Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 3 Episode 4

Abra Cadaver

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Aired Unknown Jun 19, 1991 on HBO
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A respected doctor's career is ended when his med school brother plays a practical joke on him giving him a heart attack. Twelve years later, he exacts revenge when he uses his brother, now a doctor, as a guinea pig for his life after death experiment.

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    Beau Bridges

    Beau Bridges

    Dr. Martin Fairbanks

    Guest Star

    Tony Goldwyn

    Tony Goldwyn

    Dr. Carl Fairbanks

    Guest Star

    Tom Wright

    Tom Wright

    Mitch

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (7)

    • QUOTES (5)

      • [Spoiler Warning]

        Carl: [In inner monologue as a pair of morticians prepare to do the final autopsy] Martin was wrong about one thing, the sense of touch isn't the first thing to go... it's the last! [Lets out an inner blood curdling scream as the saw comes across his forehead]

      • Carl: [To a nude female corpse] Honey, I'd turn necro for you in a second.

      • Mitch: [In Jamaican accent] One thing about my ganja, I tell you, it won't go kill you. [laughs]

      • Mitch: [In Jamaican accent] What are you doing down there, Johnny Doe, sir? You don't like the accommodations? You want to change to another hotel at this time? Too late, man. Club Dread for you.

      • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper dressed as a doctor]
        The Crypt Keeper: Ah, a corpse by any other name would smell as sweet. Unless, of course, it isn't dead yet! [laughs] Tonight's tawdry tale is about a man whose bravely concerned about matters of life and death. Why he'd care about that remains to be seen. [laughs] I call this putrid piece "Abra Cadaver".

        [Closing wraparound segment.]
        The Crypt Keeper: And Carl thought he was the family's practical joker. Wanna play doctor? Then open wide and say 'AHHHHHHH!'

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The Burns And Allen Show

        Popular sitcom which aired on CBS from 1950-1958 and starred real life husband and wife, George Burns and Gracie Allen. At the end of every episode, Burns would tell his wife to "Say Goodnight, Gracie." Her response was "Goodnight".

        In this episode, Martin says "Say Goodnight, Gracie" before injecting Carl with the serum.

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