Tales from the Darkside/Let the Games Begin

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Let the Games Begin
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Season 3, Episode 21
Airdate May 10, 1987
Written by Peter O'Keefe
Directed by John Lewis
Produced by William Teitler
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Let the Games Begin is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Tales from the Darkside, and the sixty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: David Groh (Angel/Aldo), Jane Summerhays (Devil/Doris), Earl Hindman (Harry Carson)

Co-Starring: Willie Reale (Bellhop), Paul Sparer (Narrator) (voice)


Plot Overview

When Harry Carson suddenly drops dead in a hotel room, an angel and devil find that his actions have called them both for claim. The only way to resolve ownership is to first revive Harry. Then they each pose as someone who will bring out his best and worst instincts, respectively, then see which one he walks out the room with.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Early in the first act, Harry sits on the bed and there is a mirror directly behind him. In it, you can see a boom mic hovering over the actors.
  • When the Angel/Aldo gets in the bathtub, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen in the right hand corner.