Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Impressionist 

Nightclub impressionist Spiffy Remo is blackmailed into helping the government establish communication with Hoffgosh, a seemingly hostile alien who holds the secret to nuclear fusion.

Director:

Armand Mastroianni

Writers:

Haskell Barkin (teleplay), M. Coleman Easton (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Chuck McCann ... Spiffy Remo / Mr. Personalities
Bobby Di Cicco ... Dr. Coe
Jack Andreozzi ... Pudgy
Claudia Templeton ... Hoffgosh
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Angel
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Nightclub impressionist Spiffy Remo is blackmailed into helping the government establish communication with Hoffgosh, a seemingly hostile alien who holds the secret to nuclear fusion.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Laurel Entertainment Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The computer in the alien interrogation room is a Kaypro Robie personal computer, made in 1984. See more »

Soundtracks

Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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A light hearted wonderful episode.
2 August 2006 | by Tommy NelsonSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite episodes! It has to do with a comedian impressionist that is called in by the FBI to try to imitate an alien that they have found and react with it to tell them that they are friends. The alien actually looks good especially for a low budget 80's TV show. The special effects on the space ship also looked good and this whole thing just seemed really professional. The ending is surprisingly nice and the main character is quite likable. I thought the writing was excellent and the direction was good too. I highly recommend you find it.

My rating: Perfect episode. 23 mins. TV G


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