188 episodes

The Twilight Pwn features a weekly review and discussion of each and every episode of Rod Serling's classic television show The Twilight Zone

Twilight Pwn: A Twilight Zone Podcast John & Fred

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 283 Ratings

The Twilight Pwn features a weekly review and discussion of each and every episode of Rod Serling's classic television show The Twilight Zone

    Episode 183 - Still Life / The Little People of Killany Woods / The Misfortune Cookie

    Episode 183 - Still Life / The Little People of Killany Woods / The Misfortune Cookie

    In the one hundred and eighty third episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss an episode of the 1980s incarnation of the Twilight Zone, featuring the unforgetable stories Still Life, The Little People of Killany Woods, and The Misfortune Cookie. Topics include Fred's impressive Robert Carradine impersonation, a shocking secret about John's ancestry, and the brief window when Elliott Gould was one the biggest box office stars.
    John’s Rating: 4- 
    Fred’s Rating: 4-
    IMDB Rating: 6.6

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 182 - The Different Ones/Tell David... (Night Gallery)

    Episode 182 - The Different Ones/Tell David... (Night Gallery)

    In the one hundred and eighty second episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss two Night Gallery segments: "The Different Ones" and "Tell David." Topics include the F.U.G.L.Y. Act, the world's most un-recappable plot, and whether Rod Serling invented Google Maps.
    John’s Rating: 4 or something?
    Fred’s Rating: I forget
    IMDB Rating: Too tired to look it up

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Trunk (80s Twilight Zone reboot)

    The Trunk (80s Twilight Zone reboot)

    In the one hundred and eighty-first episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss “The Trunk," an episode of the 1980s reboot of Rod Serling's classic show, The Twilight Zone. Topics include the cubic volume of a nickel, Bud Cort yay or nay, and the least ambitious use of a wish-giving magic object we've seen yet.  
    John’s Rating: 2
    Fred’s Rating: 3-
    IMDB Rating: 6

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 180 - The Night They Saved Christmas

    Episode 180 - The Night They Saved Christmas

    In the one hundred and eightieth episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss “The Nighty They Saved Christmas," a 1984 film that has little-to-no tangible connection to Rod Serling's iconic series, The Twilight Zone. Topics include Santa Cuck; a technocratic take on Christmas; and PAL, the joke-ruining robot.  
    John’s Rating: Silent tears
    Fred’s Rating: 4.0
    IMDB Rating: 6.9

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 179 - The Messiah on Mott Street (Night Gallery)

    Episode 179 - The Messiah on Mott Street (Night Gallery)

    In the one hundred and seventy-ninth episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss “The Messiah on Mott Street" and "The Painted Hills" from Rod Serling's not quite as well-known as The Twilight Zone anthology series, The Night Gallery. Topics include 70s business fashion, Zsa Zsa Gabor: The Paris Hilton of her day, and a heaping helping of holiday twitch. 
    John’s Rating: It's a Holiday Surprise
    Fred’s Rating: Just listen already.
    IMDB Rating: 7.7

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 178 - They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar (The Night Gallery)

    Episode 178 - They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar (The Night Gallery)

    In the one hundred and seventy-eighth episode of the Twilight Pwn, John & Fred discuss “They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" a beloved episode from Rod Serling's somewhat-beloved anthology series, The Night Gallery. Topics include the fact that we recorded this in Christmas 2019 but didn't upload it until May 2020, the Terrence Malick/Green Day connection, and the song that makes John cry. 
    John’s Rating: I forget
    Fred’s Rating: Also forget
    IMDB Rating: Too tired to look it up RN

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

PilotbobC ,

Made me laugh all over again on a 2nd listen

I found this podcast while John and Fred were about halfway through the TZ library and became an immediate fan. The guys were obviously originally inspired by their other favorite show MST3K, and I find their banter is easily as entertaining as Joel, Tom Servo and Crow. I think doing this in a podcast format on a popular 50 year old show was genius. I don’t even have to watch most episodes before listening because I’ve been watching TZ for so many years.

Their often amusing “Serling style” intros are a favorite of mine and I’m glad they kept it up even when they were tired of doing them. They aren’t all gems, but then neither are all episodes of TZ, so it fits. I also love how they are able to make fun of Mr Serling in a respectful way, which I bet the man himself would be able to appreciate.

If you are a fan of TZ and have a sense of humor, this is the podcast for you. They always joke they are the 3rd most popular TZ podcast, but I enjoy them just as much as Tom Elliot’s TZ podcast which the guys mention frequently and #1.

To wrap things up, I want to encourage the guys to continue to release new shows from time to time as they have been up to this point 11/2022. Life does get in the way, I’m sure, but you both have a knack for making people laugh, and it would be a shame to let that go to waste.

cyndipiggieuptight ,

❤️A PODCAST OF MY CHILDHOOD❤️

This podcast is the greatest podcast I’ve ever heard in my life. I’m obsessed with podcasts, and I am OBSESSED with John and Fred’s The Twilight Pwn!” I literally will watch a TZ episode, and then play yours after to see what y’all say. I almost feel like every morning I wake up, I listen to this podcast. The Twilight Zone is the show of my childhood, so I adore this podcast. It’s my favorite show and I’ve tried many other TZ podcasts before, but none of them compare to yours. Keep going John and Fred!

Sellfone ,

Great Podcast!

Despite being a TZ fan for decades, not sure why I only recently thought to look for a podcast about it. Anyway, discovered this and was hooked pretty quickly. Chemistry between podcast hosts is either there or it isn’t, and with these guys it’s definitely there. They’re funny, knowledgeable, and their own versions of the Serling intros are surprisingly impressive. I also dig the late 80s style “bios and trivia“ jingle and also that they actually say goodbye to each other at the end of each podcast (because they’re not together). Something so simple adds so much!

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