Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Judy, You're Not Yourself Today 

A housewife stressed out by her husbands reckless behavior welcomes an elderly cosmetics saleswoman in to her home. Only to discover that the old hag has another more devious motive.


Randa Haines


Steven Dodd (creator), Scott Nimerfro (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview:
Frances Bay ... Witch
Carol Kane ... Judy
Brian Kerwin ... Donald
John Kassir ... Crypt Keeper (voice)
David Dunard David Dunard ... Joe
Todd Field ... Eugene
Shari Stagliano Maier Shari Stagliano Maier ... Corpse (as Shari Maier)


Judy is a middle class housewife who is regularly stressed out by her gun toting husband Donald's reckless behavior. One day an elderly cosmetic saleswoman comes knocking at the couples home. With her spouses antics taking their toll on her and only just beginning to make their mark on her features. Judy welcomes the old woman in. in reality however the saleswoman is a witch who swaps bodies with the more youthful Judy by means of a mystical amulet. It seems that what her tiresome husband has told her in the past is now literally true. Judy is truly not her self today and won't be for quite some time. Written by Robert McElwaine

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Release Date:

12 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Crypt Keeper: [wearing a blood pack facial mask and a towel on his head] Oh, hello there, fright fans. I've just been sitting here waiting for my blood pack to harden. My cosmotologist said I was starting to look a little lifeless.
Crypt Keeper: Much better, eh? Which reminds me, tonight's poison parable is about a couple who take their appearance very seriously. Needless to say, they're going to end up trying to save face. I call this one "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today."
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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Unique Little Episode
31 August 2011 | by mattressman_pdlSee all my reviews

Judy, You're Not Yourself Today may stand as one of the most provocative, unique offerings from the crypt. It's eccentric style and over the top performances make for a highly unusual experience. Is it good? Well, that's up for debate.

A kooky, pretentious couple find their relationship tested by a body-switching witch. One can't blame the actors as they're all immensely watchable and take the show to maniacal levels. There are actually a few laughs to be had here, folks.

But it's just quite uneven, jarringly so. It feels like one of the more obscure Tales from the Darkside episodes...and thats not a compliment. It's still better than most of today's television, at least.

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