The Twilight Zone has long-etched its own particular place in pop-culture history, but did you know CBS had to cancel it three separate times? Or that Orson Welles was deemed too expensive to narrate? Unlock this door with the key of imagination, as, the 27th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ moves into a land of both shadow and substance, of frightful facts and ideas from The Twilight Zone!

Creator Rod Serling worked on approximately 92 of the show’s 156 episodes, exhaustedly opting to walk away after CBS canceled the sci-fi drama a third time. Curiously, Serling’s famous “submitted for your approval” line only actually appears in three narrations of the entire series, despite its ubiquitous quoting reputation.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for American Horror Story, The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Nightmare on Elm Street to Hellraiser, but now we’re heading through that scary door to read up on The Twilight Zone, so mind your glasses.

Watch more TV installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our The Twilight Zone entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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