The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)
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Let's Play Poison 

After witnessing a student's accidental death because of bullying, a teacher vows to put children in their place but they plan to do the same to him.


Bruce Pittman


Ray Bradbury (screenplay), Ray Bradbury (story)


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Episode credited cast:
Richard Benjamin ... Mr. Howard
Shane Meier ... Michael McDonald
Adam Derges Adam Derges ... Charles Scott Jones
Warren Graves Warren Graves ... Donald Bowers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Dunn ... Smiling Student


Mr. Howard witnesses the death of a favorite student because of bullying. He retired but is called back as a substitute teacher. Howard informs his new class that he considers them devils and will treat them accordingly, and they plan a chilling revenge around a game called Poison. Written by Gislef

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Release Date:

14 February 1992 (France) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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25 August 2019 | by africeSee all my reviews

Come on Bradbury! This is the worst episode yet. I've recently started watching ray bradbury theater and am terribly disappointed with his writing. I used to think he was one of the better writers but as I view these I find he is obsessed with mars and leaves his stories somewhat lacking. I'm not sure if he hates children or is afraid of them but it seems they are mostly portrayed as evil. This episode proves it. A better story would have been to bring the bullied child's spirit back to scare these bullies straight. I've lost respect for Bradbury

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