Welcome to Hell Muthafu*ka! Or….just welcome back to another edition of Simply Horrifying as we continue our jaunt down memory lane remembering some of the best episodes of “Tales from the Crypt.” In this episode, which is also one of my favorites, we have two comedians in the starring role, one being the immortal Don Rickles and the other being “Bobcat” Goldthwait, as two ventriloquists in “The Ventriloquist’s Dummy.”
Directed by Richard Donner, “Dummy” is the story of a retired ventriloquist and a young up-and-coming ventriloquist’s attempt to back in big. Remember a long time ago when ventriloquist’s were treated like kings and women threw themselves at them wishing they were the puppets? Well, neither do I.
This episode offers a pretty good twist and both comedians put out pretty good performances, mainly Rickles who is pretty convincing as the retired performing holding back a dark secret. All in all, one of the better episodes from Season Two.
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