Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 28

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (26 May 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (original title)

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Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jean Willes ...
Ethel McConnell
Barney Phillips ...
Haley the Bartender
John Archer ...
Trooper Bill Padgett
William Kendis ...
Olmstead (as Bill Kendis)
Morgan Jones ...
Trooper Dan Perry
Gertrude Flynn ...
Rose Kramer
Peter Kramer
Jill Ellis ...
Connie Prince
Ron Kipling ...
George Prince


After an anonymous phone call about a spacecraft that crashed in a frozen wood, two police officers find evidence that the event really happened. Apparently one alien had walked away from the spot. They drive to the nearby highway Café and they find a bus with seven passengers waiting for the reopening of a snowed in bridge. However the driver says that he had only six passengers when he parked the bus. While interrogating the travelers, weird things happen in the diner, with the lights switching on and off and the turntable turning on and off. When the passengers are released and the bus follows his travel, one passenger returns to the diner and discloses a plot of the invasion of the Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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26 May 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


After the bus driver realizes that he doesn't know who boarded the bus, Avery (the kooky older man at the diner counter) exclaims "She's just like a science fiction, that's what she is! A regular Ray Bradbury!" Ray Bradbury later wrote the Season 3 episode Twilight Zone: I Sing the Body Electric (1962). See more »


Avery: Didn't figure us Martians would know nothin' about the great American pastime, did ya?
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Spoofed in Weird Science: Sci-Fi Zoned (1995) See more »

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Who Is The Alien?
27 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Wry episode about two police officers who answer a call about a UFO that has crashed in nearby woods, and whose tracks are traced to a roadside diner, where they find a snowed-in bus with driver and seven passengers, all of whom are initially skeptical about talk of "monsters" until strange things start happening in the diner, and everyone starts wondering who among them is an alien, since they seem to have an extra passenger... Fine cast including Jack Elam, Barney Philips and John Hoyt make this well-tuned episode a delight, with many hilarious lines and scenes, though the final twist is a bit dark when you think about it...

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