Monday, June 10, 2019

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE / "Djinn, No Chaser" Season 1, Episode 10 - 1985

In today's wild tale, a mental patient, Danny Squires, tells his psychiatrist the story of how his wife Connie had purchased an old lamp, she rubbed it, and brought an ill-tempered genie into their lives.

This one stars Charles (THIS IS SPINAL TAP) Levin, Colleen (WAYNE'S WORLD) Camp, Kareem (AIRPLANE!) Abdul-Jabbar and Nate (BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS) Esformes.

It starts with Danny telling his shrink all about a weird series of events that happened to him and his wife...

Love that Coke billboard, I remember when that was their slogan! Anyway, Danny and his wife Connie are out looking for some items for their new apartment. They are just standing there when an Arabian merchant tent appears out of nowhere.

Danny argues with owner Mohandus Mukhar over the price of an antique Arabian lamp. Dude wants $30 for it but Danny talks him down to $10... Great deal, right?

Well, Connie wants to rub the lamp, like in all the stories about genies, so, she rubs it and a whirlwind manifests itself as a roaring voice starts laughing. All he wants to do is tear the crap out of the place!

Danny has a few more things to tell the shrink...

After the genie causes a lightning storm in their apartment, he then causes a storm of frogs, spiders, insects and slime! On top of all that, the genie will not let them leave the place, they try but they are stopped by lions and elephants!

Then, the genie tells Danny that if he wants to leave, he can if he agrees to leave Connie. Danny agrees and checks himself into a psychiatric ward!

After a while, Danny checks himself out and goes back to the apartment. He cannot believe what he finds, the place looks great, like, wow! Connie tells him that everything is fine now, welcome home!

Danny doesn't get it until Jhinn comes into the room, he's a dapper genie to be sure! Look at the length of that jacket, what the Hell?

Djinn was to big to get out of the lamp, and, that was why he was so angry about everything!

There is a display in the living room, in it there's a simple can opener. That is what Connie used to get Djinn out of the lamp, and now, they can have all the wishes they want... There you go, check in Wednesday for another dose of the wild 'n' weird, here, at The Dungeon!

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