History Series / TalesFromTheDarkSide

4th Jul '17 9:16:39 AM BobSaget9
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** Mob Boss Eddie in "No Strings" may have a polite attitude, but he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness uses people and throws them away like cleanex.]]

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** Mob Boss Eddie in "No Strings" may have a polite attitude, but he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness uses people and throws them away like cleanex.]] cleanex]].



** [[spoiler: The fate of [[AssholeVictim Eddie]] in "No Strings"]]
** The fate of [[spoiler: Edmond the vampire]] in "Strange Love."

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** [[spoiler: The fate of [[AssholeVictim Eddie]] in "No Strings"]]
Strings".]]
** The fate of [[spoiler: Edmond the vampire]] in "Strange Love."Love".



* TheSociopath: Boss Eddie in "No Strings" is a huge fan of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.

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* TheSociopath: Boss Eddie in "No Strings" is a huge fan of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness. He goes to the trouble of having his favorite puppeteer kidnapped in the middle of the night just so that he can put on a special show in celebration for his recent offing of an old "business partner". ''Guess what he wants the puppeteer to use as the puppet?''
4th Jul '17 9:11:45 AM BobSaget9
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* IgnoredEpiphany: The {{jerkass}} debt collector in "Payment Overdue" is comforted by a friend who visits her. When asked about why a ghost would ever haunt her, her friend has her listen to a recorded interview she had with the deceased client. The audience hears her acting incredibly cruel and ignoring the poor woman begging her for a little more time to pay. Her friend looks at her with great disgust, but she ''defends herself'' by claiming she didn't know the situation.
-->'''Michael''': [[ShutUpHannibal No, you just didn't listen. And that's a great sin.]]

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* IgnoredEpiphany: The {{jerkass}} {{Jerkass}} debt collector in "Payment Overdue" is comforted by a friend city welfare worker who visits her. When asked about why a ghost would ever haunt her, her friend the worker, Michael Nelson, has her listen to a recorded interview she had with the deceased client. The audience hears her acting incredibly cruel and ignoring the poor woman begging her for a little more time to pay. Her friend Michael looks at her with great disgust, but she ''defends herself'' by claiming she didn't know the situation.
-->'''Michael''': [[ShutUpHannibal No, you just didn't listen. And that's Not a great sin.grave sin. Not normally.]]



* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Teddy in "Ursa Minor"

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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Teddy in "Ursa Minor"Minor", a la [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]].



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: An angel has appeared in "Let the Games Begin" in the guise of Harry's best friend, and "[[spoiler:Payment Overdue]]" in the guise of [[spoiler:a debt collector]].

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: An angel has appeared in "Let the Games Begin" in the guise of Harry's best friend, and "[[spoiler:Payment Overdue]]" in the guise of [[spoiler:a debt collector]].[[spoiler:city welfare worker Michael Nelson]]. In the case of the latter, it's ''heavily'' implied [[spoiler:Michael Nelson is ''the'' Archangel Michael]].



* OhCrap: Whenever the TwistEnding happens.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The twist of "Payment Overdue". And as a result of failing it, Jeanette is [[KarmicTwistEnding sent into an ironic hell]].]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The twist of "Payment Overdue". And as a result of failing it, Jeanette refusing to admit her role in the death of Rita Valdez, Jeanette's life is [[KarmicTwistEnding sent changed into an ironic hell]].that of the woman herself]].]]



* SeriesFinale: "Basher Malone", easily one of the show's silliest episodes.

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* SeriesFinale: "Basher Malone", easily one of the show's silliest episodes.episodes, sees a wrestler fighting a demon.
4th Jul '17 9:01:08 AM BobSaget9
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--> '''Michael''': [[ShutUpHannibal No, you just didn't listen. And that's a great sin.]]

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--> '''Michael''': -->'''Michael''': [[ShutUpHannibal No, you just didn't listen. And that's a great sin.]]



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: An angel has appeared in "Let the Games Begin" and "[[spoiler:Payment Overdue]]." In fact, the latter wouldn't feel too out of place in Series/{{Supernatural}}. [[spoiler:And since it's implied he's the archangel ''[[NamesTheSame Michael]]''...]]

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: An angel has appeared in "Let the Games Begin" in the guise of Harry's best friend, and "[[spoiler:Payment Overdue]]." In fact, Overdue]]" in the latter wouldn't feel too out guise of place in Series/{{Supernatural}}. [[spoiler:And since it's implied he's the archangel ''[[NamesTheSame Michael]]''...]][[spoiler:a debt collector]].



* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The twist of "Payment Overdue".]]

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler:The twist of "Payment Overdue". And as a result of failing it, Jeanette is [[KarmicTwistEnding sent into an ironic hell]].]]



* SelfMadeWoman: Jeanette in "Payment Overdue" is a debt collector who ''claims'' to be this trope. However, as the episode unfoldswe learn that she is nothing but a {{Hypocrite}} who enjoys making others suffer and takes her place in life for granted, even assuming that everyone could easily live a rich life like her if they tried. [[spoiler: [[KarmicTwistEnding She ends up in a world where she doesn't have these privileges anymore by an angel who was sent to test her.]]]]

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* SelfMadeWoman: Jeanette in "Payment Overdue" is a debt collector who ''claims'' to be this trope. However, as the episode unfoldswe unfolds, we learn that she is nothing but a {{Hypocrite}} who enjoys making others suffer and takes her place in life for granted, even assuming that everyone could easily live a rich life like her if they tried. [[spoiler: [[KarmicTwistEnding She ends up in a world where she doesn't have these privileges anymore by an angel who was sent to test her.]]]]
1st Jun '17 3:41:04 PM Sharlee
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* MouthStitchedShut: Self-inflicted by a portly woman whose "revolutionary new diet aids" cause her to hear and see food as sentient. Unable to bear the thought of eating her new "friends", she sews her own lips together and starves to death.
1st Jun '17 3:00:47 PM jamespolk
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''Tales from the Darkside'' is an anthology TV series from TheEighties produced by George A. Romero. Similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Creator/RodSerling's Series/NightGallery'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' and ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. Unlike these other series, ''Tales from the Darkside'' centered mostly on horror stories. However, some episodes would more likely be considered science fiction or fantasy-based, and other episodes were more comical and lighthearted in tone. It's also known for its {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s.

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''Tales from the Darkside'' is an anthology TV series from TheEighties produced by George A. Romero.Creator/GeorgeARomero. Similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Creator/RodSerling's Series/NightGallery'', ''Series/TheOuterLimits'' and ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. Unlike these other series, ''Tales from the Darkside'' centered mostly on horror stories. However, some episodes would more likely be considered science fiction or fantasy-based, and other episodes were more comical and lighthearted in tone. It's also known for its {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s.
11th Apr '17 4:16:45 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** In "Trick or Treat", we have Mr. Hackles. Hackles are the back hairs on a canine that raise when it's feeling hostile. Fittingly, it describes Mr. Hackle's cruel mistrust towards, well, everyone.
28th Mar '17 2:36:52 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* ExactWords: Mr. Hackles in "Trick or Treat" is true on one account, he doesn't harm the trick-or-treaters physically. He just emotionally scars them with his haunted house tricks.
28th Mar '17 2:30:15 PM H8FearADRLuv
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In "Do not open this Box", [[spoiler: We have a couple who learn the box they've mistakenly opened was meant to deliver souls. And the mailman who comes at midnight is meaning to take one of their souls as payment for their mistake. Ruth puts her husband Charlie up to murder the mailman while his back is turned. Upon hearing they're a pick-up, there's a chance that pick-up could've been Charlie's soul. He has every opportunity to save his own skin. ...But he can't bring himself to do it. [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope Ruth can]].]]
28th Mar '17 2:22:49 PM H8FearADRLuv
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** The mailman in "Do not open this Box" could count as this. He gets along with the nicer of the two couples, offers him his heart's desire for not being greedy, and [[spoiler: when it's revealed he's a demon whose been sent to [[WhamLine pick up]] a soul rather than deliver it, he mentions it as though he were your everyday mailman picking up a package. And let's not forget, when he takes Ruth's soul, he consoles the mortified Ruth it won't hurt a bit.]]


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* BullyingTheDragon: "A New Lease on Life" has [[spoiler: the main character spite his landlady's warnings about contributing his share to the living building by feeding it broken plates, cleaner fluids, and lighter fluids. Not a good idea.]]
5th Mar '17 5:25:11 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: "Barter" centers around a small family obviously themed after the family from ''ILoveLucy''.

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* {{Expy}}: "Barter" centers around a small family obviously themed after the family from ''ILoveLucy''.''Series/ILoveLucy''.
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