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"Ah, a corpse by any other name would smell as sweet. Unless, of course, it isn't dead yet! Tonight's tawdry tale is about a man whose bravely concerned about matters of life and death. Why he'd care about that remains to be seen."
The Crypt Keeper


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  • The title of this episode is a pun on the phrase "Abracadabra". Abracadabra is a popular term used by stage magicians when performing their tricks. The phrase is Aramaic in origin and roughly translates as, "I will create, as I say". A cadaver is the technical term for a dead human body. The term is usually used when describing bodies found in mortuaries and/or medical schools.
  • The Crypt Keeper's use of the phrase "A corpse by any other name..." is taken from "A rose by any other name...", which is a popular quotation from the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. Spoken by the character of Juliet, the full line is "What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet".
  • The title of this episode has also been used on episodes of The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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This article pertains to an episode from season 3 of the TV series Tales from the Crypt.

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