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Mon Jul 15, 2019, 12:23 PM Jul 2019

Is this where Trump got the idea for the ever lasting IRS audit?

I was watching "Eerie, Indiana" last night - old (1991-1992) comedy series that only lasted one season - the episode was "Zombies in P.J.s."

The plot is that a local store owner (played by John Astin) is dreading an IRS audit since he had forgotten to file his taxes for twelve years.

Radford: I forgot to pay my income tax. For twelve years. Mea culpa, already! It slipped my mind.

Simon Holmes: It's an honest mistake. I'm sure they'd understand.

Radford: Understand? The IRS? They are ruthless, heartless bureaucrats with one goal in life: making me pay. Why, the average IRS agent would make the Devil Himself seem like Mr Rogers.

Thus setting up the plot for the show. A con artist, "The Donald" (played by Rene Auberjois) shows up, encouraging the shop owner to offer credit so he could sell everything in his store. Of course, it get weirder than that, this being Eerie, Indiana.

At the end when The Donald gets his due, having been outsmarted by a fake IRS auditor, there is a comment that an audit could last forever. Did Don the Con see this back in the day and remember that comment?
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Is this where Trump got the idea for the ever lasting IRS audit? (Original Post) csziggy Jul 2019 OP
I remember that show. It was great. NT mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2019 #1
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