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The Twilight Zone

Season 2 1960 - 1961

  • 1960-09-30T04:00:00+00:00 on CBS
  • 25 mins
  • 12 hours, 4 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense

The second season of The Twilight Zone aired Fridays at 10:00–10:30 pm on CBS from September 30, 1960 to June 2, 1961. There are 29 episodes.

29 episodes

2x01 King Nine Will Not Return

  • Season Premiere

    1960-09-30T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A WWII captain finds himself in the desert, next to his crashed plane. Where is his crew? And why are futuristic jet planes flying overhead?

2x02 The Man in the Bottle

  • 1960-10-07T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A discontented curio shop owner thinks he's finally found happiness when a genie he discovers in an old bottle grants him four wishes.

2x03 Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

  • 1960-10-14T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Ordered to commit a murder he doesn't want to perform, a smalltime hood nervously looks in the mirror and sees the man he could have been--confident, strong...and determined to get out.

2x04 A Thing About Machines

  • 1960-10-28T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A writer feels that the machines in his house are conspiring against him.

2x05 The Howling Man

  • 1960-11-04T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A man, on a walking trip of Europe, gets caught in a storm. He finds remote monastery that contains a prisoner.

2x06 The Eye of the Beholder

  • 1960-11-11T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".

2x07 Nick of Time

  • 1960-11-18T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.

2x08 The Lateness of the Hour

  • 1960-12-02T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot servants he has invented. His daughter, however, feels imprisoned by them--and soon learns how right she is.

2x09 The Trouble with Templeton

  • 1960-12-09T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Booth Templeton is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive. Miraculously, he is given a sobering glimpse of the past he holds so dear.

2x10 A Most Unusual Camera

  • 1960-12-16T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Chester Diedrich and his wife Paula, after burglarizing a curio shop, end up with a camera that takes pictures of events five minutes into the future.

2x11 The Night of the Meek

  • 1960-12-23T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.

2x12 Dust

  • 1961-01-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

After selling the rope for a hanging, a conscienceless peddler, tries to sell the condemned man's father a bag of ""magic dust"".

2x13 Back There

  • 1961-01-13T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

It's April 14, 1961. Peter Corrigan and friends are discussing time travel at their men's club, Corrigan suddenly becomes dizzy. When his head clears, he has somehow traveled back to April 14, 1865 - the date of Lincoln's assassination. Knowing what is about to happen, he tries to warn everyone at Ford's Theater before it's too late.

2x14 The Whole Truth

  • 1961-01-20T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A peculiar Model A automobile compels a used car dealer to tell only the truth.

2x15 The Invaders

  • 1961-01-27T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens.

2x16 A Penny For Your Thoughts

  • 1961-02-03T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

The lucky flip of a coin seems to give a mild-mannered bank clerk the power to read minds. But he soon learns that you can't believe everything you read.

2x17 Twenty Two

  • 1961-02-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare about room 22 in a morgue.

2x18 The Odyssey of Flight 33

  • 1961-02-24T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A commercial aircraft mysteriously travels back through time.

2x19 Mr. Dingle, the Strong

  • 1961-03-03T05:00:00+00:00 — 24 mins

Martians give Luther Dingle the strength of 300 men.

2x20 Static

  • 1961-03-10T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement of the boardinghouse where he lives. He soon finds he can receive programs from the past when he's alone.

2x21 The Prime Mover

  • 1961-03-24T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Ace Larsen discovers his business partner (Buddy Ebsen) has the ability to control objects with his mind. The pair head to Vegas to win big.

2x22 Long Distance Call

  • 1961-03-31T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A young boy find he can communicate with his dead grandmother through a toy phone.

2x23 A Hundred Yards over the Rim

  • 1961-04-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

In 1847 a western settler sets out to find medicine for his dying son - and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico.

2x24 The Rip Van Winkle Caper

  • 1961-04-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after hiding a million dollars worth of gold bars.

2x25 The Silence

  • 1961-04-28T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Archie Taylor, who wants his men's club quiet, offers Jamie Tennyson half a million dollars to remain silent for one year. To insure his unbroken silence, he will live in the club's basement. In debt, and with a wife that has expensive tastes, Tennyson agrees. During the year, Taylor tries every trick in the book to get Tennyson to talk, however he remains silent. Finally, the year is up and Tennyson emerges from the basement to collect his money. Taylor then reveals that he lost his fortune ten years before, and never intended to pay off the bet. Tennyson remains silent, but writes a note to Taylor. It says: "I knew I would not be able to keep my part of the bargain, so one year ago I had the nerves to my vocal chords severed!"

2x26 Shadow Play

  • 1961-05-05T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Trapped in a recurring nightmare, Adam Grant tries to persuade those who are sentencing him to death that the whole scenario is not real.

2x27 The Mind and the Matter

  • 1961-05-12T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

A book on the power of thought enables an irritable worker (Shelley Berman) to re-create the world exactly as he wants it. But what he wants and what he gets are two different things!

State troopers follow tracks from an unidentified flying object to a diner where they try to determine which of the seven bus passengers stranded inside is really a Martian.

2x29 The Obsolete Man

  • 1961-06-02T04:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meridith) is judged obsolete by the Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) and sentenced to death.