Tales from the Darkside/Barter

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Season 4, Episode 19
Airdate July 17, 1988
Teleplay by Jule Selbo
Based on a story by
Lois McMaster Bujold
Directed by Christopher T. Welch
Produced by Anthony Santa Croce
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Barter is the nineteenth episode of the fourth season of Tales from the Darkside, and the eighty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Jack Carter (Klaatzu), Jill Jaress (Ruthie), Michael Santiago (Nicky)

Co-Starring: Miguel Alamo (Little Nicky), Paul Sparer (Narrator) (voice)


Plot Overview

A housewife looking for some quiet gets her pleas answered in the form of a bizarre travelling salesman who has a thirst for ammonia. However, when it goes all awry, the salesman offers to fix it for a price.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • The characters are an obvious pastiche of I Love Lucy.

Memorable Moments