Friday, January 13, 2012

Tales From The Cryptkeeper S1 Ep.04: Gone Fishin' (1993)

Tales From The Cryptkeeper
Season 1, Episode 04
Gone Fishin'


The Cryptkeeper, on a little subterranean fishing trip, introduces this week's episode entitled, suitably enough, Gone Fishin'.

Randy's Uncle Ned tries to teach him the realities of life while on a fishing trip, but the cruelty to nature and littering at his uncle's command doesn't sit well with him. Or with nature, for that matter.


Randy starts hallucinating man-sized fish everywhere, which actually has nothing to do with the story. It just filled time to get to the ridiculous twist-ending, which made me smile despite (or perhaps because of) how silly and trite it was.  Or maybe because it reminded me of a Far Side strip.


Uncle Ned is kind of a creepy fellow, getting his sadistic kicks by torturing fish and emotionally abusing his nephew. I wouldn't be surprised if he was secretly a serial killer so obsessed with that lake because that's where he dumped the bodies. Of course, you have to read between the lines to understand that. For some reason, networks are kind of skittish about showing such things on a Saturday morning cartoon.

--J/Metro

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