The entire history of human expression, slightly abridged
Crazy dames! It’s too hot to play games.
The line was too, too good to pass up.
Hearing it, I immediately thought of Dr. Seuss, one fish two fish, I will not eat it with a cat.
Thinking of Dr. Seuss, I knew what I needed to do.
I grabbed the photo off of a google search, then I painted in the color bars and added the text, shooting for strong primary colors to give it that real SEUSSY Seuss-ness.
The typefaces I used are all Seussian fan builds, “How to do something,” “Green Eggs Light,” and “Green Eggs Bold.”
Then I downloaded the Twilight Zone logo and slapped it on the bottom.
This episode was written by the great Rod Serling, and I can remember when, in college, I realized that Serling wrote TZ episodes. When I was a kid watching them–on PBS, maybe? Does that sound right?–I always thought Serling was just some celebrity with a cool voice like Robert Mitchum or Bing Crosby. I thought of him as a spokesperson and not as a writer-creator, what today people would call a showrunner, maybe.
Anyway. This was a great episode, dealing with classic TZ themes of apocalyptic annihilation and characters infatuated with darkness. It doesn’t get better.
Here’s a blank one if you want it. (And here’s the assignment!)
Have fun, you crazy kids.