Deadly Games

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The ex-Girlfriend

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Dr. Kramer

    Aired 1/9/96

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Trash Man

    Aired 1/2/96

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Motivational Speaker

    Aired 11/21/95

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    The Divorce Lawyer

    Aired 11/14/95

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christopher Lloyd

    The Jackal

  • Cynthia Gibb

    Lauren Ashborne

  • Stephen T. Kay

    Peter Rucker

  • James Calvert

    Gus Lloyd

  • James Culvert

    Gus Lloyd/TheCold-Steel Kid

  • show Description
  • What if fantasy suddenly, inexplicably became reality? Dr. Gus Lloyd is forced to do battle with his own evil creations when characters in a homemade video game come to life. Bursting into the real world after an anti-matter experiment goes awry, these characters are programmed to destroy anyone or anything that gets in their way, including their inventor, Gus. While his assistant Peter desperately tries to reverse the process and get the villains back into the computer, Gus must confront the immediate problem of "playing" each round of the game to keep the bad guys from achieving their programmed goals—which include the annihilation of love, laughter, and life on earth.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (31)

    • Killshot: See you around, Geek!

    • Killshot: Keep talking, Geek! I'm gonna noggie a hole through your skull!

    • (when The Jackal and Killshot come to life) The Jackal: The Cold Steel Kid... as I live and breathe... and I seem to be doing just that.

    • Gas Jockey: Is he your boss? Jackal: Mr. Methcap is everybody's boss... except mine.

    • Gus: There's nothing Methcap hated worse than losing money.

    • (a guard holds a gun on the Jackal and the Boss) The Boss: You straighten that tie, Mister!

    • (nearly running over Gus)

      The Boss: Get out of the street and get a job, Kid!

      GUS: (grimly) Methcap.

    • (whenever about to kill someone with his killer pink slip shooting glove) Methcap: You're fired!

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    Notes (15)

    • In nearly every episode, Gus, Lauren and Peter use some kind of gun to fire at the weekly villain--here, it's a shotgun that fires balls of dirt.

    • Evil Shirley's weakness is mud because the villain is based on Lauren's mother and Lauren's mother is a compulsive neat-freak.

    • The "Evil Shirley" villain shoots icicles and freezes her victims solid as she is an "Ice Queen." She seems intent on destroying love.

    • Gus made Evil Shirley's weakness is dirt because Lauren's mother is a compulsive neat-freak.

    • Evil Shirley other weakness is if a house falls on her (She is defeated when a motor home runs over her).

    • In nearly every episode, Gus, Lauren and Peter use some kind of gun to fire at the weekly villain--here, it's red ink from several Super-Soaker squirt guns.

    • The villian henchman-of-the-week was based Gus' very first boss who managed the video game division where Gus worked. He hated the design of the video game Gus made and fired him for it--telling Gus that he had to talent programming video games and he should be driving gasoline tankers. The way to "kill" him is to drive a tanker into him. Gus fires a toy model tanker at him, causing him to evaporate.

    • The villain's (The Boss) weakness is red ink. Red ink is an expression--"in the red." There was nothing his boss hated worse than losing money.

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    Trivia (24)

    • In nearly every episode, Gus, Lauren and Peter use some kind of gun to fire at the weekly villain--here, it's straight-water from several Super-Soaker squirt guns.

    • Killshot "dies" after falling into the Ocean, dissolving.

    • Killshot's weakness was water as the real-life Quarterback High School player he was based on (who bullied Gus) was apparently the worst at the pool during swim class. Gus claims he was "scared stiff at the pool."

    • Both The Jackal and Gus' own father (who was the source model) have a car with the license plate that read: "J.K.L."

    • We see that Gus' father Jordan is also a physicist--an incredibly and achieved successful one.

       

    • Usually, if the villain-of-the-week's plan is foiled, said villain can be instantly defeated--going up in light. But it won't work with The Jackal here as this is the last level and the last level and master-boss is supposed to be the most difficult.

       

    • We see that the inspiration for The Jackal was Gus' own father since they have a very estranged relationship. In this episode, they begin to mend the burned bridges after Gus slays The Jackal.

    • In nearly every episode, Gus, Lauren and Peter use some kind of gun to fire at the weekly villain--here, it's a bow-and-arrow. Gus fires a shot at Chuck--the arrow at the bull's-eye--the center "O" in Camp Chatooga" on his T-shirt.

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • A fun show with weekly guest villains about a video game come to life.

    By costello7, Jul 02, 2010

  • A game designer finds his creations stalking him, a friend, and his ex-girlfriend in reality.

    By VerityJackson, Jul 19, 2005

  • An awsome show that I still love!!

    By TheSwordDancer, Jul 12, 2006