Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Jonas has been forced into mandatory retirement. He can't relax, though, because Anita's friends are driving him crazy.


Mary Lambert


A. Whitney Brown (screenplay), Battle Davis (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
M. Emmet Walsh ... Jonas
Audra Lindley ... Anita
Martin Garner Martin Garner ... Roy


After forty-seven years of work as general sales manager, Jonas is forced into a mandatory retirement. Along these years, his lonely wife Anita has collected many pets and Jonas is unable to relax with the animals at home. When he decides to have taxidermy as a hobby, Anita helps him to complete the collection. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

28 June 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Jonas: Are you running some kind of luxury resort for every flea-bitten parasite that trips across my doorstep? What's that dog eating? A steak?
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Good finish to season one that leaves you wanting more.
19 August 2006 | by TheScottmanSee all my reviews

In this episode M. Emmet Walsh plays A newly retired man named Jonas. He has been away from home so much he doesn't know his wife is a little crazy. In her loneliness she has befriend a lot of animals to fill her void. When she refuses to pick him over her animal friends, he takes matters in his own hands and starts taking up a new hobby and he's getting pretty good at it.

It starts off slow, but there is a lot of characterization in the first ten minutes, so don't just zone out. This was a good choice to end the season with.

But the real treat of this episode is the annoying neighbor played by Martin Garner. We all have one of those and he pulls it off perfectly. He is funny and at the same time he doesn't give away he is just there to get a few laughs.

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