Tales from the Darkside: Season 1, Episode 18

If the Shoes Fit... (12 May 1985)

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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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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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A comical and neat fun episode that takes a crude twist proving a point that most politicians are clowns!
30 March 2009 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode is rightfully titled "If the Shoes Fit" as it proves a great point to show who a character really is deep inside! A political themed episode yet it's mostly comical and it takes a neat twist. Dick Shawn stars as Bo Gumbs a southern politician who plans to run for governor and he enters a strange hotel to stay before launching his campaign. And from the start you can see he's full of bull and cocky talk like any typical politician as he talks to hotel staff and tries to charm them and convince them that he can make all the little people's dreams come true. Bo feels untouchable just like he's above the clouds. Only he starts to see and hear that this hotel is most unusual as the staff have a plan in mind for him! In fact it's a circus type plan! As Bo will have a twist of fate show up as his true colors will show as he will hit the campaign trail just like the true clown he is! Overall great episode that's done in a neat and clever way proving that no one can really hide their true colors and it showcases to the viewer to be cautious of politicians because they really are clowns! Great episode a must see.


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