The Ray Bradbury Theater

The Coffin

Season 3, Ep 9, Aired 5/7/88
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  • Episode Description
  • An aging inventor builds a custom designed casket as his final creation... and to inflict revenge on a greedy brother.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Sussman

  • Larry Wilcox

  • Pierre Bertrand-Jaume

  • Ray Bradbury

  • Bill Allan

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Charles: What do you want? Richard: You know I always pop by each week to see how you are. Charles: Your attendance here, Richard, is prompted by one of two motives. Plan A, to see if I'm dead. Plan B, if I am unhappily still living, touch me for some money.

    • Richard: You can't die, Charles. Who would I have to hate then?

    • Richard: I'll be damned. Charles: I hope so.

    • Charles: Help yourself to another drink, Richard. Sun will be over the yardarm in eight hours.

    • Charles: Lend me a hand with this, uh, lid. Richard: For your coffin? Any time.

    Notes (2)

    • "Braling" was used previously as the last name of a computer salesman in the first season's "Marionette's, Inc.", which also involved robots.

    • This episode is based on the short story "The Coffin" by Ray Bradbury. It was first published as "Wake for the Living" in Dime Mystery (September, 1947).

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