A conniving con-man posing as a salesman gets more than he bargained for when he comes knocks at the door of the wrong family.



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Pa Brackett / Ma Brackett / Winona Brackett
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To say that the seemingly quaint Bracket family are a bit odd would be something of an understatement. To say that they never ignore a bargain would be another one. And no-one learns this more than Judd Campbell. A conniving con-man who comes knocking at their door posing as a salesman. But little does Judd realize is that's he's not the first unsuspecting salesman to have come a calling. A fact that he discovers to his horror and the Bracket's revel in with malevolent joy. Written by Robert McElwaine

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2 October 1993 (USA)  »

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Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Ma, Pa and Winona Brackett. See more »


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Great episode!
8 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this episode on YouTube. Mind you this is the only episode from the series I've watched all the way through, but being 16, I enjoyed it very much. With the macabre humour, and the excellent characters, what could go wrong? The acting in this episode is ingenious. Ed Begley Jnr is very good as Judd Campbell. But the show belongs to Tim Curry, whose trilogy of the Brackett family is unforgettable, especially Winona. Tim Curry was easily the best guest star of the series, and was nominated for an Emmy. Personally, he should have won it! The criticisms is that there is a disgusting bit, when Judd opens the door, and finds a dead body in a horrifying position, and then Pa Brackett hits him on the head with an axe, knocking him out, and the rather graphic sex scene that was quite disgusting. Very entertaining episode though, with some great dialogue!9/10. Bethany Cox

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