The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Where Is Everybody? 

Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.


Robert Stevens


Rod Serling

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Episode complete credited cast:
Earl Holliman ... Mike Ferris
James Gregory ... Air Force General
Paul Langton ... Doctor
James McCallion ... Reporter #1
John Conwell John Conwell ... Air Force Colonel
Jay Overholts Jay Overholts ... Reporter #2 (as Jay Overholt)
Carter Mullally Jr. Carter Mullally Jr. ... Air Force Captain (as Carter Mullaly)
Garry Walberg ... Reporter #3 (as Gary Walberg)
Jim Johnson Jim Johnson ... Air Force Staff Sergeant


A man finds himself walking down a country road, not knowing where he is or, for that matter, who he is. He comes across a diner with a jukebox blaring and hot coffee on the stove - only there is no one there. A little further down the road he come to the picturesque town of Oakwood - and finds that it too seems to be deserted. The only sounds he hears are the clock tower in the town square and a a public pay telephone ringing. At the local movie theater, an ad for Battle Hymn (1957) leads him to believe he's in the Air Force. Despite no one being around, he can't shake off the feeling that he's being watched...... Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The town square set was later used in the Back to the Future (1985) films. See more »


When Mike enters the jail, there is no slot in the door for the lock. See more »


Mike Ferris: [to his reflection] I'm sorry, old buddy; I don't recollect the name. The face is vaguely familiar but the name escapes me.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Last Man on Earth (2015) See more »


Turkish Delight
Music by Eric Cook
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A Great Start!
2 February 2006 | by Skeeter700See all my reviews

This first episode of The Twilight Zone exhibits all the traits that would go on to make the show so great. We follow the hero of the episode (a man with amnesia) as he tries to figure out who and where he is. The great twist is that he cannot find anyone else to talk to. He is alone. Slowly, the unnamed man begins to believe he is the last man on earth. Then, events have him change that view, now wondering if he is not alone, but being watched. The final twist to the story is a classic Twilight Zone ending. While this ending may seem somewhat dated, it ties up the story nicely. Overall, another classic episode that mixes curiosity and dread very effectively. I gave it 9.5 out of 10.

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