Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 5 Episode 2

As Ye Sow

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1993 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • [Spoiler warning]

      Goof: Seeing as how Devoe took so many pictures of Father Sejac, the hitman should have known what his target looked like.

    • Sam Waterston receives the "and" credit.

    • Music: Composed by Branford Marsalis.

    • The radio station call letters on the Cryptkeeper's microphone in the opening wraparound segment are KDOA for "Dead on Arrival" or "Dead Or Alive".

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a talk radio host.

      At the end of the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as Howard Stern.

  • Quotes

    • Hitman: In your ear, father.

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a radio talk show host.]
      Man: You've got to help me, Dr. Biscus! It's our son's eating habits!
      The Crypt Keeper: You said you're cannibals, right?
      Man: Yes, that's why his vegetarianism thing scares me!
      The Crypt Keeper: No need to worry. For one thing, vegetarians are probably much better for him. I like to stalk one myself from time to time. [laughs] My advise is to let him fiend for himself; the little nipper will then learn to maggot on his own, if you're too busy protecting him. Our next caller, Leo, thinks his wife is cheating on him. Let's hope for her sake that he doesn't catch her in the hacked. I call this sickening psycho-drama, "As Ye Sow".

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a radio talk show host.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Talk about a pain in the aps! That's love for you. Eerie today, gaunt tomorrow. [laughs] As for me, kiddies, my shift's up. It's the top of the hour, time for your favorite mourning man. [opens microphone; sticks finger in it; electrocutes self; laughs/shrieks while doing so] [The Crypt Keeper then gets long black hair, sunglasses and a fake nose,to resemble Howard Stern.] What's the matter? You've never seen a shock-jock before? [laughs]

    • Father Sejac: Well we have a lot of over stressed young professionals here in the flock and unstable relationships and all the issues that are connected to that are part of the ineviability I have to deal with.
      Leo: Could I just whoa-whoa. Roll that back a minute. What Issues?

  • Notes

    • Director Kyle MacLachlan and Miguel Ferrer both starred on the television show Twin Peaks, which could explain the latter's presence in this episode.

    • Director Connection: The director of this episode, Kyle MacLachlan also appears in the episode, "Carrion Death".

    • EC Comic Connection: Story adapted from Shock SuspenStories #14, April-May 1954. Art by George Evans.

    • Cast Connection: Miguel Ferrer also appeared in the episodes "The Thing From The Grave" & "In The Groove".

  • Allusions

    • Howard Stern

      Popular American "shock jock", with a highly rated radio and television show, famous for his use of crude language, lewd sexual remarks, and racial and scatological humor. For this reason, he is a very controversial figure and the center of many FCC investigations and complaints. Although he is the highest paid radio personality in America, he is also the most heavily fined. In 2004, he moved his show over to Sirius Satellite Radio and can now get away with most of his sexual and lewd content, as it is not governed by the FCC.

      In this episode, At the end of the closing wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as Howard Stern.

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