Tales from the Darkside

(ended 1988)





Tales from the Darkside Fan Reviews (18)

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  • Writer can't sell work, can't get paid. Responds to radio ad by an agent who keeps screaming things like "you don't even need talent!" And you don't; you just need to follow a few simple instructions. And never stop, or else . . .

    I happened upon this the other night when I couldn't sleep. I remember the series from back in the day, but had never seen this particular episode. The thing I wanted to point out is that they are totally poking fun at L. Ron Hubbard. The agent looks like Hubbard (sorry GameraTrekkie, not Hitchcock) and there's a part where the agent pulls out this box that looks suspiciously like an e-meter, that classic Scientology tool. And what does it measure? How much money the client is going to make for them, natch!

    Otherwise, the story is fairly predictable. But dig those crazy 80s getups on the assistant, they were trying very hard to make her look edgy and the effect is fairly hilarious.