Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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Mookie and Pookie 

Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.

Director:

Timna Ranon

Writers:

Marc Fields (story), Dan Kleinman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Justine Bateman ... Susan 'Pookie' Anderson
Tippi Hedren ... Ruth Anderson
George Sims George Sims ... Harold Anderson
Ron Asher Ron Asher ... Kevin 'Mookie' Anderson
Neil Kinsella Neil Kinsella ... Delivery Man
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Mookie and Pookie are twins. Computer whiz Mookie is terminally ill. But not even death can sever the bond that exists between the two siblings when his knowledge of technology follows him into the afterlife.

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Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the final scene the family is playing Scrabble. Mookie plays the word VOYAGER, stating, "7 letters, triple word, 50 points bonus." In scrabble you get the 50 point bonus for playing 7 tiles (known as a Bingo) from your rack. Also, the bonus space VOYAGER is played across is a Double Word Score space, not a Triple Word Score space. 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 computer brings back a deceased voice and begins a talking voice of it's own!
13 August 2008 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "TFTD" episode titled "Mookie and Pookie" really isn't one that's spooky or suspenseful, yet it's more of a fantasy and sci-fi type homage to the computer world. Justine Bateman(of 1980's fame "Family Ties")stars as a teenage girl named Susan with the nickname of "Pookie" and she spends much of her time playing scrabble with the family and she enjoys communicating with her twin brother Kevin(nickname "Mookie"). All of a sudden Kevin dies and to pass the time and grief away Susan becomes a computer geek only she soon discovers this computer system has a voice of it's own as the dead can communicate with her and the family. Also a note classy and legendary Tippi Hedren(mother of sexy actress Melanie Griffith)stars as the mom of the family named Ruth. Really overall not a great episode but still it's carried due to it's star power and sci-fi like homage to computer fantasy technology.


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