Why You Can’t Sleep

Yesterday, I noticed #10ReasonsWhyYouCantSleep was trending on Twitter — and inspiration struck. Why not do a Twilight Zone edition?

No reason at all. So here are the top 10 reasons you might be tossing and turning in the fifth dimension:

10) Talky Tina’s been giggling more than usual lately.

9) Hard to think good thoughts about little Anthony when you dream about throttling the little SOB.

8) Damn slot machine won’t stop croaking “Fraaaaanklin!”

7) Might miss when the train conductor announces you’re at Willoughby.

6) Charles is sure to wake up everybody in the nursing home again, yapping about playing “Kick the Can.”

5) Excited about tomorrow’s trip to the Kanamit home planet!

4) Willy won’t stop telling Goofy Goggles to get his eyes checked.

3) You can’t *believe* you dropped that stupid stopwatch.


1) Maya’s got a new roller coaster she’s been dying to show you.


Got any reasons of your own? Add them in the comment section below, or tag me — @TheNightGallery — on Twitter. And get some rest. You look tired.


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Hope to see you in some corner of the fifth dimension soon!

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Posted on 10/26/2012, in Twilight Zone Humor and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Could YOU sleep if Brian was calling you every night???

  2. What the hell, I was just talking to Gart, when he up and disappea–and, hey, what happened to Clegg, now?!

    And whaddya mean Flight 107’s a figment of my imagination, I tell ya it landed with NO ONE ABOARD! I checked its nose gear!

  3. And I keep having these dreams about a lady, saying “Room for one more, honey….”

    Great post, Paul! Great take! :-]

    • Thanks, Frank! The woman who played the part of the nurse in “Twenty-Two” really DID have nightmares about it for a long time. Did you see my blog post about it?

  4. I know I’m a bit delirious from the storm, but I could have sworn I heard howling coming from down the corridor… don’t you hear it?

  5. Tomorrow I get to see what #12 looks like!

    My new Nanny is coming from Facsimile Ltd.

    The A/C’s too cold but we don’t want the wax exhibits to melt.

    That little girl won’t stop crying behind the wall.

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