Julius Moomer, a talentless self-promoting hack who dreams of becoming a successful television writer, uses a book of magic to summon William Shakespeare to write dramatic teleplays that ... See full summary »

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Julius Moomer, a talentless self-promoting hack who dreams of becoming a successful television writer, uses a book of magic to summon William Shakespeare to write dramatic teleplays that Moomer will pass off as his own. Shakespeare becomes irritated by Moomer's lack of appreciation and is even more appalled when he discovers the changes wrought on his plays by cynical television executives. Written by laird-3

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This episode takes place in June 1963. See more »

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When Julius says that Shakespeare has been dead for 1000 years, Shakespeare replies, "Tis true..." but at the time of the episode, Shakespeare had only been about 240 years. See more »

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Julius Moomer: [Julius Moomer has just finished doing the jig of joy] Smatter Will? You don't look so good?
William Shakespeare: Like a strutting player whose conceit lies in his hamstring.
[Trumpets sound]
William Shakespeare: That's from Troilus and Cressida, Act 1, Scene 3
[by Ulysses]
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Funny and Loaded With Awesome Actors!
8 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode cracked me up! It was nice to watch a lighter Twilight Zone, but still have that other-worldly feeling. Keep an eye out for Burt Reynolds, he does a spot-on Marlon Brando impression... it is pretty amazing and very comical! John Williams plays William Shakespeare... he was in Dial M For Murder and is really great! Jack Weston is great as Julius Moomer who yearns to be a better writer in order to keep his job. I couldn't place him until I checked on his name and I remembered him from Dirty Dancing... Anyways, if you are looking for a Rod Serling-written episode that makes you think but also will give you a chuckle, check out "The Bard."


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