Sci-fi shows eventually deal with the three wishes plot line. They did it in X-Files one time. I guess it's a matter of how the writers put a spin on the age old tale that makes the story either work or not work.
Effectively commenting on 80's beauacracy, a woman must fill out numerous forms and wait in line for two hours to get her wishes. Eventually, she gets so fed up with the situation that she wishes that she never rubbed the lamp.
This was a particularly short and light episode for this other wise dark and twisted series. Usually, when one of these episodes appear, it means that there's another in the same airing that is a real doozy. "Nightcrawlers," the episode after this one, was the real marquee episode of this particular airing.