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32 Days of Halloween Part VIII, Day 29: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace!

Garth Marenghis Darkplace

Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade, two very disturbed individuals, are also Garth Marenghi and Dean Learner, two even more disturbed individuals, and they bring you this 1980s lost series by way of 2004: it’s Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. This is quite possibly one of the best 80stastic sendups in all of television history…and if you don’t get why it’s so terrifyingly accurate, then you should probably ask your parents. This series was followed by a chat show hosted by Learner, Man to Man With Dean Learner, and sadly I’m not sure we’ve seen any of Marenghi since. Because this is so wrong it goes back around to right again, rings the front doorbell and runs off.

This is the first episode of six. Sadly, despite actually being shown stateside, it isn’t in print on Region 1. Your best bet is to snag it and Man to Man in this boxed set. It’s worth it.