Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 3 Episode 2

Carrion Death

Aired Unknown Jun 15, 1991 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segnments, the Crypt Keeper is dressed as a motorcycle cop.

      The motorcycle cop helmet the Crypt Keeper is wearing looks to be the same one worn by Alexander, the State trooper in the episode.

    • During the ending scene, after the vulture rips out both of Diggs' eyes, his dummy double is clearly evident in the shot and looks really fake. Due to the tongue-in-cheek aspect of this episode, this may have been deliberate on the part of the filmmakers.

    • Goof: When the motorcycle cop's bike is just about to crash into Diggs' car, Kyle MacLachlan's stunt double is clearly visible as he is running from the vehicle.

  • Quotes

    • The Crypt Keeper: Good evening, felons. Time to assume the position, if you know what I mean, and prepare for another assault and battery on your senses. Tonight's steamy saga is about a nice young man with a very bad attitude. In fact, it's positively criminal. I call this little game of chops and clobbers, "Carrion Death".

    • Diggs: Sorry, birdie. This buffet's been canceled.

    • Diggs: Women. Can't live with them, can't fit more than one in the trunk at a time.

    • Diggs: (after making an axe out of a piece of wood and a badge) This baby is going to cut fine. All right. It's been nice traveling with you, cop, but this is where we go our separate ways. Believe me, this is going to hurt you more than it hurts me.

    • The Crypt Keeper: Poor Diggs. Here today, leftovers tomorrow. Boy, talk about flipping someone the bird. Personally, I'm with the buzzards except I like my meat a little more well done. Cook 'em, Danno.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • T. Alexander: You trying to tell me something, Lassie?
      Popular family favorite and beloved canine collie character featured in nearly every form of media since the 1930's. Lassie first appeared in a short story by Eric Knight, then later in several feature films, a radio show, and in the 1950s in a popular TV series that is most associated with the character. In all forms of media the basic formula is the same, that of a collie saving and helping various people in times of trouble, with most characters understanding the dog even though she would mostly just communicate and warn of trouble through barking and whimpering. It was very common for a character to know exactly what and where the trouble was just by a few head nods and barks from Lassie.

    • The Crypt Keeper: Cook 'em Danno.
      Popular police crime drama set in Hawaii starring Jack Lord and James MacArthur which aired on CBS for 12 seasons from 1968-1980. The term five-o is derived from Hawaii being the 50th state, and has since become the slang term for police. The series is widely remembered for its beautiful Hawaii locales, it's catchy and often used theme song and the iconic catch-phrase, "Book 'em Danno". The Crypt Keeper is dressed as a motorcycle cop and rewords the catch-phrase, "Book 'em Danno", as "Cook 'em Danno".

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