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Stump the King - Sci-Fi

by Paul Goebel, posted Aug 18th 2008 5:12AM

Jeff Yagher from Star Trek: VoyagerI got a great letter this week from a TV fan named Jim R.

"Dear TV Squad, About 15 years ago, I watched an episode of a scifi/fantasy TV show wherein an Elvis impersonator traveled back in time to meet (and eventually kill) the real Elvis. Could you please tell me the name of this program? Thanks"

This one took a little research but when I finally found the answer, it brought back the memory of actually watching the episode.

The show in question is an episode of the 1986 version of The Twilight Zone called "The Once and Future King."

In this episode, an Elvis impersonator winds up traveling back in time and meeting Elvis just as he is on the brink of fame. He convinces Elvis that he is the spirit of his deceased twin, Jesse, and then accidentally kills Elvis in a fight. Then he must take over for Elvis and become the ultimate impersonator.

This was one of the better episodes of the new TZ and starred Jeff Yagher as Gary the impersonator as well as Elvis Presley.

Little known fact: Yagher played the role of Tommy Hanson in the pilot for 21 Jump Street.

Here is this week's question...

According to MST3K, what high school did TV's Frank attend?

Congratulations, Mkarmin1! You got the right answer.

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I remember that episode with the Elvis theme, although I could not have told you it was The Twilight Zone. I was in my senior year of college & had just gotten my first vcr. I probably have the episode saved on tape somewhere ( though it hard to say if the tape would actually play, if I had it to try. 22 years is a long time for a vhs tape.)

August 19 2008 at 4:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jeff g

The once and future king - episode of the twilight zone.

August 18 2008 at 8:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jeff g

The Twilight zone. The once and future king: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734756/

August 18 2008 at 8:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This reminds me of Bubba Ho-tep

August 18 2008 at 7:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mikey Bulldogs

Harriet Tubman High School

August 18 2008 at 5:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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