Caregiver Barbara Polk receives a surprise after her uncle's death.



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Uncle Simon Polk
Barbara Polk


Barbara Polk takes care of her elderly and mean-spirited uncle Simon. He is a scientist who spends much of his time in his basement laboratory but when he's not there, he seems to take great pleasure in demeaning his niece. She can't wait for him to die and doesn't hesitate to tell him so. When he does die, things are... not quite what she expected. Written by Anonymous

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15 November 1963 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The Twilight Zone: Probe 7, Over and Out (1963), the next installment of The Twilight Zone (1959), would not air for two weeks. The following week's episode on November 22, 1963 - which was to have been The Twilight Zone: Night Call (1964) - was cancelled due to the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas that day. See more »


Barbara Polk: I am no longer sowing, Uncle Simon. As of this moment, I am going to REAP!
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Unpleasant People
5 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Constance Ford stars as Barbara Polk, who has grown bitter and resentful caring for her mean scientist-inventor uncle Simon(played by Cedric Hardwicke) who takes every opportunity to insult and belittle her, though as his only heir, will still inherit his fortune upon his death, which, when it finally comes, does not end the nightmare for Barbara, for she will then have to care for his creation, who didn't fall far from the proverbial tree... Unpleasant episode about two unpleasant people insulting each other mercilessly does have its moments and funny bits, but ultimately becomes a self-mocking farce that doesn't seem to have been worth the viewers' time.

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