Tales from the Crypt: Season 2, Episode 12

Fitting Punishment (19 Jun. 1990)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Horror
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Mean and stingy cheapskate funeral home director Ezra Thornberry treats his deceased clients with an appalling lack of respect. Following the death of his mother, Ezra's naive teenage ... See full summary »

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Uncle Ezra Thornberry
Jon Clair ...
Bobby Thornberry
Teddy Wilson ...
Clyde
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Crypt Keeper (voice)
Nick LaTour ...
Doctor (as Nick La Tour)
Al Fann ...
Mr. Jeffries
Joanne Jackson ...
Woman in Mourning
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Mean and stingy cheapskate funeral home director Ezra Thornberry treats his deceased clients with an appalling lack of respect. Following the death of his mother, Ezra's naive teenage nephew Bobby is forced to live with the nasty old coot. Complications arise when Bobby disapproves of Ezra's unscrupulous business practices. Written by Woodyanders

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The scariest and most memorable episode yet
3 July 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I think that this is the scariest and most memorable episode yet. The mood it carried was very freaky and had that great payoff at the end. I wish that we would have gotten to see the Uncle suffer a little more, but what we got was still very satisfying.

The episode also had a dark humorous angle, the lines were clever and the Uncle was just one of those characters that you loved to hate.

The episode is about a young boy begging his uncle to be allowed to live with him since the death of his parents. The uncle is an embalmer and a very crappy one at that. He is selfish and only thinks about the money. He sees Bobby as a problem and ends up killing him. But payback is a bitch, as you all know.

The last couple of minutes were very suspenseful. I very much enjoyed the episode.


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