A Twilight Zone Moment, and links to some great books and fantastic authors…Read on!
In the first-season Twilight Zone episode titled “What You Need,” which aired on Christmas Day 1959, an old peddler named Pedott walks into a drinking establishment, carrying with him his sack of wares.
He approaches a young woman, seated alone at a table, and asks her, “Something for you, miss?”
She hands over a bill, asking for some matches, but the old man stares at her, looks into her eyes, and exclaims, “You don’t need matches, miss. I’ll tell you what you need.” And he hands her a small bottle of cleaning fluid, “guaranteed to remove spots of any and all kinds.”
“It’s what you need,” he assures her, and she takes it, no doubt baffled by the display.
Pedott approaches the bar, where a man referred to as “Lefty” is drinking liberally.
“Whaddaya got, pop?” Lefty asks between drinks.
“Many things,” the old peddler answers. “Many odds and ends. …
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