Mickey Rooney delivers a tour de force solo performance in the Twilight Zone playlet "The Last Night of a Jockey". Barred from the track for life, crooked jockey Grady (Rooney) boozily expresses the wish to escape his sordid surroundings and become a truly "big man". His wish is granted by his lookalike alter ego (also Rooney), but there's a heavy price to be paid at fadeout time.
The series was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking. Most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. But, no matter what, it's "a journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of the imagination".