Mental patient Danny Squires tells his unseen psychiatrist the story of how his wife Connie purchased an old lamp, rubbed it, and brought an ill-tempered genie into their lives.

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Charles Levin ...
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Nate Esformes ...
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Mental patient Danny Squires tells his unseen psychiatrist the story of how his wife Connie purchased an old lamp, rubbed it, and brought an ill-tempered genie into their lives.

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Per the title, a chaser is a mild drink or beer taken after a shot of hard liquor. See more »

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Connie Squires: Danny, are you asleep?
Danny Squires: Yes.
Connie Squires: Then how come you're answering me?
Danny Squires: I was raised polite.
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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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The Very Best Episode of the Series
20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With Charles Levin, Colleen Camp and Kareem Abdul Jabar.

Every series has their high, and this episode is way better than any others. This episode is funny,to be sure, and it's really quite campy. It deals with a couple (Levine and Camp) channeling Woody Allen or something. They go to a little shop that appears out of nowhere, and vanishes just as quick, and buy a lamp, inhabited by a genie (voiced and played by Jabar) that is mean and likes to make fun of them. The whole episode is being told by Charles Levine in a mental hospital. The ending has a predictable twist, but other than that, it's the funniest episode of the series. I'm just plain sad that such a great episode would be panned by other viewers.


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