Everyone at Jeff Myrtlebank's funeral service is shocked when he pushes the coffin lid open and steps out, seemingly in perfect health. Old Doc Bolton mumbles some ridiculous explanation and the people there settle down a bit. Obviously his family is happy that he's back with them and his fiancée welcomes him as he is, with no questions asked. They do notice that he's a bit different. As time goes on however, rumors begin spread and the locals decide to take action. Written by
When Jeff's fiancée, Comfort, comes to warn him about the angry group of men coming to threaten him, the line in the script is "I rode out to warn you. There's a group of men comin' out from town. They're gonna ask you to move out of the county." Instead, Sherry Jackson, the actress playing Comfort, flubs the line, and says "I rode out to warn you. There's a group of men coming out from town. They're gonna ask you to move out of the COUNTRY." Jackson apparently had been having so much trouble saying the line as written that director, Montgomery Pittman, left the mistaken word in the final cut. See more »
Jeff and Comfort are still alive today, and their only son is a United States Senator. He's noted as an uncommonly shrewd politician, and some believe he must have gotten his education - in The Twilight Zone.
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Another episode set in hillbilly country. Jeff pops out of his coffin as the minister is doing the eulogy. He is hale and healthy and quite a happy guy. It really freaks out the rest of the townspeople and his family who realize that he isn't the same Jeff they remember. He pretty much goes about his business, doing what he does. He has trouble with roses (he kills them), but otherwise most of his problems come from the outside. Now mixed in here is the fact the he is, indeed, not the guy people knew. He was formerly lazy and not totally likable. He was bullied and pushed around formerly--now he sticks up for himself. The townspeople would like to run him out of town but are forced to rethink things. Suffice it to say, he has a few cards up his sleeve. The conclusion is very satisfying.
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