The theme of "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street", a teleplay by Rod Serling is do not quickly assume that someone is guilty because you will make an enemy and that person will most likely blame you, and all the blame goes to you. Whatever goes out comes back.
I'll check with Floral Street!!
THE LIGHTS WENT OUT!
WHO IS THE ALIEN? GOODMAN? CHARLIE?
ME AND CHARLIE CAN GO TO TOWN!
NO THE ALIENS WOULD NOT WANT THAT!
It was a lovely day in Maple Street. The sun was shining, children were playing. It was mid-day, and everyone was outside, unaware what might happen to them.
All of a sudden, a flying object flew through the air, followed shortly by a power breakdown. Cars broke down, phones won't work, and lights won't turn on. A neighbor, Pete, decided to go to another street to ask about their situation.
Two men, Charlie and Steve, offered to go into town to seek help; however, they were stopped by Tommy, a 14 year-old boy. He claims that the flying object was aliens and that the aliens wouldn't want them to leave. He says that there is one family who seems normal but are aliens. Accusations were started to be tossed around when some power turned on.
A dark figure appeared at the end of the street. Charlie got out a gun and shot him, thinking he was an alien.
Everyone was a suspect, no one was innocent in the eyes of the people. More people were arguing and everyone blamed everyone.
U KILLED HIM!
IT was Goodman
IT WAS CHARLIE
DON't blame my husband
It was the kid
When they picked each other off, the aliens watched, pleased at their work. Soon, they would do that to every street in the country.
Just switch on and off a few lights and soon they would be picking each other off. We just have to watch.