird Science: Demon Lisa (1996) (TV Episode)
Lisa sends a little girl dressed as a bunny to a cornfield.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror X (1999) (TV Episode)
In the opening sequence, Homer appears as a jack-in-the-box, which is from an earlier Halloween episode that spoofs the "It's a Good Life" episode of "The Twilight Zone."
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Dad Day Afternoon/Scary Poppins (2006) (TV Episode)
The plot of "Scary Poppins" somewhat echoes the plot of this episode of the show, by having Mandy being in charge of the family
Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time (2007) (Video)
the jack-in-the-box scene

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