"Hey, these product ads really work - thanks to a gizmo that plants suggestions in people's minds."
-- DVD description for the episode
Smoke Wrings is the ninth episode of the seventh season of Tales from the Crypt and the eighty-ninth episode overall. The episode was released on June 21st, 1996.
A young man (Daniel Craig) with a strange device is hired into an advertising company by an esteemed executive. What the executive does not know is that the young man is scheming with the woman's enraged ex-partner (Paul Freeman), who seeks revenge against her.
Opening Segment Edit"They tell me Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. He's a strange guy. But that's not why I called this meeting of the five families. The Tahacklies, the Bonettis, the others. The reason I called you all together is this. As Godfather of the Goreleone family, I say its time that we in horrorganized crime stop frighting each other. I want there to be peace amongst us. I want there to be a whole lot of pieces. Which is kind of like the young man in tonight's tale. He wants a whole lot of something, too, in a nasty nugget I call "Smoke Wrings."
Closing Segment Edit"I guess Barry didn't realize the ad campaign would be his.
Still, it's good to see that he's 'groan' into the job. So, everyone agrees to the truce. Except you. You know what that means, don't you? It means I have to kill you. Take that! That's why they call me 'the offer you can't refuse.' "
- The title is a play on the term "smoke rings".