TCM is running a bunch of Elizabeth Taylor movies today. Everybody goes on and on about how she didn’t bother to conceal her tracheotomy scar in public but dig this: here is Maggie the Cat unashamedly displaying evidence of one hell of an immune system response to her childhood smallpox vaccination.
Question: was there ever a Twilight Zone episode where the main character would see something on TV and then it would happen in real life? Or some time warp thing where the person thought it happened in real life and then saw it on TV but time was non-linear and it was really on TV first and that’s where the person got the idea in the first place?
Because I think my TV is messing with me.
I DVR a lot of stuff because I like to wake up early and watch that stuff while I’m alone having breakfast. It’s mostly old movies and documentaries. Here is a partial list of things that have freaked me out recently. I am not kidding about any of this.
- Your Cheatin’ Heart – George Hamliton as Hank Williams is sitting in the living room of his recently acquired bourgeois home trying to come up with a new song. On the coffee table in front of him is a big metal Western-style horse. The house was crammed with all manner of gaudy tschakas, an indictment on the appaling taste of Mrs. Williams, an implication which I fully reject.
- History Channel documentary about Inside The White House. It was filmed at the end of 2008. During one interview segment with George and Laura Bush, the President talks about stewardship fo the historic home and all the people who came before. The day after I watched it, I read a puff-piece online article that quoted the remarks of the current “president” almost word for word. I am so disturbed by this that I repressed the exact wording. There was a second point from that documentary that was credited to The Figurehead as well. Fer cryin’ out loud. He must laugh himself to sleep every night.
- I Can Get It For You Wholesale This 1951 movie about a strong-willed independent woman in the garment industry featured a scene where Susan Hayward has a disagreement with Dr. Zorba about whether or not to buy a large amount of pongee for their spring line. Susan wants it, Dr. Zorba is afraid of the risky choice and Teddy the hot shot salesman thinks it’s old fashioned. They said “pongee” at least 6 times and then it never came up again in the movie. I THINK MY TV PUT IT IN THERE JUST FOR ME.
This actually happens to me a lot – I only documented these three things because they happened this weekend. Is this mere coincidence or am I right to be a little bit freaked out?