Rod Serling

Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924–June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter and television producer, best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.

In "Love Thy Trophy", he appears in the episode to give a typical exposition seen on The Twilight Zone. The neighborhood strife is similar to the episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.”

While dining out at a fancy restaurant in "HTTPete", The Griffins as well as the other patrons and staff are so engrossed in their smartphones that they fail to notice the restaurant going up in flashes around them, as Rod Serling closes out the episode comparing the events around the diners to the FOX Tuesday night lineup.