The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street 

On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.


(as Ronald Winston)



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Steve Brand
Barry Atwater ...
Les Goodman
Charlie Farnsworth
Jan Handzlik ...
Amzie Strickland ...
Burt Metcalfe ...
Don Martin
Mary Gregory ...
Jason Johnson ...
Anne Barton ...
Myra Brand
Leah Waggner ...
Mrs. Goodman (as Lea Waggner)
Joan Sudlow ...
Old Woman
Ben Erway ...
Pete Van Horn
Lyn Guild ...
Mrs. Farnsworth
Sheldon Allman ...


On a pleasant day, the residents of Maple Street feel something akin to a tremor and hear a loud noise. Steve Brand thinks it's a meteorite though they didn't hear a create. When young Tommy tells them the science fiction story he read about an alien invasion where they were first sent among humans to live with them in disguise, paranoia sets in. They first suspect Les Goodman and loudmouth Charlie Farnsworth then points the finger at Steve and then Tommy. Events turn on Charlie as everyone runs amok. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 March 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The location used for Maple Street was later reused as the abandoned town in The Twilight Zone: Stopover in a Quiet Town (1964). See more »


When the neighbors go over to talk to Les Goodman about his car starting, as he walks onto his porch, you can see his address is 321, and there is a porch light. When he starts to explain his insomnia, you can see there are just holes on the front of the house where the address and light were. Then, as night falls and his wife brings his a glass of milk on the porch, the address and light are there again. See more »


Narrator: [Opening Narration] Maple Street, U.S.A. Late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 P.M. on Maple Street.
Narrator: [Continued Opening Narration subsequent to character dialogue] This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street in the last calm and reflective moment - before the monsters came.
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Space people from up above feel left out and they take away the neighborhood technology!
12 November 2007 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

"The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" a pretty good episode of "The Twilight Zone" series that proves just how we Americans take things for granted. At a time when all enjoys the benefits of technology and yet many up above in space don't have those pleasures. The episode begins on a peaceful town called Maple street when all of a sudden ordinary things stop and come to a halt causing the town to panic are they being overtaken by monsters or aliens? It's more clever than that as you see when the episode ends, that these space people don't want to invade earth, they just want the pleasures of human technology! Overall pretty good episode that was ahead of it's time showing just how the human race depends on technology and takes a panic when a mishap occurs, it left the view free to have thoughts about space thought.

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