Person or Persons Unknown
|"Person or Persons Unknown"|
|The Twilight Zone episode|
|Episode no.||Season 3
|Directed by||John Brahm|
|Written by||Charles Beaumont|
|Original air date||March 23, 1962|
|List of Twilight Zone episodes|
David Gurney wakes up to find that nobody knows him, and all evidence of his identity had disappeared. He is placed in an insane asylum; however, he manages to escape, after a doctor named Koslenko tries to tell him that David Gurney doesn't exist, yet Gurney thinks that someone or something wants to block him out. He finds a photograph of himself and his wife together. However, when the police arrive with the psychiatrist, the picture has somehow changed and portrays Gurney alone. He throws himself to the ground and wakes up in his bed. The whole adventure was a bad dream. His wife gets up from the bed and talks to him from the bathroom, where she removes cream from her face. When she emerges, Gurney is horrified to discover that, even though she acts and talks the same way, his wife does not look at all like the wife he knows.
The opening is slightly altered beginning with this episode. The graphics and lyrics are the same, but there are subtle differences in the acoustics for the theme music.
In popular culture
- Zicree, Marc Scott. The Twilight Zone Companion, Bantam Books, 1982. ISBN 0-553-01416-1
- DeVoe, Bill. (2008). Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0
- Grams, Martin. (2008). The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0