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Young Man's Fancy (The Twilight Zone)

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Young Man's Fancy (The Twilight Zone)

"Young Man's Fancy"
The Twilight Zone episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 99
Directed by John Brahm
Written by Richard Matheson
Featured music Nathan Scott
Production code 4813
Original air date May 11, 1962
Guest actors

Alex Nicol: Alex Walker
Phyllis Thaxter: Virginia Lane/Walker
Wallace Rooney: Mr. Wilkinson
Helen Brown: Henrietta Walker
Ricky Kelman: Alex Walker (age 10)

"Young Man's Fancy" is episode 99 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.


  • Mr. Serling's Opening Narration 1
  • Plot 2
  • Mr. Serling's Closing Narration 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Mr. Serling's Opening Narration


A newly married husband and wife return to the husband's late mother's home where he grew up. The plan is to get the house ready to sell. He finds it very difficult to leave the place, let alone sell it, and he can't bear it. In the house, his new wife is bothered by constant reminders that the mother is somehow present in the house and vying for her son's loyalty. Eventually the man becomes so engrossed in childhood memories that his mother reappears, and he becomes a child again. His wife accuses the mother of causing this, but the mother says it was not her doing. The husband—now a young boy—tells his "wife" to "Go away, lady—we don't need you anymore." The horror-struck wife flees the house, leaving her boy-husband and his spectral mother behind.

Mr. Serling's Closing Narration


  • DeVoe, Bill. (2008). Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0
  • Grams, Martin. (2008). The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0

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