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The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness 

The Once and Future King: Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. A Saucer of Loneliness: Shy young Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

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Sandra (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Mr. Harris (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Banks Harper ...
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Bill (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Scotty (segment "The Once and Future King")
Cynthia Sanders ...
Waitress (segment "The Once and Future King")
Nancy Throckmorton ...
Barmaid (segment "The Once and Future King")
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Margaret (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Beach Man (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Margaret's Mother (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Edith Diaz ...
Religious Woman (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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Margaret's Date (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
Mari Gorman ...
Jill (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
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The Once and Future King: Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin finds himself transported back to Elvis' time after a car accident. A Saucer of Loneliness: Shy young Margaret receives a private message from a flying saucer.

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27 September 1986 (UK)  »

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Red West (Mr. Harris) was Elvis Presley's lifelong best friend in real life. See more »

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References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Go back in time to see and become the King! Only cruel fate proves it's better to stay yourself.
4 May 2011 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "TZ" episode I believe the season opener for season 2 titled "The Once and Future King" is an interesting one that's entertaining and it proves a good lesson it's better to stay yourself.

Set in the then present day mid 80's a young and struggling Elvis impersonator gets the break of his life as thru another dimension he's all of a sudden transported to the past in 1954 Memphis. And you guessed it he meets the young up and coming Elvis. And this was before the real Elvis would become famous a then truck driver.

And this dream come true encounter transforms them both as only fate many times will play a cruel role. It's good to see the want to be Elvis become famous as when he fills the shoes of the real intended one after a tragic incident. Only aside from the fame and fortune it's discovered with success comes a price like things of guilt and regret it's filled with a lonely feel in the end. As really history should not have been changed as some things were meant to stay the same.(Note look for real life Elvis bodyguard Red West in a cameo) This episode proves a point it's better to stay who you are as despite success it can be filled with sorrow and sadness.


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