How Hot Is It?

Think the current heatwave is confined to this dimension? Oh, no.

midnight sun

Over in the Twilight Zone, it’s so hot that …

  • The “What You Need” guy is handing out nothing but ice cream cones and battery-powered fans.
  • Corry installed an A/C unit on Alicia.
  • Al Denton keeps singing “How Hot I Am.”
  • Little Anthony demands that everyone start thinking cool thoughts.
  • Henry Bemis is using his books strictly to fan himself.
  • Everyone at the Sunnyvale Rest Home is happy to run through the sprinkler.
  • Ms. Tyler asked the nurse to leave her bandages on, but dip them in ice water first.
  • The aliens in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” only have to turn off a few A/C units to wreak havoc.
  • Marsha the mannequin was glad to return to the department store on time to enjoy the cool air.
  • The parents in “Little Girl Lost” are asking, “Is it any cooler where you are?
  • Today’s price: One drink, three bars of gold.

The Rip Van Winkle Caper5

  • The woman in “The Invaders” thinks she’s battling two large ice cubes.
  • The juke box in “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” keeps playing “Summer in the City.”
  • When asked if it could get hotter, the Mystic Seer replied, “Do you dare risk finding out?”
  • The passengers on Flight 33 want to go back to the last ice age.
  • Everyone’s trying to crowd into Dr. Stockton’s bomb shelter again.
  • Bartlett Finchley is treating his air-conditioner with kid gloves.
  • As long as the Kanamits have air-conditioned ships, no one cares if they get eaten once they arrive.
  • Willie the ventriloquist dummy spontaneously combusted on Jerry’s lap.
  • No one minds when the skies stay dark in “I Am The Night — Color Me Black.”
  • Those motorcycle-riding aliens have ditched their black leather jackets.
  • It’s a block party at the Bewitchin’ Pool!


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Posted on 07/19/2013, in Twilight Zone and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Great post!

    How about these? It’s so hot…

    — Christian Horn is only willing to go one yard over the rim
    — Mike Ferris is glad he’s the only one in town: no competition for the swimming pools
    — 35 cents for a milkshake? Heck, Martin Sloan would be willing to pay 70 cents!
    — Walter Jameson’s not old, just severely dehydrated
    — Janet Tyler will gladly go live in a community for people like her, so long as they have air conditioning
    — Why does Henry Corwin want to be Santa? That totally sweet pad at the North Pole!
    — McNulty purposely breaks his stopwatch when a cold front is passing through (now, you think about that, now)
    — A short drink from a certain fountain? No, I don’t care which fountain, so long as the water is refrigerated!
    — William Shatner is convinced he’s seeing Frosty the Snowman on the wing (I know, that’s not the character’s name, but… Shatner!)
    — “My name is Talky Tina, and I’m going to chill you!”
    — Commander Stanfield has to get in line for his cryogenic suspended animation tank
    — Ninety degrees without slumbering!
    — “What’s in the Box?” If it’s not ice, I don’t care!


    • Ha! Mike, these are great! I could hire you as my comedy writer, I swear! Very creative. Kudos in particular for the Talky Tina one — I tried to come up with one for a while, but nothing good came to mind. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Great lines, all! :-]

  3. It’s so hot, ALL the townspeople from Where Is Everybody?…..they’re down at the Ice Skating Rink, whether they know how to ice skate or not! What You Need is a walk-in cooler! 3rd From The Sun is now just 2nd From The Sun! In A World Of His Own, Mr. Gregory West describes a glacier, then stands near it! In Twenty Two, the nurse says Room for one more, honey… an air conditioned limousine…..DEAL! Lemme in!

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