History Series / TalesFromTheDarkside

6th Oct '17 2:18:11 PM BobSaget9
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** "The Odds" ends with Tom Vale [[spoiler:literally die of laughter]].
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* AllMenArePerverts: Arnold in "Fear of Floating" slept with a girl, ditched her after getting her pregnant, and immediately made moves on another girl.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Arnold in "Fear of Floating" slept with a girl, ditched her after getting her pregnant, and immediately made after agreeing to marry her, [[spoiler:immediately makes moves on another girl.girl]].



* BookEnds: "Fear of Floating" starts and ends with [[spoiler:Arnold floating into a ceiling fan]]. The only difference is that [[spoiler:he's pulled down before reaching the blades the first time]].



** "Fear of Floating" takes place entirely within an army recruiting office on a hot summer day and features two army recruiters, a man with the ability to float, the girl he knocked up and ditched, and her dad. [[spoiler:There's even a death by [[DeadlyRotaryFan ceiling fan]], but [[KilledOffscreen all we see of it]] it the blood spray.]]



* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.

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* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", Floating]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.



** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].

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** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]].Floating"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].


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** The scene of Arnold showing off his condition in "Fear of Floating" [[spoiler:basically telegraphs how he will die]].


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* SkewedPriorities: "Fear of Floating" ends with Sgt. Buzz Caldwell witnessing [[spoiler:Arnold floating into [[DeadlyRotaryFan the ceiling fan]]]]. Not only is he more focused on the fact that [[spoiler:Arnold is flying again than the fact that he's flying into the fan]], but [[spoiler:he's more bummed out than shocked upon seeing him get chopped up]].
6th Oct '17 2:01:34 PM BobSaget9
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* DeadlyRotaryFan: Present at the end of "[[spoiler:Fear of Flying]]", as part of a KarmicDeath.


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* DisneyVillainDeath:
** Inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Fear of Flying"]]. Instead of falling to his death, [[spoiler:Arnold floats into a DeadlyRotaryFan]].
** Similarly inverted at the end of [[spoiler:"Leviation"]]. As a result of the magician performing the act dying mid-act, [[spoiler:the episode ends with Frank floating out of the tent and into the sky, unable to stop his ascent. While he isn't killed in the process, [[KilledOffscreen it's highly unlikely he has much longer to live if he keeps going up]]]].
6th Oct '17 1:53:23 PM BobSaget9
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* CassandraTruth: The Detective in ''Everybody Needs a Little Love'' tells everybody that a MurderousMannequin killed his buddy. Naturally, no one believes him. To rub salt in the wound, [[spoiler: the mannequin ''is there watching him'' in the end of the episode.]]
* ChairReveal: Inverted at the end of "Mary, Mary". The chair isn't spun, [[spoiler:Mannequin!Mary]] is.

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* CassandraTruth: The Detective in ''Everybody Needs a Little Love'' tells everybody that a MurderousMannequin killed his buddy. Naturally, no one believes him. To rub salt in the wound, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the mannequin ''is there watching him'' in the end of the episode.]]
* ChairReveal: Inverted at the end of "Mary, Mary". The chair Mary": David is trying to talk to Mary, but she isn't spun, [[spoiler:Mannequin!Mary]] is. responding. So, he turns her around, [[spoiler:revealing she's now a mannequin]].
6th Oct '17 1:50:27 PM BobSaget9
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** Tom Vale's lackey is playing with the calculator he got his boss during a horse race at the start of "The Odds". One of the tunes it plays is Chopin's "Funeral March".
6th Oct '17 1:47:08 PM BobSaget9
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** The doorbell in "Effect and Cause". Specifically, [[spoiler:that it ''sparks'']].
22nd Sep '17 9:33:31 PM Gislef
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* Unperson: In "Slippage," Rich Hall discovers that he is slowly disappearing from reality. All records of his existence disappear, [[spoiler:and by the end Rich's wife forgets that he ever existed and ends up married to Rich's former best friend.]]
22nd Sep '17 9:19:48 PM Gislef
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** In "I'll Give You a Million," [[spoiler: Duncan Williams offers his friend Jack $1 million for his soul. The Devil shows up at the end to take Duncan and Jack's soul to Hell.]]
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.
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