This television episode refers to:
October 2, 1959 - June 19, 1964
After discovering that his big screen TV has been stolen, Doug accuses Carrie of being responsible. He tells her "you wished it into the cornfield and now it is gone.". Carrie is confused by the reference to the corn field, so Doug explains that it's classic 'Twilight Zone' material, and he would show it to her, if only he had a TV to watch.