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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Bo Gumbs
Harry Goz ...
Louie Farnum
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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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12 May 1985 (USA)  »

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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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A real piece of work
25 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

IF THE SHOES FIT... is an episode of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE which is happy to take the mickey out of the kind of superficial, enthusiastic politicians popular in America, the type who constantly seek to curry favour with the masses but who turn out to to be downright despicable underneath.

Unfortunately this consists of an awful, non-existent storyline and a stupid idea which goes absolutely nowhere. The whole episode is played for quirky laughs and yet said laughs fall completely flat, making this a complete waste of time. I find that there are far too many of these 'filler' episodes in this show, ones that exist merely to fill up a quantity quota and are lacking in any kind of basic narrative power or simple storytelling ability.


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