"When they throw the book at you, remember to duck. A predatory lawyer gets some of her own treatment."

-- DVD description of the episode

Plot Edit

Predatory, shameless, and obnoxious ambulance chasing lawyer Geraldine Ferrett gets busted in the remote small town of Stuecksville for a moving violation. Ferrett initially thinks that she can simply resolve the situation by paying a fine, but soon discovers that the folks in Stuecksville have a very odd and strict concept of justice that delivers capital punishment including misdemeanor crimes.

Opening Segment Edit

"From over seas and underworld, it's the Crypt Keeper Noose Network. Good evening crypts. In the news tonight, wolfman bites dog, vampires say life sucks, mummy takes the wrap after years in "de Nile," and illiterate zombies insist they're better dead than read. This just in. And our top story tonight is a nasty little soundbite about an ambulance-chasing lawyer whose about to bleed the toughest case of her life. I call it "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime."

Closing Segment Edit

"Talk about trial and terror. Still, I think Geri will do just fine. I mean aside from the occasional attack of motion sickness. And now it's time for business news. So Chip, what happened on the shock exchanges today. Oh! Oh sorry, looks like it's time for the spurts report instead. Oh boy!"

Trivia Edit

  • This episode is included on the Tales from the Crypt: The Complete Sixth Season DVD collection.
  • "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" aired on the same night as "Only Skin Deep".
  • The setting for this episode is New York State.
  • This episode plays with the convention of the "Groundhog Day" scenario, wherein the protagonist (or antagonist), finds themselves replaying the same nightmare over and over, but with some varying differences.
  • The Crypt Keeper is presented as an anchorman for CKNN, which is an acronym that stands for Crypt Keeper Noose Network.
  • The man who is seen being dragged into courtroom B is Scott Nimerfro. He is actually a writer on the series who has written episodes such as "Judy, You're Not Yourself Today", "Werewolf Concerto", "People Who Live in Brass Hearses", and "Came the Dawn".
  • The title comes from a song from the comic opera The Mikado with music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. The song details the unique punishments for crimes doled out by The Lord High Executioner of the play.
  • In the opening segments, comic covers from past episodes Werewolf Concerto, The Reluctant Vampire, Lower Berth, and 'Til Death.

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