Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 6 Episode 10

In the Groove

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Aired Unknown Dec 21, 1994 on HBO
7.5
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A frustrated talk radio host finally achieves success and resorts to anything to keep it, even murder.

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  • Weak entry in the series.

    4.5
    This is the third episode for Miguel Ferrer and each episodes were very weak entries in the series. His first, The Thing From The Grave was very lame and He cameoed in the very slow and tame As Ye Sow and this one was no better, very tame and simply boring, and not very original, and contained a paper thin plot and a very crappy twist.

    Nothing really happens and it's just a standard, kill yur family member to get full custody of something story.

    It was nice to see two of my favorite females from my two other favorite HBO shows, Dream On and The Larry Sanders Show but nothing else is even worth mentioning, except maybe Ferrer who can make even crap smell good. But not even he is enough to save this tired story. One of the weaker entries from season six that's for sure.

    A sure fire Snoozer.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Music: Composed by Greg De Belles.

    • Crypt Keeper Wardrobe: In the opening and closing wraparound segments, the Crypt Keeper is working at the "Fright-of-Way Driving School" (Phone: KLL-CRPT) driving a car.

      The vest and shirt worn by the Crypt Keeper in these segments are also used in "Oil's Well That Ends Well", "The Assassin" and "Fatal Caper" segments. This outfit replaced the traditional robe as the Crypt Keeper's basic look when he wasn't dressed as an occupation or a famous person.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Gary: [in a pre-taped segment] You see, the problem was I was nuts about her. And I was totally blinded from seeing what a fool I was. I tell you, its amazing sometimes, what you'll do to close the deal.

    • Gary: Have I ever told you people about my mother? My mother owned a lot of radio stations in her day. Not that I was ever employed in any of them, because, you see, she didn't want to spoil us. And when she died, what do you think this loving, nurturing woman left me in her will? Her Chicago station? No. Her Minneapolis station? Uh-uh, no. All she left me was half of her Lancaster station. Half. And do you know why she did this? Because after holding me back my entire life, she wanted to keep me under her thumb from beyond the grave as well! Have you ever heard anything more sick, anything more perverse? [rips off headphones and goes to Mother's picture] In spite of all her success, my mother was just a greedy, hateful, wretched, old, shriveled up bitch! [destroys picture over his chair] I hope you're in hell, Mother, because that's what you made my life!

    • Gary: Let me tell you something, pal. You catch colon cancer, that's a problem. Your dog dies, it's your best friend, that's a problem. You catch your wife in bed with another woman, not a problem.

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper in a driving school.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Hello, kiddies. You're just in time for your driving lesson. Today, we'll be learning about scare-allel parking, and the right way to look behind when hacking up. But first, I thought we'd go over a few common hand signals. [sticks left arm out with hand and forearm pointing upward] This, of course, means you're turning right. [sticks hand straight out] And this means you're turning left. And this means...[moves hand off screen, car horn blares at him, Crypt Keeper discovers his hand's been cut off at the wrist] Slow down! It's time to watch Tales from the Crypt! [laughs] Tonight's moving violation concerns a disc jockey, who's so cutting edge, he may lose his chop. I call it, "In the Groove".

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper in a driving school, having crashed his car into a pole.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Poor Gary! Talk about being number one... with a bullet! [laughs] Looks like he'll be the mourning man after all! [laughs] As for me kiddies, I guess I better start practicing what I preach. I got caught going a little fester than the speed limit, but the officer decided to let me off with a warning. [Cryptkeeper bribes skeleton officer with a twenty] See? It pays to know the ghouls of the road. [laughs]

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