The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 14

Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie (3 Jan. 1986)

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In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside. THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANY WOODS deals with pub ... See full summary »

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Daniel Arnold (segment "Still Life")
Marilyn Jones ...
Becky Arnold (segment "Still Life")
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Prof. Alex Stottel (segment "Still Life")
Robert Morris ...
Curacai (segment "Still Life")
Hamilton Camp ...
Liam O'Shaughnessy (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Michael Alldredge ...
Mike Mulvaney (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
James Scally ...
Kelly (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Tim Donahue ...
Eddie Donovan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
Anthony Palmer ...
McGinty (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
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O'Dell (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods") (as Hal Landon)
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Mrs. Finnegan (segment "The Little People of Killany Woods")
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Harry Folger (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Bennett Ohta ...
Mr. Lee (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
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April Hamilton (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
Frederick Coffin ...
Max (segment "The Misfortune Cookie")
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In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside. THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANY WOODS deals with pub regulars who are skeptical when the town drunk claims to have seen leprechauns in a nearby forest. THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE lands on the plate of arrogant food critic Harry Folger when he writes a negative review of Mr. Lee's Chinese restaurant without tasting the food first. Written by Anonymous

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"The Misfortune Cookie" takes place in September 1986. See more »

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Harry Folger: In the arena of restaurant criticism, there is only "excellent" and "poor". There's no such thing as "fair".
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In which Elliott Gould breathes life into the series
1 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANEY WOODS is one of those dumb comedy episodes of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE. It sees the drunken Irish members of a pub claiming to have seen leprechauns cavorting in the woods; when a gang gets together to go investigate they discover that the truth to the tale is extraterrestrial in origin. The episode is full of broad, over-laboured Irish accents and the humour is dreadful.

THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE is one of the more lively episodes of THE NEW TWILIGHT ZONE and it benefits greatly from a central performance by Elliott Gould. Gould plays a mean-spirited restaurant critic who soon sets his eyes on a Chinese restaurant; when he gives the place a scathing review he soon wishes he hasn't.

The story is a simple revenge-themed one, the usual format in which a horrid character ends up getting what they deserve. The production is fairly well done, but what makes it really special is Gould himself. He really gets into the spirit of the thing by playing a thoroughly slimy character; he seems to be having a ball and that rubs off on the viewer, too.


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