Monday, December 14, 2015

THE TWILIGHT ZONE / The Night Of The Meek - 1960

I remembered this TWILIGHT ZONE episode starring Art Carney, so, dug it out for this post. It's all about a boozing department store Santa that gets fired on Christmas Eve, then, finds a mysterious bag that gives out presents. With the bag slung over his shoulder, he sets out to fulfill his one wish... To see the less fortunate receive the bounties of Christmas.

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our pile of coal, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a little sample from... THE NIGHT OF THE MEEK!

Santa is late for his gig and the kids want to know... Where the Hell's Santa Claus?!

Art Carney is one of my heroes, he's always great, grew up with Ed Norton. Anyway, Santa is across the street at the bar and has had about three drinks too many.

On his way back to the department store, two children approach him and ask him for some Xmas presents, including a job for their dad.

Then, good old Rod shows up to introduce this taped yuletide episode on December 23, 1960.

Santa makes it back to the department store just in time to fall flat on his face in front of the kids and parents!

And, the boss!!.. Santa, you're fired!!!

As Santa wanders the alleyways, he comes across a large sack, full of...

Xmas presents!!.. It's a happy night at the local shelter for the old...

And, the young!

As Santa walks away from his empty bag of gifts, something catches his attention. The helper in the sleigh tells him to get on board because they have a big night ahead of them!

A Merry Xmas for all, and, to all, a good night!..


Grant said...

This is maybe one of the few Twilight Zone's where the remake from the ' 85 version is also considered very good. It has Richard Mulligan as the main character, and Theodore Wilson as his main helper, and William Atherton as the store manager (as good as John Fiedler is in the original, that version makes a more serious character out of the manager).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! Merry Christmas!!!

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