Saturday, May 12, 2007

.alt> recollection- The earwig



So I stopped to have a mid-afternoon snack the other day, and while I was reading about the spider that crawled into the little boy's ear, I remembered something from long ago and far away....


The following is an .alt>mike recollection....



When I was growing up in the middle ages there was a sci fi show called "Night Gallery" I would always watch even though it was on past my bedtime. It was an anthology series hosted by Rod Serling that was somewhat similar to his hit TV show called "The Twilight Zone"from the 1960s. "Night Gallery" stories were mysterious and spooky, and altogether ooky-
oh wait, hang on that was something else....

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Anyway, one story involved this man who was complaining of an earache and how his Doctor discovered that an earwig had made it's way into his ear canal. Side note- the whole "earwigs like to hang out in people's ears" thing is an old wives tale.
They were going to operate on him the next morning....but when he woke up the Doctor examined him and determined that miraculously the earwig made it's way through his brain and came out the other ear! It was like a one in ten million chance that that could happen!

That was the good news.

The bad news was that the earwig was a female and laid a whole bunch of eggs in his brain and they were about to hatch. The last scene was the man's reaction to the news of the soon to be hatching eggs- a loud scream that scared the shit out of me for the remainder of my childhood.
Just wanted to share.

Have a great day everybody!

7 comments:

Lewis said...

That Night Gallery show was freaking scary! Hated it.

Dr. Sparky said...

So now you have a thing against guy's hatching bugs in their heads? I can see it will never work out between us.

one3y3 said...

Creepy. I saw the article about the boy with the spiders in his ear and it totally freaked me out.

DEREK said...

I remember this one, and in south Georgia they were really bad, and one morning I woke up and saw one on the bed and starting crying like crazy and my Mema came in and asked why I was crying and I told her look, and pointed at the earwig and told her I think it crawled out of my ear and laid eggs. My grandma had no idea I had watched "Night Gallery" I think she told everyone at the beauty shop what I said and someone told her about the show, she fussed at my mom and dad for letting me watch such trash.

Cincy Diva said...

I remeber that one, but if I remeber correctly, he had been trying to kill his wife with the earwig amd it got him instead. Loved the NG

Gavin Elster said...

It was the only good thing directed by that guy who directed jaws 2.

Anonymous said...

I've been terrified by that show for decades. I still sleep with my ears covered by a sheet.
Actually, I've met three other people who also saw it and do the same.
Mr Serling has much to answer for.

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