Tales from the Crypt: Season 4, Episode 6

What's Cookin' (22 Jul. 1992)

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Married couple Fred and Erma's restaurant has seen better days. But things change once a stranger walks in, with a rather unique steak recipe...



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Episode complete credited cast:
Crypt Keeper (voice)
Jeannette Lewis ...
First Secretary
Helen Nassilski ...
Second Secretary (as Helen Nasillski)


Married couple Fred and Erma's restaurant has seen better days. But things change once a stranger walks in, with a rather unique steak recipe...

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Fred's wife Erma mentions "The Daily Bugle" to her husband. The fictional newspaper is the one Peter Parker worked for in the Spider Man comic book series. See more »


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Neat "Crypt" episode
19 March 2009 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

These "Tales From the Crypt" episodes are really hit or miss. The really good ones are sinfully funny and entertaining but there are a fair amount of stinkers in this anthology series. Which season is best I have no idea but this fourth season overall is above average.

"What's Cookin'" is a pretty neat episode. It combines gross out gore, outrageous humor and some impressive talent in the acting department. Christopher Reeve probably had a field day playing his role, he doesn't display that much range here but we all know what he was capable of and he does well here. Judd Nelson, while not a favourite by a long shot, is OK here and Meat Loaf has a "tasty" cameo.

The story, as in most "Crypt" episodes, is fairly simple and the twist ending is rather predictable but it's fun to watch. This time around, the bad people don't get their just desserts but the one that's even worse does. That's mostly fair, right?

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