Tales from the Darkside

Season 3 Episode 12

Miss May Dusa

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 1987 on
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Miss May Dusa
A robber accidentally brings a mannequin to life - its gaze turns him into a statue. The now-living mannequin flees into the night, unaware of her powers or the harm she can bring.

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  • A thief becomes a mannequin, allowing a beautiful female mannequin to become alive and have an existentialist conversation with a handsome blind sax player in the empty subway.

    One of my favorite episodes in the series, despite the fact that this is not a scary episode and is much more focused on using the two characters, both of who are somehow isolated from society, to hash out personal-philosophical questions. One night, a two-bit thief breaks into a store and magically transforms into a mannequin. This process allows a female mannequin to become human, albeit one who feels deeply confused and alone in the big city.

    She meets a handsome sax player, who is in a similar emotional state because he is blind. These two lonely souls, both outcasts, wax some philosophy while falling in love. OK, some people hate this episode because its not really scary and most of the storyline involves two people talking to each other in an empty subway. This episode is primarily an exercise in using just a little magical or supernatural element to explore some philosophy. Comparing it to an short Independent or foreign film might be oversimplified, but it does invoke philosophical questions, that encourages the audience to poke and probe beyond whats on the surface. If philosophy is not really your thing, then you will probably find this episode to be boring, dull and pointless. Personally, I love the dark, sinister things that go bump in the night. However, I also like this episode for what it is trying to say about the human condition.moreless
  • A mannequin comes to life and falls in love with a blind man

    This is an episode that not everyone will like, even I didn't like this episode originally. Be warned however, this isn't a scary episode, nor do I think it was intended to be. There is one scene that I can't figure out, when the mannequin removes the man's sun glasses and sees that he is blind, he is looking up. I always wonder if it was supposed to look like that, or the actor did a really crappy job at rolling back his eyes to make them look white. If that is the case, then this episode is a must see for that alone! The ending is emotionally sad and it pretty much starts where it began, oveall, pretty goodmoreless

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