Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Slippage 

When graphic designer Rich Hall fails to receive timely news about the outcome of a job interview, he begins to discover that he is slowly ceasing to exist.

Director:

Michael Gornick

Writers:

Mark Durand (teleplay), Michael Kube-McDowell (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
David Patrick Kelly ... Richard Hall
Philip Casnoff ... Chris Wood
Kerry Armstrong ... Elaine Anderson Hall
Harriet Rogers Harriet Rogers ... Mrs. Hall
David Lipman ... Mr. Blake
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller ... Secretary
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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When graphic designer Rich Hall fails to receive timely news about the outcome of a job interview, he begins to discover that he is slowly ceasing to exist.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 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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A man who slowly loses his identity. And his very existence disappears!
2 March 2009 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode titled "Slippage" from season one is certainly an odd and strange one. It involves a man Richard Hall(David Patrick Kelly) who seems to be desperately stuck in a dead end in his life. Working as a graphic designer all of a sudden he discovers that things in his life are falling in a turmoil. Beginning with his never ending wait to find out that he's been passed up for a job promotion, to the fact that one by one everything seems to be slipping thru the cracks including his relationship with his wife. Richard's mother doesn't even recognize him anymore, plus his wife has taken up with his best friend a friend who was a co worker from his graphic design job. If anything this episode teaches a moral lesson that if in life you let things go by like staying on top of work and if you neglect your wife you lose them and gradually in a cruel and odd way you get forgotten by your mother and eventually lose your self existence.


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