Philanderer Joe Britt sees his indiscretions shown on his own TV set after it was worked on by a unique repairman.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Phyllis Britt
Joe Britt
TV Repairman
Howard Wright ...
Dr. Saltman


Taxi driver Joe Britt usually makes his way home to his wife Phyllis but theirs is not a happy marriage as they constantly bicker and she accuses him of having a girlfriend. The obnoxious Joe is having his TV fixed but after the repairman leaves, Joe sees himself with his girlfriend in scenes from the recent past. Soon after, he has a glimpse of what will happen in the near future. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

13 March 1964 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Joseph and Phyllis Britt were married in 1937. See more »


When Joe breaks the TV screen with his fist you can see a still of the TV image that has been applied to the glass surface, which appears to shatter along with the glass. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: Portrait of a TV fan. Name: Joe Britt. Occupation: cab driver. Tonight, Mr. Britt is going to watch 'a really big show,' something special for the cabbie who's seen everything. Joe Britt doesn't know it, but his flag is down and his meter's running, and he's in high gear, on his way - to The Twilight Zone.
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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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The Television
8 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

William Demarest plays taxi driver Joe Britt, who just wants to watch television with his wife Phyllis(played by Joan Blondell) but has to wait for the repairman(played by Sterling Holloway) to finish fixing it, though after taking his insults, instead fixes Joe royally, as he now sees his recent philandering past & wife-murdering future on the screen, which drives him right over the edge, though he gets no sympathy from Phyllis, which seals their doom... Hilarious episode is a true dark comedy, very broadly played by the leads, and result is an absolute riot, though not to everyone's taste. Rod Serling in particular seemed to enjoy introducing this one, as he admits to biting the hand that feeds far the most successful comedy episode.

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