SEASON 1 EPISODE 16.
"The Burning Girl"
May 5 1959.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: A shy teenage girl named Alice has a history of starting fires when goaded by her cruel
Aunt Mildred. These fires are not set intentionally, but by some strange power in her mind: through
pyrokinesis. A doctor attempts to get to the truth of Alice's strange powers, but instead of answers,
he only provokes another deadly conflagration.
COMMENTARY: Even the most cursory look at this classic episode reveals it to be an early, dead-on
version of the popular 1974 Stephen King novel Carrie, later made into an equally popular film by
Brian de Palma in 1976 . . .
For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
"An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":