" is an episode of the American television
anthology series The Twilight Zone
Barbara Polk has lived with her aged, sadistic uncle, Simon Polk, for 25 years — even though she hates him — as she is his only heir. After berating Barbara in the basement, Simon raises his cane to strike her. Barbara catches his cane, and Simon falls down the stairs, breaking his back. Frustrated with his feebleness, nagging, and constant demands of hot chocolate, Barbara allows him to succumb to his injuries.
After Barbara's uncle's death, his lawyer, Mr. Schwimmer, reading over the will with the "grieving" niece, points out that there is a stipulation in his will causes her to have to look after his last invention, which is a robot that acts and eventually sounds just like him — right down to the old gentleman's limp, which it develops after she unsuccessfully attempts to destroy it by pushing it down a flight of stairs. The lawyer has explained that he will make regular visits to ensure that Barbara is in compliance with her uncle's will or else she will be disinherited. At the end of the episode, responding to the robot, in exactly the same tone she used when Polk was alive, "Yes, Uncle Simon".
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