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Miscalculation 

Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

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Phil
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Angela
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Bert (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
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Ms. Allure
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Ms. Eyeful
Catherine Gilmour ...
Ms. Awesome
Elisabeth de Turenne ...
Ms. Laura
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Miss Crowningshield
Wynonna Smith ...
Cashier
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Mousy Girl
Harry Woolf ...
Dr. Blitz
Al Lampkin ...
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't guess the right ratio to use, so his experiments backfire in a freaky way. Written by Anonymous

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29 September 1986 (USA)  »

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This episode by inspired by a story from the EC Comics magazine Weird Tales #15 (September/October 1952) entitled "Miscalculation". See more »

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References Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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Addicted to Love
Written by Robert Palmer
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Like a bad episode of "Weird Science" combined with "The Wizard of Oz".
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this episode, Jon Cryer plays a complete creep. His dorm room is covered in pinup pictures and he's forever making obnoxious remarks to women to try to pick them up--with predictable results. However, this nasty little creep accidentally creates a formula which causes living creatures from photos to come to life. At first, he does this with a dog and later he manages to bring sexy ladies to life--and inexplicably they want him. Unfortunately for him, it never quite works out correctly and they soon melt--much like the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz".

This episode appears to be a bad knockoff of "Weird Science"--which is a bad film. So, ripping off crap is a sure sign of what the quality is of this show. All in all, a rather unappealing episode filled with bad acting, poor direction and a dopey script. It's as if the show was created by a group of 7th grade boys...horny 7th grade boys.


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