New Years Twilight Zone Marathon Drinking Game


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College Football Playoffs, Ball Drop, and The Twilight Zone. You will watch football all night, and you will watch the ball drop at midnight, but while that comes and goes the Twilight Zone is playing for 51 straight hours. The Twilight Zone Marathon is one of the best traditions on New Years.

I’ve been watching every New Years for as long as I can remember, my dad puts it on every year. Although you can stream the show on Hulu, but there is nothing like it being on TV with the commercials building the suspense. This marathon runs into one problem however, the best episodes are at the same time as the playoff games.

You might get bored while watching them, so I’ve created a drinking game. Here are the rules:

Take a shot or drink when…

  • Rod Sterling appears
  • The main character dies (Chug if the main character was dead the whole time)
  • Everytime you get confused at what’s going on
  • death or satan appears
  • the characters are paranoid of aliens
  • an alien actually appears
  • a nuclear war in the episode or happened before
  • main character is involved in time travel
  • a robot appears
  • the main character is called “insane”

If you can guess the ending twist correctly, everyone else has to finish their drink or take a shot

(does not count if you’ve already seen the episode)

Here is a list of some of my favorite episodes that will air:

If you don’t want to watch the CFP, here are the best episodes to watch during the game

6:25 pm – A Kind of Stopwatch

Hulu – Season 5 Episode 4

The Twilight Zone" A Kind of a Stopwatch (TV Episode 1963) - IMDb

Exactly like the movie Click with Adam Sandler, Patrick McNulty has the same power to stop time for everyone but himself. The power comes from a stopwatch he receives from a drunk at a bar. Giving you another reason to get drunk at the bar, you’ll never know if a drunk guy will hand you a magical stopwatch.

7:15pm – Living Doll

Hulu – Season 5 Episode 6

Revisiting 'The Twilight Zone — Living Doll' (1963) | by Jose Calixto |  Medium

The second-ever movie/show about an evil doll, the other being an earlier Twilight zone (The Dummy). This doll was a gift for a young girl named Christie, but the doll has something out for Christie’s father. You will almost start rooting for the doll at the end of the episode.

7:40 pm – Time Enough at Last

Hulu – Season 1 Episode 8

The Twilight Zone" Time Enough at Last (TV Episode 1959) - IMDb

Probably the most famous Twilight Zone’s ever. Henry Bemis loves reading, but is yelled at for it by his wife and boss. He soon finds himself all the time in the world to read but…

8:30 pm – The Hitch-Hiker

Hulu – Season 1 Episode 16

The Twilight Zone" The Hitch-Hiker (TV Episode 1960) - IMDb

This man lives in my nightmares. However it has an ending that you won’t expect, even for a Twilight Zone.

8:55 pm – The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Hulu – Season 1 Episode 22

The Twilight Zone Vortex: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

Seems like the made episode about the yearly block party. All the power goes out and they are looking for someone to blame.

10:10 pm – The Odyssey of Flight 33

Hulu – Season 2 Episode 18

The Twilight Zone" The Odyssey of Flight 33 (TV Episode 1961) - IMDb

These pilots are either really bad or the best in the world. They lose contact and fall off the radar, but where did they go?

10:35 pm – Long Distance Call

Hulu – Season 2 Episode 22

The Twilight Zone 2.22 – Long Distance Call – Fire Breathing Dimetrodon Time

Billy gets a toy phone from his grandma for his 5th birthday, soon after his grandma. Then it gets pretty fucked up when you hear who is on his phone, and what she wants him to do.

11:00 pm – Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?

Hulu Season 2 Episode 28

The Twilight Zone" Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (TV Episode 1961)  - IMDb

I’ve watched this many times but forget everytime who the real martian is. Kinda gets boring though when they never leave the diner.

Episodes on when the game isn’t

Friday 4:00 am – Mr. Denton on Doomsday

Hulu -Season 1 Episode 3

Mr. Denton on Doomsday – PowerPop… An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

Before he was the town drunk, he was the best shot in town. Al Denton would do anything to get his shot back after he finds a revolver.

Friday 6:00 am – Judgment Night

Hulu -Season 1 Episode 10

The Twilight Zone" Judgment Night (TV Episode 1959) - IMDb

Carl Lanser wakes up on a British cargo ship, one that he is familiar with. He knows the fate of the ship but no one will listen to him.

Saturday 9:00 am – People Are Alike All Over

Hulu -Season 1 Episode 25

The Twilight Zone Episode 25: People Are Alike All Over - Midnite Reviews

A scientist lands on Mars and believes that people are alike all over. He is treated by beautiful women, and then later their leader. He is given a home that is exactly like a home on Earth. But how nice are these people really?

Saturday 12:50 pm – The Hunt

Hulu – Season 3 Episode 19

The Twilight Zone Vortex: "The Hunt"

Him and his dog go raccoon hunting but return in an unfamiliar way.

Saturday 9:10 pm – Eye of the Beholder

Hulu – Season 2 Episode 6

Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? (Part 1) – Nicol Films

Probably the second creepiest creature in the series. Solid twist in this episode but you may see it coming.

Saturday night into Sunday 12:00am- To Serve Man

Hulu – Season 3 Episode 24

The Twilight Zone Episode 89: To Serve Man - Midnite Reviews×630.jpg

This alien is the creepiest alien in all of Twilight Zones. Also has one of the best twists.

Saturday Night into Sunday 12:30 am – The Dummy

Hulu – Season 2 Episode 33

The Twilight Zone Vortex: "The Dummy"

The first-ever movie or show about an evil doll. It is exactly what you expect when it comes to evil dolls but it still finds a way to be creepy.

Saturday Night into Sunday 1:30 am – Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Hulu – Season 5 Episode 3

Twilight Zone – Nightmare at 20,000 Feet… #7 – PowerPop… An Eclectic  Collection of Pop Culture

This episode has haunted me forever. The monster on this wing is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. And why does he mush his face up against the window, it is stuck in my head.

Not airing but you should watch on Hulu

Night Call

Hulu – Season 5 Episode 19

Watch The Twilight Zone Classic Season 5 Episode 9: Night Call - Full show  on Paramount Plus

An old lady starts getting calls in the middle of the night. All the voice says is “Hello” and “Where are you?” repeatedly. It will give you the chills.

Dead Man’s Shoes

Hulu – Season 3 Episode 18

February 12, 1962] Out of the Wasteland (The Twilight Zone, Season 3,  Episodes 17-20) - Galactic Journey

A homeless man picks up the shoes of a dead man, but later finds out who this man was.

Here is a list of the full marathon