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Tales from the Darkside

Season 2 Episode 7

The Devil's Advocate

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 1985 on
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The Devil's Advocate

A loud-mouthed radio host gets his just desserts.

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  • Bitter man, bitter fate

    In a funny way this character Jerry Stiller portrays is kinda similar to a few or a specific commentator of today. By far the highlight of the episode is Stiller's performance of a man hell bent on fury and a major ax to grind against the rest of the world.

    The transformations occur gradually, but slowly he turns more and more into a devil himself.

    The only things that don't make sense was the devil giving him calls from the early 1900s just to see how he would deal with pressure. And the 'twist' was kind of expected when he first said about a dead guy in his car. And he got his fate to forever take calls and continue his rants if he has the will left to do so.moreless
  • A very bitter radio Psychologist who used to be sympathetic talk show host, now gives angry criticisms instead of helpful advice. After arguing with people on his radio show ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ all night, he gets a strange call…moreless

    This episode takes a while to get going, it is very slow. For the first ten minutes, the only thought I had positive about this story is that Jerry Stiller was the star of it. But, finally after a slow beginning, it does begin to pick up. This was written by George Romero, and I expected better of him that to have this story that drags. The best part of the episode is that Jerry's face slowly begins to change during the course of the story. It is ok, better than some of the episodes in this series, but still not as good as Romero could have writtenmoreless
  • Jerry Stiller (Seinfeld) the old comedy vet stars as Mandrake a conservative loud mouth radio host catering to a dead audience of callers.

    Well they gave away a lot with the title and summary but this is still a very decent episode. You get to see why Stiller is so funny and there\'s a lot of his character from Seinfeld here.

    Basically he\'s a loudmouth and conservative radio host

    who tears apart his callers, mainly deadbeat callers.

    The twist is that he doesn\'t know he\'s the \"real\" Devil\'s

    Advocate until the callers sound strange and start calling from all different places in history.

    This one isn\'t scary but is more aimed at comedy. An ok watch though if you get to see it.moreless

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