Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for...


I'm participating in the 2015 A to Z Challenge where for the month of April I will blog the letters of the alphabet in order every day except Sundays. The participation list is HERE -- if you want to join in.

Image result for twilight zone quotesMy theme – This month I am blogging about a classic television series, the Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling where ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary situations. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense, often concluding with an unexpected twist. 




     Y is for You Drive    


Twilight Zone: 
Season 5, Episode 14
You Drive (3 Jan. 1964)
On a rainy day, office manager Oliver Pope (Edward Andrewsis driving home nervous and distracted when he hits a newspaper boy with his car. Pope stops, but then, instead of offering aid, hurries off, trying to conceal his part in the accident. He puts the car in his garage but when his wife sees the lights flashing, she thinks they have an intruder. When co-worker, Pete Radcliff, is inaccurately identified by a witness and is arrested, Pope thinks he's home free. However, his car has other plans to convince Pope to make things right. Watch the full episode HERE.


 T.Z. Trivia:  

  • The title refers to an old Hertz Car Rental ad campaign which called their cars "U Drives". Bud Abbott and Lou Costello turned the U-Drive theme into a famous comedy sketch similar to their "Who's on first?" sketch.
  • The scene where Oliver's car, a 1956 Ford Fairlane, almost runs into him while he is on the ground was filmed with the car speeding backwards, away from him. Then the film was shown in reverse.

   Musings:  Leave it to the Twilight Zone to find an unusual way to exact vengeance on a criminal who not only flees the scene of the crime, but allows a co-worker to take the blame. If only all of our inanimate objects haunted their owners until they confessed to their crimes.

Have you ever let someone else take the blame for something you did? Do you think inanimate objects should expose criminals? Can you believe tomorrow is the last day of the challenge? 

9 comments:

Delores said...

A car with a conscience.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like King's Christine only this time the car is the good guy.

Annalisa Crawford said...

There's something very creepy about haunted inanimate objects. But good to see the guy get his comeuppance.

Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

Chrys Fey said...

People who commit hit and runs are one of the worst. They usually always get caught, as they should.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't think I ever let anyone take the blame for something I did. At least not on purpose.

Jeffrey Scott said...

I can't believe tomorrow is it. It's been a lot of fun this month.

As for getting run over, it really Hertz.

Liz A. said...

The anti-Christine?

Clarabelle Rant said...

I love the car being the good guy.

YES, I'm happy we're on the last letter :)

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Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Nope - I could never let someone else take the blame for something I did - the guilt would kill me. I think inanimate objects exposing criminals is called forensics ;)
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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