TV Episode | TV-PG | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Two children escape their bickering parents through a portal in the bottom of their swimming pool to a magical land watched over by a kindly old woman the children call Aunt T.
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Both children speak with Southern accents while their urbane parents have nondescript American accents. The writer Earl Hamner Jr. (who later created The Waltons (1971)) hearkened back to the children in the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). In the film, the children were named Scout and Jem. In this episode... ...
A brief epilogue for concerned parents. Of course, there isn't any such place as the gingerbread house of Aunt T, and we grownups know there's no door at the bottom of a swimming pool that leads to a secret place. But who can say how real the ...
In the long shot where the parents go over to the pool to look for the children and tell them about getting divorced, the cement on the side of the pool is dry. When the children re-appear in the pool, the next long shot now shows that the cement is all wet, as if they had just jumped in the pool before the shot.