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"Now hear this...Okay, watch it, too - a nifty bit about a safecracker and an, ahem, ear-ie auditory operation."

-- DVD description for the episode


Plot Edit

A greedy safe cracker with a slight hearing loss gets entangled in a game between a mobster and his beautiful, exotic wife and ends up getting the auditory system he could only dream of. But there's a price.

Opening Segment Edit

Earopening
"Look, lady. I'm sorry if the product made your skin fall off. But we never do axe-changes on sale merchandise. Next. Some people. Maybe at Doomingdales the ghost-omer's always fright. But not here. Attention all Slay Mart choppers! Interested in tonight's boo light special? It concerns a couple of crooks who are about to learn the benefits of dying wholesale. I call this big of gash-and-carry "Ear Today...Gone Tomorrow."

Closing Segment Edit

Earclosing
"Poor Glynn! I hope his Boo Cross policy's in force! Sounded to me like he got in his screamium just in time. So, how will you be paying today?"

[Crypt Keeper takes card and swipes it, electrocuting himself]

"Now, that's a charge card! Woo!"

Trivia Edit

  • This episode is included on disc three of the Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Seventh Season DVD collection.
  • The title of this episode is taken from the phrase "Here today, gone tomorrow".
  • The story from this episode is adapted from the "Bats In My Belfry"! vignette from Tales From The Crypt #24, June-July, 1951 by William M. Gaines and Al Feldstein
  • In the original comic, the main character is given the auditory system of a vampire bat, but in the televised version, he has the auditory system of an owl.

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