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The Twilight Zone Episode: "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank"

Season 3, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: A eulogy ends abruptly when the deceased (James Best) sits up in his coffin. Comfort: Sherry Jackson (earlier of “Make Room for Daddy”). Doc Bolton: Edgar Buchanan (later of “Petticoat Junction”). Peters: Dub Taylor. Gatewood: Lance Fuller. Pa Myrtlebank: Ralph Moody. Ma Myrtlebank: Ezelle Poule. Liz: Vickie Barnes. Ma Gatewood: Helen Wallace. Siddons: William Fawcett.
Original Air Date: Feb 23, 1962
Guest Cast James Best: Jeff Myrtlebank Lance Fuller: Orgram Gatewood Vickie Barnes: Liz Myrtlebank Pat Hector: Tom Sherry Jackson: Comfort Gatewood Edgar Buchanan: Doc Bolton Helen Wallace: Ma Gatewood Dub Taylor: Peters Ralph Moody: Pa Myrtlebank Mabel Forrest: Mrs. Ferguson Jim Houghton: Jerry Ezelle Poule: Ma Myrtlebank William Fawcett: Rev. Siddons Jon Lormer: Strauss
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Season 3, Episode 23
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Length: 24:58
Aired: 2/23/1962
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Premiered: October 02, 1959, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.

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