Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Mookie and Pookie 

Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.

Director:

Timna Ranon

Writers:

Marc Fields (story), Dan Kleinman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Justine Bateman ... Susan 'Pookie' Anderson
Tippi Hedren ... Ruth Anderson
George Sims George Sims ... Harold Anderson
Ron Asher Ron Asher ... Kevin 'Mookie' Anderson
Neil Kinsella Neil Kinsella ... Delivery Man
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the final scene the family is playing Scrabble. Mookie plays the word VOYAGER, stating, "7 letters, triple word, 50 points bonus." In scrabble you get the 50 point bonus for playing 7 tiles (known as a Bingo) from your rack. Also, the bonus space VOYAGER is played across is a Double Word Score space, not a Triple Word Score space. See more »

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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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Random and dated
12 April 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

MOOKIE AND POOKIE - horrible title, by the way - is an early episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE TV series, but it doesn't contain anything in the way of horror. Instead this is more of a genteel family drama with some fantasy elements added to the mix. The storyline involves a couple of twins; the brother, who is a computer geek, is terminally ill, so he decides to transfer his spirit into his computer upon death.

There's no more story to it than that. The rest of the episode plays out with his sister trying to convince their parents that the brother's soul now resides within the computer. Most of the fun here comes from seeing the dated, 1984-era computer technology, which has always had nostalgia value for me. That and the presence of Tippi Hedren (THE BIRDS), the only familiar face in the cast...


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