Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
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Zombies in P.J.s 

As the World o' Stuff's new marketing campaign takes subliminal advertising to a new level, sleepwalking customers start buying everything in sight on credit. But they should have read the small print.

Director:

Bob Balaban

Writers:

Julia Poll, Jose Rivera (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Omri Katz ... Marshall Teller
Justin Shenkarow ... Simon Holmes
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Marilyn Teller
Francis Guinan ... Edgar Teller
Julie Condra ... Syndi Teller
Jason Marsden ... Dash X
Rene Auberjonois ... The Donald
John Astin ... Radford
Bryan Clark Bryan Clark ... IRS Man
Doug Llewelyn Doug Llewelyn ... Anchorman
Dan Stanton ... Bertram Wilson
Don Stanton ... Ernest Wilson
Carmen Anita Ray Carmen Anita Ray ... Carmen
Dawn Martin Dawn Martin ... Singer #1
Peggi Blu Peggi Blu ... Singer #2
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Storyline

The IRS threaten to shut down the World o' Stuff, and in desperation Radford signs a contract with a new partner who calls himself The Donald. As the new marketing campaign takes subliminal advertising to a new level, sleepwalking customers start buying everything in sight on credit and even Marshall and Simon can't resist signing on the dotted line. But they should have read the small print... Written by Phil G

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TV-Y7
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Release Date:

12 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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Unreality See more »
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In this full-on satire of capitalism, the central character (played by Rene Auberjonois) introduces himself : "Donald Cherkenlagenhagenflagen is the name, but you can just call me The Donald", the same 'nickname' being used in the popular press by this time (1991) for Donald J. Trump. The send-up of capitalism, marketing, consumerism and advertising is summarized when Marshall (Omri Katz) confronts The Donald: "Nobody turns my family into zombies and gets away with it." The Donald retorts, "They're not zombies, they're consumers," as Dash-X (Jason Marsden) chimes in, "Yeah, besides, how can you tell the difference?" See more »

Quotes

IRS Man: [introducing himself to Radford] Internal Revenue Service.
Radford: [looking like he's about to pass out] I - I - I - I - I R S?
IRS Man: [laughing gently] We have an audit to go to. Um, it seems you haven't filed a return since 1979.
Radford: Do I have a choice here? Couldn't I just go straight to Hell instead?
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References Dawn of the Dead (1978) See more »

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