Jim Collins brings us a new Barwench Tales!
Aah — now that’s Sarah the PSYCHO barwench!
“The cornfield”? I don’t get it.
There was this Twilight Zone episode where a little girl a power over everyone in the town she lived in. People did whatever she wanted, in order to keep her happy, because if they upset her she would turn them into grotesque marionettes or caricatures. Then, when she shortly grew bored with them she’d wish them away to the cornfield. I believe that’s the reference. There’s also children of the corn, and a myriad other tales having to do with sinister cornfields.
In the original airing of that episode, it was a boy not a girl who had this power. The girl was introduced in a later Twilight Zone episode. I only read about the latter episode so it may or may not follow suit with the original.
In the much later episode, the creepy boy from the original 60s show was grown up (played by the same actor as in the original, Billy Mumy, of Lost-In-Space fame “Danger Will Robinson!”), and the little girl was his daughter, who also had his creepy powers, only she could bring people back from the cornfield also, which he couldn’t. All that from memory – I really do need to get out more….
I think they adapted the original episode for the Twilight Zone movie as well.
They made a parody of the original episode in a Jhonny Bravo episode, one of those in Jhonny finds himself in the zone where normal things happen not very often, or something like that.
For the sake of completeness, the tale originally comes from the short story ‘It’s a Good Life’ by Jerome Bixby, in which it’s a boy ^^
Nick, just look up “It’s a Good Life (The Twilight Zone)”
Nice job, Jim!
Your brevity beat me to the punch.
Thanks for having my back Peaches and Spacecop.
I was hoping someone would get that pop culture reference
Although I hopes it works still if you don’t understand what it’s from.
once again barwench has entered a universe of remote and paralyzing laugh out loud antics.
Sarah could do both the first AND the second: marry him and then cut him down to size.
NAME — Get a Gravatar
NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>