The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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In Praise of Pip 

A wearied bookie, learning of his grown soldier son Pip dying in South Vietnam, gets to spend one last delightful hour with a ten-year-old version of him at an amusement park.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman

Writers:

Rod Serling, Rod Serling (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Klugman ... Max Phillips
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Feeny
Bobby Diamond Bobby Diamond ... Pvt. Pip (as Robert Diamond)
Bill Mumy ... Young Pip (as Billy Mumy)
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Storyline

In the early 1960s, small-time bookie Max Phillips (Jack Klugman) hates his life. His only pride is his son, Pip, who is serving the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. When a young man uses company funds to place a bet with Max, the man loses the wager. Max then returns his money, which angers Max's bosses. Written by David Stevens

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of only three The Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to feature the line "Submitted for your approval" during Rod Serling's opening narration, which is probably the phrase most closely associated with the show that comes from those monologues. See more »

Goofs

When Jack Klugman receives a phone call from his landlady, he has a cigarette in his left hand. It's still there as he hangs up the phone, but after a cut to another camera angle, the cigarette is gone. See more »

Quotes

Max Phillips: Work the gun, not the jaws.
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Connections

Featured in Not Fade Away (2012) See more »

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Where is our Rod Serling of today?
14 October 2007 | by chomsky8See all my reviews

Taking on the Vietnam War in 1963, Always taking on some nonsense from our society. Such a writer. As written in another comment on Rod..." Is there a writer that exists today that is as hard-hitting and prodigious as Serling was?

I hold him in awe not only because he did so much work, (and high-quality work at that) but also because so much of his stuff still holds up so well even today.

I mean, The Twilight Zone will be hitting the half-century mark in two years, yet there seem to be a lot of younger people who like and identify with the stories.

And for the life of me, I can't think of anyone else who's written for TV that can make the same claim (but perhaps you can)." Exactly.


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