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.
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 swimming pool not unlike any other pool, a structure built of tile and cement and money, a backyard toy for the affluent, wet entertainment for the well-to-do. But to Jeb and Sport Sharewood, this pool holds mysteries not dreamed of by the ...
In the second scene with Aunt T, Jeb silently mouths Sport's lines as she recites them.