The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)
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Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! 

An insecure man begins to suspect that the mushrooms his son ordered from a boy's magazine and is growing in the basement may be alien invaders.

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Hugh Fortnum
Marc Reid ...
Tom Fortnum
Patricia Phillips ...
Cynthia Fortnum
Judy Mahbey ...
Mrs. Goodbody
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Roger Willis
Dorothy A. Haug ...
Dorothy Willis (as Dorothy Anne Haug)
Michael Leskow ...
Joe Willis
David Mann ...
Mailman
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An insecure man begins to suspect that the mushrooms his son ordered from a boy's magazine and is growing in the basement may be alien invaders.

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17 November 1989 (France)  »

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Goofs

George Blondheim's name is misspelled as "George Blondhiem." See more »

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Host: This is my copy of the Johnson, Smith, Racine, Wisconsin Catalog. Every boy in America at one time had one. You sent away for jokes, surprises, funny faces, whoopee cushions, and illusions. I sent away for my first Johnson-Smith catalog when I was 10, because I heard you could buy things, strange things, that you dunked in water or planted in your window box, that grew, and grew, and grew.
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Referenced in The Ray Bradbury Theater: The Screaming Woman (1986) See more »

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There's a Fungus Amungus!
26 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nerdy teenager buys a kit from a comic book ad. It allows one to grown mushrooms for fun and profit. Charles Martin Smith is his father and, at first, makes fun of his son and his new hobby. What transpires, however, is a rant by a neighbor about the worlds going to hell and our not knowing what to do. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids are growing these mushrooms and people are finding them irresistible. The neighbor calls, saying he is on his way to New Orleans and that he may not be "in control" much longer. This is a classic line from the old comic ads and one of Bradbury's most famous stories. It is, of course, no different than any of the cold war junk that was going on when it was written.


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