After posting in the Sci-Fi That Scared the Crap Out of You as a Kid thread about my childhood trauma at the hands of The Outer Limits, I've taken a renewed interest in the show, and started watching it from the beginning.

I also perused the Wikipedia & IMDb Trivia pages, and found this unsettling tidbit...

When "The Probe", the series' last episode, was originally aired on January 16, 1965, a live announcer spoke over the Control Voice's closing statement about returning "next week at this same time." The live announcer stated that The King Family Show would be seen "next week in this time period." The regular Control Voice closing for "The Probe" was heard only in re-runs.

Ummm, my Dad was the Art Director on The King Family Show. Maybe that's why he always watched The Outer Limits in reruns on Sundays on Channel 9 — he felt partially guilty for bumping it off, perhaps? I'd ask him about it, but...