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That's Not Fair!
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"The title is a famous quote from the TV show "The Twilight Zone" from the episode "Time Enough at Last". It has resonated with audiences since it first aired in 1959. Join me on a journey back in time and through pop culture to look at its impact."
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The TV flickers on and you hear Rod Serling's voice, "Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page, but who is conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock. But in just a moment, Mr. Bemis will enter a world without bank presidents or wives or clocks or anything else. He'll have a world all to himself...without anyone."
Which actor, probably best known as the original Penguin on the '60s TV show "Batman" or as Rocky's trainer in the "Rocky" series of movies, played Henry Bemis?
The short story "Time Enough at Last" by Lyn Venable upon which this episode was based was originally published in 1953 in which sci-fi magazine that shares its name with the name of a famous Rudyard Kipling poem from 1895 that posits several questions in a conditional way. What is this title?
In the episode the world, or at least Mr. Bemis' corner of the world, is destroyed by nuclear war. Mr. Bemis is in the bank vault reading during his lunch hour when the bombs drop. He was reading "A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" by which author best known for the short story "Rip Van Winkle"?
James Fenimore Cooper
Edgar Allan Poe
Ralph Wadlo Emerson
What was Mr. Bemis' initial response when he realized he was the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust?
Contemplation of suicide
Stunned silence for several hours
Joy because of the peace and quiet
Sheer panic because he had no food or water in order to survive
Henry Bemis spoke the immortal words and from the title of this quiz "That's not fair!" in response to what event?
The death of everyone but him
The fact his boss fired him for reading too much
The destruction of the library
The breaking of his glasses
The episode closes with Rod Serling saying, "The best laid plans of mice and men...and Henry Bemis...the small man in the glasses who wanted nothing but time. Henry Bemis, now just a part of a smashed landscape, just a piece of the rubble, just a fragment of what man has deeded to himself. Mr. Henry Bemis...in the Twilight Zone."
The line 'of mice and men' could be a reference to John Steinbeck's novel of the same name but Steinbeck's title was in reality a reference too. The poem "To a Mouse" by which Scottish poet is the inspiration for both this monologue and Steinbeck's novel?
Sir Walter Scott
The 1983 movie "Twilight Zone: the Movie" opens with a man driving down a deserted highway late at night and telling his passenger how much "Time Enough at Last" scared him as a 7 year-old. Which actor, who appeared as Bernie Rose in 2011's "Drive", played the driver?
Which TV show named after a stand-up comedian who has since gone on to become a game show host did a parody of "Time Enough at Last" when fears of Y2K were running rampant in 1999?
The Drew Carey Show
The Bill Cosby Show
Which British post-punk rock band with a cult following used "Time Enough at Last" as the title of a song on their 1992 album "Code: Selfish"? (I bet Adam and Eve were not fans.)
The Bee Gees
One of Fox's animated TV series has a parody of "The Twilight Zone" that its characters watch called "The Scary Door". "The Scary Door" also featured an episode that parodied "Time Enough at Last". Which animated series is this?
King of the Hill
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Compiled Jan 21 13