Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Yattering and Jack 

Happy-go-lucky salesman Jack Polo receives a yuletide visit from the 3.5-foot-tall Yattering, a snarling horned demon that wants to claim Jack's soul.

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Antony Carbone ...
Jack Polo (as Tony Carbone)
Tom Newman ...
Beelzebub (as Thomas Newman)
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Amanda Polo
Barbara Shapiro ...
Caroler
Paul Sparer ...
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Happy-go-lucky salesman Jack Polo receives a yuletide visit from the 3.5-foot-tall Yattering, a snarling horned demon that wants to claim Jack's soul.

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8 November 1987 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Yattering: [Beelzebub pays a visit to the demon Yattering, who is having trouble getting a mortal to give up his soul] I'm honored beyond all demons.
Beelzebub: Don't be. I just came up here to shut you up. All Hell is murky with the echo of your yattering.
The Yattering: But my Lord, it's this, this man, he's, he's some kind of a saint. I'll never snatch his soul.
Beelzebub: He's not a saint. He's a pickle salesman.
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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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One of my favorite screenplays.
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Guest starring Phil Fondacarro.

This was one of the strangest episodes. It's actually quite scary, but even more humorous. It deals with a nice old man and having his grown daughter over for Christmas. She becomes scared to death when odd things happen in the house, like a dancing turkey and a mirror breaking randomly. He ignores it. We learn this creature is called a Yattering (Fondacarro), and the creature is sent by Satan to drive people insane. If the Yattering touches a human, the Yattering becomes their slave. It's a fun and great episode. It can be found on VHS volume 5.

My rating: Perfect episode. 21 mins. TV PG


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