Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 18

The Bard (23 May 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" The Bard (original title)

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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 ... 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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William Shakespeare (John Williams) quotes lines from his plays nine times with a trumpet flourish sounding each time, and most of the time, him telling what play, act, and scene the quote came from. Three from 'Romeo & Juliet,' two from 'Twelfth Night,' and one each from 'Troilus and Cressida,' 'As You Like It,' and 'A Mid-Summer's Night Dream', plus a partial one from 'Hamlet' (cut short when Shakespeare forgets the end of the "To be or not to be" line. See more »

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Mr. Hugo calls William Shakespeare "the kook in knee breeches." Shakespeare was wearing trunk hose rather than knee breeches. See more »

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Sadie: This book and I have never been introduced. We're total strangers.
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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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