Twilight Zone Second Season

"A brief if frenetic introduction to Mr. Archibald Beechcroft, a child of the twentieth century, a product of the population explosion, and one of the inheritors of the legacy of progress... Mr. Beechcroft again. This time act two of his daily battle for survival. And in just a moment, our hero will begin his personal one-man rebellion against the mechanics of his age, and to do so he will enlist certain aids available only in the Twilight Zone."

Archibald Beechcroft hates people. An office boy, after spilling coffee on him, offers him a book on mind power. After reading it, Beechcroft is convinced that he can will anything to happen. He proves it by making his landlady disappear. The next day he finds his office empty. He decides to repopulate the world with duplicates of himself. He soon finds that they are all unhappy complainers. He finally admits, "A lot of me is just as bad as a lot of them." A little more tolerant of others, he returns the world to that way it was.

"Mr. Archibald Beechcroft, a child of the twentieth century, who has found out through trial and error - and mostly error - that with all its faults it may well be that this is the best of all possible worlds. People notwithstanding, it has much to offer. Tonight's case in point... in the Twilight Zone."


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