Jack Benny in ‘The Twilight Zone’

But now I realize. There are generations who don’t know who Rod Serling was. And there are generations who don’t know who Jack Benny was.

So outside of that context, is it funny? Or just a curiosity?

Imagine if you will: A perpetual 39-year-old comedian whose name fails to register with millions, more likely billions, of people under 39 appears with an award-winning science fiction writer whose name and fame have also dimmed with the passing of time.

Are they funny now?

Were they funny then?

And what’s up with that Rochester fellow with the sandpaper voice?

A quandary that can only be resolved in another dimension, in The Twilight Zone.

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