Beloved as Catwoman from the 1960’s Batman series, Julie Newmar first appeared as Miss Devlin on the season 4 Twilight Zone episode, “Of Late I think of Cliffordville.” Pat Hingle, who played the role of Commissioner Gordon in the 1980’s and 90’s Batman films, made his Twilight Zone appearance in the season 4 episode, “The Incredible World of Horace Ford.”
Besides featuring actors who would later appear in the Batman universe, these two episodes features plots involving men who can’t let go of their past. While “Cliffordville” tells the tale of a business tycoon who finds his life empty after reaching the top of the mountain, “Horace Ford” features a story of a man who evidently hasn’t matured into adulthood. One of these episodes, while far from perfect, still does a fairly good job of landing its intended message. However, the other episode fails to land coherently for either Darrell or Robert and even caused them to wonder if it might be the worst Twilight Zone episode of them all.
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