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So Lou comes up with a scheme to earn money if he has his brother Billy (Bruno Kirby) who is a coroner as he wants to fake his death and collect half of his million dollar insurance as all he has to do is to fly to Brazil, get plastic surgery and wait for his wife to meet him.A very well written and nicely paced episode that isn't scary or a horror but really more of a dark thriller comedy. Use the HTML below. Making it look like a burglar has murdered him, all he has left to do is fly to Brazil, change his appearance, and wait for his wife to meet him. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. To that end, the Happy Place is a labor of love, an oasis of purity in an often compromised pop culture realm. It’s an exceedingly loud and vulgar exploration of the destruction of a singularly loud and vulgar man’s life where even the bit players over-act egregiously, whether in the form of the debt collector who talks like a 1930s gangster or a jury forewomen who doesn’t just announce Lou’s guilty verdict but … She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. He refuses. Help ensure a future for the Happy Place, vote in our big 2020 poll and get sweet merch like tee-shirts, posters, tee-shirts and mugs by pledging at https://www.patreon.com/nathanrabinshappyplace/merch, AND of course you need to Buy My Book! Comic Source. Buy My Book! June 15, 1991. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Fox, Yvette Freeman, and Ben Hartigan. Like most “funny” episodes of Tales From the Crypt, “The Trap” is not subtle or sophisticated. He, Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern needed to first “find their smiles” and then Curly’s Gold but Kirby is playing a different character here so his motivation should also be different. Though initially successful in fooling the police, Lou runs into trouble when Irene (Teri Garr) and Billy (Bruno Kirby)—Lou’s wife and brother, respectively—develop a plan of their own. She reminds him that they are behind on their bills and suggests she get a job. “The Trap” is a clever but deeply flawed Tales from the Crypt episode. The twist, such as it is, in “The Trap” is that when an apoplectic Lou comes back to the States post-surgery to confront his wife and brother he discovers that they’re now married and pretend not to know who he is. Making it look like a burglar has murdered him, all he has left to do is fly to Brazil, have plastic surgery to change his appearance, and wait for his wife to meet him. Was this review helpful to you? (15 Jun 1991). Also worth criticizing is Mother Paloma’s funeral outburst directed at Irene and Billy (neither of whom “deserved” Lou according to Mrs. Paloma), which comes across as excessively mean-spirited rather than cute or amusing. “The Trap” is largely devoid of surprises but the actors, including Fox in a fun cameo as the attorney prosecuting Lou are all clearly having a ball and their pleasure is infectious. "Tales from the Crypt" The Trap (TV Episode 1991) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. An abrasive husband comes home to tell his wife that he has lost his job again. Fired from his job, a 41 year old man named Lou Paloma (Bruce Mcgill) is so upset that his wife Irene (Teri Garr) suggests she gets a job and he gets a better job since they are behind their bills.

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