Tales from the Darkside

Season 3 Episode 3

The Bitterest Pill

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 1986 on

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  • Kid gets treated poorly, kid turns tables on his parents.

    Originally you pretty much feel like no one in that family is deserving of winning the lottery and the son acts like he has ADD and way too overactive. The father however, seems like he's almost the abusive type and all around jerk.
    Then the uncle comes in and brings the pills, sure it was just too much to spare a few hundred thousand dollars for reasearch as the dad was such a cheapskate. Then again when the uncle kept saying "we can take over the world" and that weird laugh, you'd be skeptical too.
    Fortunately the boy takes the pill and matures and proving not only does the drug work, but that only a developing mind works better for the pill preventing an overload in the brain. So thus he makes his parents read a book and takes away the tv and the money wasted for beer.
    Revenge is indeed sweet or maybe just bitter like a pill.