Dressed in black, a very subdued mother and son (Christian Slater, age 15) sit down to breakfast on a hot summer morn, after Grandpa passed away last night in his bed upstairs. But cantankerous Grandpa shows up for breakfast too, lily in the lapel of his best suit, astonished that there's no plate set up for him ! The more folks insist he play dead and dignified, the more persnickety and odoriferous he becomes. Written by
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An early appearance of Christian Slater as a boy. Also, Brent Spiner ("Data", from Star Trek: The Next Generation) appears. See more
Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
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