Twilight Zone Episode 23
When we see the light and feel our world move, we brace ourselves. A metal "take away-er" takes many of us each time. The "take away-er" always comes shortly after the light appears. It removes us and then when it's finished we go back into darkness until the next time. We're not afraid or curious. It is what it is.
We are what we are, an army of idents serving a cause we have no knowledge of. The cause is why we're jammed in, the cause is why we disappear. We're patient, accepting our lot for the cause.
The light breaks our dark world, our world is moving, the "take away-er" comes and takes its quota, for the cause. Today the cause took three loads of us away.
" 'Cause I'm thirsty, Mom, that's why. We're almost out of Tang."