The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Sounds and Silences 

Roswell Flemington enjoys loud noises, is an annoyance to others and is suitably punished.



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Renee Aubry ...
Ms. Abernathy
Conklin (as William Benedict)
Mrs. Flemington


Rosswell G. Flemington owns a model ship company and loves everything nautical. That's not his problem however: he likes everything to be loud. He speaks at the top of his lungs, bellowing commands to his staff. He plays his phonograph records - his favorites include the sound of jets flying off the deck of the USS Hornet - as loud as possible, something that leads his wife to leave him. He's not prepared for what happens to him in the Twilight Zone however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

3 April 1964 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Flemington implies that Lord Admiral Nelson lost an arm and an eye at Trafalgar. This was the battle where Nelson lost his life, he had already lost the arm and eye many years earlier. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: This is Roswell G. Flemington, two hundred and twenty pounds of gristle, lung tissue and sound decibels. He is, as you have perceived, a noisy man; one of a breed who substitutes volume for substance, sound for significance, and shouting to cover up the readily apparent phenomena that he is nothing more than an overweight and aging perennial Sea Scout whose noise-making is in inverse ratio to his competence and to his character. But soon our would-be admiral of the fleet will...
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Referenced in Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) See more »

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Roswell G. Flemington
8 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

John McGiver stars as Roswell G. Flemington, owner of a model ship company and lover of everything nautical, who also loves everything loud, and will play records of battles and booming cannons without regard to others. This drives his wife to leave him, and he seeks psychiatric help(his mother hated all kind of noise it seems, driving him to the other extreme) and decides to tune out all things he doesn't want to hear, but this backfires in unexpected ways... Unpopular episode that I nonetheless enjoy because McGiver is perfectly cast as the bombastic man, and in fact there is much uproarious humor to be found with his extreme behavior and destructive actions. Not much point exactly, but entertaining and under-appreciated.

An acquired taste it seems...

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