Grady is a champion jockey who has recently been banned from the sport owing to his participation in race fixing and the drugging of horses. He claims he is innocent and currently has an appeal with the racing commission but his agent isn't hopeful. Suddenly, Grady begins hearing a voice - his own as it turns out, speaking to him from his own mind. As Grady rages over the unfairness of it all, he is granted his one true wish. Written by
Towards the end of the show, when Grady starts throwing furniture around his room, he tosses his dresser drawers from his left to his right. When the dresser lands you can see it from the back and see that there are no drawers in it - it is obviously a stage prop and not a real piece of furniture. See more »
[answers the phone]
Yeah. This is Grady. Who? What paper? Oh yeah, yeah. Yeah, so you're the creep that... I said creep! Yeah, I know who you are! I know who you are! Sure, I read your column. Every time I read it, it makes me sick, I wanna use a stomach pump. Don't try and nuzzle up to me with that Mr. Grady stuff. Three years ago you stuck in the shiv! Listen to me, I had nothing to do with horse doping. NOTHING, you understand that?
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Sometimes we forget what a great actor Mickey Rooney was. He was multi-talented, full of energy, and always gave a great show, even when he was twelve years old. In this tour de force, he plays a jockey who has been caught doping horses and throwing races. He has been issued a lifetime ban from racing, basically ending his productive life. Despite this, he still blames everyone else. As he lies in self pity in a crummy room, he begins to hear voices from his subconscious. These are later made visual in mirrors, coffee pots, shards of glass. They taunt him and belittle him. He responds with violence and anger. He always wanted to be a big man, a man people would look up to. Well, Serling throws him that bone. What happens as a result is pure Twilight Zone.
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