Sunday, September 26, 2021

There's a smoking section in the Twilight Zone

I've been watching a couple of episodes of the old Twilight Zone series every week, and they're perfectly charming and occasionally upsetting.  But even though the twists are always easy to pick, the scariest thing about the old series is creator Rod Serling's continued plugging of cigarettes at the end of many episodes

It's fascinating to look back at how these old things were made, but really just macabre when you consider all those cigrattes undoubtedly contributed to Serlin's early death at 50. He lives forever in early morning reruns, but stop telling me how great those smokes are, they will fucking kill you, man.

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