lundi 21 septembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Twilo
The Twilo-ites were the product of a nightmare experienced by comedy writer Rob Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) after he watched a late show thriller about aliens from outer space. In his dream Rob discovers that he is the last earthling who has not yet been possessed by aliens from the planet Twilo. The Twilo-ites had eyes in the back of their head, ate walnuts, and spoke with a British accent. They subdued earthlings by exposing them to the chemical Absorbitron. The Twilo-ite's leader Kolak took the form of Danny Thomas, and eloquent man dressed in bowler hat and cane who happened to be billed as the weekly guest star on "The Alan Brady Show." As Rob returned to the safety of his home, he opened his front entry closet only to find his wife, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) inside lying ontop of thousands of walnuts (the favorite food of Twilo-ites). As Rob's nightmare climaxed, Kolak and all those possessed by him encircled him. But just then, Rob woke up.
Note: This surreal episode was nominated as the fifteenth all time favorite episodes in a survey of "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" (TV Guide 6/28/1997)
Source: episode No. 51 "It May Look Like a Walnut" (2/6/1963) on the classic sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1961-66. (Text taken from the TV Acres website).

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