Bank clerk Hector Poole develops telepathic powers after tossing a coin to a newspaper vendor that miraculously stands on its edge. He discovers the positive and negative effects of listening in on other peoples thoughts, plans and fantasies.Written by
A short story written by NBC writer/producer/director Ted Kneeland was the original inspiration for the plot. See more »
When Bagby emerges from his office to tell Poole about the Ajax loan fraud he prevented, his mouth says "Acme" and not "Ajax", indicating a post-production redub. See more »
Mr. Hector B. Poole, resident of the Twilight Zone. Flip a coin and keep flipping it. What are the odds? Half the time it will come up heads, half the time tails. But in one freakish chance in a million, it'll land on its edge. Mr. Hector B. Poole, a bright human coin - on his way to the bank.
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The premise is pretty odd, as it features a guy who somehow makes a penny stand on its end. This for some reason gives him the ability to hear other people's thoughts. I don't know why. I guess it just makes for a funny title. It's kind of sad how so many people are secretly jerks. My favorite part is when he hears a guy who wants to rob a bank.
He tries to have him arrested, but he turns out he's innocent. The twist is that he did indeed plan on robbing the bank. He just eventually decided not to. The characters, especially the protagonist are fairly likeable. It's just set up well. Not one of the worst, but still unique. ***1/2
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