Tales from the Crypt (1996)

Season 5 Episode 13

Till Death Do We Part

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Aired Unknown Dec 08, 1993 on HBO
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A young stud involved with a female mob boss begins an affair with a young waitress and when he gets caught and is ordered to kill her, all may or may not be what it seems to be.

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  • a pretty waitress falls for a handsome man who is involved with a creepy old woman associated with the mob.

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    This is another favorite of mine from Season five. An attractive woman falls in love with a man who is involved with a creepy old woman associated with the mob. The old woman catches her in her home, and sets to have her killed. The man must be brainwashed by this old woman, or scared of her because he listens to her. He has a dream sequence in which her believes the waitress has betrayed him so he judges her because of that dream. I really like the acting in this episode, and the gore and effects were really good.moreless
John Stamos

John Stamos

Johnny Canaparo

Guest Star

Eileen Brennan

Eileen Brennan

"Ruthless" Ruth Brazzi

Guest Star

Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

Frank

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • [Opening wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a sports announcer.]
      The Crypt Keeper: Welcome back, spurts fans, to game seven of the World Scaries. It's the Fright Sox versus the Boo-jays. I'm your announcer, Vin Skully. Can the Sox keep their winning shriek alive, that's the big question today. ... Wait a minute. Looks like there's going to be a pitching change...the Jays are bringing in the rot hanger! And while they do that, we'll take another look at the defence. We have Ooze on first, Guts on second, and tonight's Terror tale on third. It concerns a young lady who's pretty fond of die-amonds herself, and doesn't mind a little squeeze play to get them. I call it, "Till Death Do We Part".

      [Closing wraparound segment with the Crypt Keeper as a baseball player.]
      The Crypt Keeper: That Lucy. What a cutup! [laughs] I'll bet she wishes she was the one on the chopping spree. Well, kiddies, looks like I'll have to work myself out of a jam. Two on, two out. The tie runs in s-goring positions. Spatter up! [throws baseball; hits the heads off of the catcher and umpire skeletons] What do you know, a double beheader! [laughs]

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Vin Scully

      Legendary, Iconic, award-winning sportscaster, with a sixty year career as the play-by-play man for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers Major League baseball clubs.

      In this episode, during the baseball announcer themed opening wraparound segment, the Crypt Keeper says, "I'm your announcer, Vin Skully". This is, of course, the Crypt Keeper's play-on-words for the iconic sportscaster.

    • William M. Gaines

      The publisher of EC comics and one of the most famous and recognizable personalities and talents in the comic industry. He became as well known for his adult-style cutting edge comics such as "Tales From The Crypt" and "Mad Magazine" as he did for his famous testimony against the U.S. congress in 1954, in which he defended the effects of his morbid comics on young children in the 1950's.

      Al Feldstein

      Writer for nearly every EC new trend title from the late 40's to the mid 50's. During his initial partnership with William M. Gaines, Publisher of EC, he wrote and drew all of his own stories but soon after becoming editor of most of the EC titles, he saved his artwork for covers only. His run at EC was notable for great writing and allowing the EC artists to keep their art styles and add their own unique artistic talents to accomodate the story. After the new trend titles were discontinued in 1955 he joined Mad and enjoyed an incredible 18 year long run as editor.

      In the intro, the Crypt Keeper displays who is where on the baseball diamond, with Ooze on first, Guts on second, and Terror on third.
      Gaines is the pitcher, Feldstein is the catcher.

    • Abbott and Costello

      In addition to the allusion to Gaines and Feldstein mentioned in the above point, the players Ooze on first and Guts on second rhyme with "who's on first, what's on second" from Abbot and Costello's famous "Who's on First" routine.

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