Ed Lindsay has been living in the same boarding house for over 20 years and he has become an embittered old man. He doesn't like how the world has changed around him and his crotchety behavior has made him certainly the most disliked man there. When he turns on his old radio however, he gets music from the 1940's on a station that, it turns out, has been off the air for 15 years. There's a reason he hears the music however, a reason a fellow boarder reminds him of.Written by
When Ed is changing the TV channel back to the cigarette ad, the picture changes a moment before he turns the knob. See more »
Around and around she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. All Ed Lindsay knows is that he desperately wanted a second chance, and he finally got it - through a strange and wonderful time machine called a radio - in The Twilight Zone.
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I remember my grandparents had one of those big console radios in their living
room during the 50s when I was a little kid that is the object of this Twilight Zone
story. It would be worth a fortune on today's market providing you could find
parts to make it work. I remember it wasn't until the middle 50s that they got
The radio age in the USA was from the end of World War I until the end of
World War II and it was an age of imagination because you heard the words
and visualized the people all in your mind. It was an age that Dean Jagger
grew up in and apparently let some chances pass him by back in the day.
So one is at the boardinghouse he stays in now and when others use it all they
get is static. But when he uses it he gets things like Major Bowes Amateur
Hour and a broadcast of Tommy Dorsey playing his theme I'm Getting Sentimental Over You. As there is a spinster woman played by Carmen Matthews also at the boardinghouse whom he might have married Jagger truly
is getting sentimental.
This was a really fine Twilight Zone episode where only in a place like the
Twilight Zone do you get a do over in life.
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