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Exploring The Twilight Zone #86: Kick The Can

With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we’re partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show’s 156 episodes. Are you brave enough to watch them all with us? The Twilight Zone (Episode #86): “Kick The Can” (airdate 2/9/61) The Plot: An old man living in a rest home thinks playing a kid game will keep him young. The Goods: While there are a ton of meaningful, challenging episodes of The Twilight Zone, this one is definitely not one of them. It’s a chore of an episode that’s silly beyond reason and more than a little preachy. The ultimate lesson is a nice enough one – that youth should be striven for by finding the magic in the world. This story was made before Viagra was invented, but the lesson is still a good one. Unfortunately, that’s about the only good thing about the episode. It

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