Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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If the Shoes Fit... 

Gubernatorial candidate Bo Gumbs fervently believes that politics is nothing more than entertainment, and he shows his true colors graphically during his campaign.

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writers:

Louis Haber (story), David Gerrold (teleplay) (co-writer) (as N. Ward) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dick Shawn ... Bo Gumbs
Harry Goz Harry Goz ... Louie Farnum
John Zarchen ... Peter
Catherine Anne Hayes ... Mimi (as Catherine A. Hayes)
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Gubernatorial candidate Bo Gumbs fervently believes that politics is nothing more than entertainment, and he shows his true colors graphically during his campaign.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1985 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bo Gumbs: [talking to the bellboy in an eerie hotel, before making a speech in his campaign for governor] Hey, you wanna know what politics is really all about?
Peter: Oh, yes sir!
Bo Gumbs: Well, you better sit down for this. Son, politics is a game. Ain't nothin' to do with the issues. It's a show! That's right. People wanna have a good time. You make them laugh, and they'll love ya for it!
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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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A very interesting, and funny episode.
13 October 2006 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

In the first half of this episode, I was just staring at the TV wondering what was happening, then of course it hits you like a ton of bricks. This episode deals with a politician that likes to show off to the people, meeting a bellboy that tries to change his appearance. Over the episode, the politician slowly turns in to a clown. That's about it. There isn't much substance or plot to this, but it was very well directed, had some great over the top acting and it had a certain atmosphere that just worked perfectly. Not a classic, but a fun and clever idea done well.

My rating: Great episode. 21 mins. TV PG


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