TUBE YOUR ENTHUSIASM (CODA 2)
August 28, 2018
One of two codas to HILOBROW’s series of enthusiastic posts analyzing and celebrating a few of our favorite TV shows from the Fifties (1954–1963). Instead of discussing an entire TV show, HILOBROW’s Mike Watt recounted the following eerie story, which concerns a particular episode.
“a stop at willoughby” from rod serling’s twilight zone (I think number thirty, 1960) is always on me. there so happens to be a willoughby avenue in hollywood and twentyfive years after it was shot, I was driving south on la brea a couple nights after my twentyeight bday and it was late. I had been asked to come see radwaste at the roxy, they had two members of the urinals which were a band very significant to us minutemen. like I said, it was fuckin late but when I crossed willoughby, I got the weirdest shake or shiver trippy feeling. I thought of the tv show, that twilight zone episode. my pedro town is like thirty miles south so I get home and it’s ‘pert-near three or four… I hit the deck and the phone rings — it’s d boon’s pop and he says d boon’s been killed in a van wreck in arizona. that’s why I can’t ever forget this twilight zone episode.
TUBE YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Series Introduction | Luc Sante on LOONEY TUNES | Chris Spurgeon on THE THREE STOOGES | Adrienne Crew on MY THREE SONS | Barbara Bogaev on ROCKY & BULLWINKLE | Devin McKinney on THE TWILIGHT ZONE | James Hannaham on THE NAT KING COLE SHOW | Mimi Lipson on THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES | Jessamyn West on THE JETSONS | Gary Panter on THE OUTER LIMITS | Peter Doyle on THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS | Mark Kingwell on ROUTE 66 | Josh Glenn on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW | Lynn Peril on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW | Rob Walker on LEAVE IT TO BEAVER | Dan Reines on DAVEY & GOLIATH | Adam McGovern on HIGHWAY PATROL | Erik Davis on HAVE GUN — WILL TRAVEL | Greg Rowland on THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW | Annie Nocenti on THE AVENGERS | Elizabeth Foy Larsen on GUNSMOKE | Sarah Weinman on NAKED CITY | Douglas Rushkoff on THE HONEYMOONERS | Kio Stark on ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS | Gordon Dahlquist on PERRY MASON | Brian Berger on CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? | CODA: Crystal Durant on Marc Anthony & Pussyfoot shorts | CODA: Mike Watt on “A Stop at Willoughby”
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