Sam leaps into the body of Chick Howell, a rock and roll DJ for radio station WOF. It's 1959 and there is a growing backlash against this new form of music. Station owner and manager Rachel Porter is determined to become the #1 radio station in Peoria but one of her main clients has withdrawn all of his advertising and is urging others to do so. He even gets the town council to pass an ordinance banning rock and roll music from the airwaves. Sam and Rachel barricade themselves in the radio station and vow to fight for what Sam sees as a free speech issue. He also gets to show Chubby Checker the twist!
Did You Know?
Although Chubby Checker
was 47 years old when this episode was made, he played himself as a 17-year-old boy. See more
Sam Beckett gives Chubby Checker the idea for the Twist in 1959, but a few moments before, during a street scene, one of the girls is dancing the Twist to the Radio WOF record. See more
[making up a radio news piece
Flash! President Eisenhower in a surprise move resigned from office this morning in order to join a Buddhist monastery. Said Ike 'I just like being around guys with less hair than me.'
Written by Hank Ballard
Performed by Chubby Checker
Performed by Dean Stockwell See more