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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Release Date:

15 November 1963 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Uncle Simon Torments his Caregiver Niece beyond his Grave
11 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent Twilight Zone. Cedric Hardwicke was brilliantly rude and mean as Uncle Simon. The direction by Don Siegel - of Dirty Harry fame - was first-rate and creative. The story and dialogue were also extremely sharp. As was often the case with the Twilight Zone, the script was of more movie quality than TV quality.

I'm not sure what the 7.1 rating is all about: it's way too low. The overall score for The Twilight Zone is 9.6, but the individual episodes rarely even get an 8.0. This makes no sense and shows that the raters aren't very good at this kind of thing. Come on people, if you're going to rate these shows make sure you know what you're doing!

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