Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Harried housewife Ruthie receives a visit from bizarre salesman Klaatzu, whose mechanical device may help her shut out the sound of her son Nicky's constant drum-playing... in a way that Ruthie never imagined.
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Carter ... Klaatzu
Jill Jaress ... Ruthie
Michael Santiago Michael Santiago ... Nicky
Miguel Alamo Miguel Alamo ... Little Nicky
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Harried housewife Ruthie receives a visit from bizarre salesman Klaatzu, whose mechanical device may help her shut out the sound of her son Nicky's constant drum-playing... in a way that Ruthie never imagined.

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TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1988 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

As reviewers have pointed out, this was a parody of I Love Lucy. At one point, Nicky (Michael Santiago), imitating Ricky Ricardo, slips and refers to his son as "Little Ricky" (the Ricardo's son on "I Love Lucy") instead of as "Little Nicky". See more »

Connections

References The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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I Love Lucy
19 February 2008 | by daddykingpigSee all my reviews

This was one of Tales from the Darkside episodes which was just awful.A parody of I Love Lucy is OK. This was totally lame and silly.Other episodes were just tolerable but this was an insult to Lucy. Dumb casting along with an stupid script made this unbearable. I watched it once, but will never watch it again. Of course it is being shown on Sci=Fi channel. Sci-Fi channel is the rotten tomatoes dumping ground for stupid movies and even sillier series. " Dead Like Me" is one for sure. Other movies like The Wraft of Ronanoke ranks down there with Plan Nine from Outer Space. A few TFTD episodes were good, but very few.


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