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The Moving Finger 

When a mysterious, impossibly long finger inexplicably and creepily pokes up out of the drain of his bathroom sink, a family man is pushed to the brink of sanity in his attempts to get rid of it.

Director:

Kenny Myers (as Ken Meyers)

Writers:

Haskell Barkin, Stephen King (story)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Tom Noonan ... Howard Mitla
Alice Playten ... Violet Mitla
Sharon Cornell Sharon Cornell ... Police Officer
Richard B. Shull ... Radio announcer (voice)
Anne Byrne Anne Byrne ... Game contestant (voice)
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Robert Weil ... Neighbor (voice)
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Storyline

Howie (Tom Noonan) is addicted to television quiz shows, and always gets the answer right. His wife (Alice Playten) goes out for ice cream while Howie watches his shows. Hearing a noise, Howie see an incredibly long, bony finger poking up out of the drain of his bathroom sink. Terrified because he doesn't know how such a thing could be happening, Howie ignores the frightening thing. His wife returns from the store and sees nothing. That night, Howie finds he can't go to the bathroom without the finger poking up out of the drain at him. As Howie tries to destroy the finger, first with drain cleaner and then a hedge trimmer, the finger attacks him and becomes longer and longer. But every finger is attached to a hand...

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Release Date:

26 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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The 22nd episode of season 3 in the complete series box set. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: Police! come out with your hands over your head!
[stepping into the bathroom]
Police Officer: Oh my God...
Howard: Come to use the toilet? Go right ahead, the problems taken care of.
Police Officer: What problem is that sir
Howard: You know there are five fingers on a hand, that's only one hand mind you. You ever considered how many holes there are in the modern bathroom?
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