The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
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Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet 

Shatterday: Peter Jay Novins calls his home, only to hear himself answer at the other end. A Little Peace and Quiet: a harried housewife struggling with rambunctious children, a demanding husband, and the stress of modern life, finds relief from an unusual source that brings both power and responsibility.

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Peter Novins (segment "Shatterday")
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Bartender (segment "Shatterday")
Murukh ...
Woman at Bank (segment "Shatterday")
John Carlyle ...
Clerk (segment "Shatterday")
Seth Isler ...
Alter Ego (segment "Shatterday")
Anthony Grumbach ...
Bellboy (segment "Shatterday")
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Penny (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")
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Russ (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")
Virginya Keehne ...
Susan (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet") (as Virginia Keehne)
Britanny Wilson ...
Janet (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet") (as Brittany Wilson)
Joshua Harris ...
Russ Jr. (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")
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Bertie (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")
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Newscaster (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet") (as Claire Nono)
Elma V. Jackson ...
First Shopper (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet") (as Elma Veronda Jackson)
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Second Shopper (segment "A Little Peace and Quiet")
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Shatterday: Peter Jay Novins calls his home, only to hear himself answer at the other end. A Little Peace and Quiet: a harried housewife struggling with rambunctious children, a demanding husband, and the stress of modern life, finds relief from an unusual source that brings both power and responsibility.

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Narrator: [narration] Some push for what they need; some push for what they want. Some people, like Peter Jay Novins, just push. If they do it hard enough, and long enough, something might just push back... from the Twilight Zone.
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a decent beginning
13 April 2016 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

"Shatterday": Like the original Twilight Zone's "Where Is Everybody?", this segment seems low-key for a series opener. Unlike "Where Is Everybody?", there's no real payoff here. It was fun to see Bruce Willis in a battle of wits with Bruce Willis, but I wonder if the story itself would be enough to hold the viewer's interest if the lead actor hadn't gone on to become a big movie star.

"A Little Peace and Quiet": I remember being shocked at the end when I saw it on TV back in the 90s. The ending is no less powerful in 2016. The buildup is handled well, with subtle hints dropped in snippets of TV and radio newscasts that initially seem to be little more than background noise. The characters are kind of an enigma, though. As caricatures of a typical suburban family, they're spot on - the mom is oblivious to the world outside her immediate surroundings, the dad is a bumbling schmuck, and the kids are little brats. I'm just not sure if that was the intended effect.


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