The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

Escape Clause

Escape Clause
A hypochondriac man sells his soul to the devil, exchanging it for several thousand years of immortality.

Opening Narration

You're about to meet a hypochondriac. Witness Mr. Walter Bedeker age forty-four. Afraid of the following: death, disease, other people, germs, draft, and everything else. He has one interest in life and that's Walter Bedeker. One preoccupation, the life and well-being of Walter Bedeker. One abiding concern about society, that if Walter Bedeker should die how will it survive without him?

Closing Narration

There's a saying, "Every man is put on Earth condemned to die, time and method of execution unknown." Perhaps this is as it should be. Case in point: Walter Bedeker, lately deceased. A little man with such a yearn to live. Beaten by the devil, by his own boredom, and by the scheme of things in this, the Twilight Zone.