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A backwoods farmer buys a jar, and its strange contents, from a carney boss and uses it to attract his neighbors and gain their respect.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x15
Airdate: Friday January 17th, 1992

Director: Randy Bradshaw
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury


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Guest Stars
Jennifer DaleJennifer Dale
As Thedy
Recurring
Paul Le MatPaul Le Mat
As Charlie

Co-Guest Stars
Bill MeilenBill Meilen
As Jahdoo
Recurring
Earl PastkoEarl Pastko
As Tom Carmody
John DeeJohn Dee
As Gramps
Billy Morton (2)Billy Morton (2)
As Luke Marmer
Randall PayneRandall Payne
As Carney Boss
Main Cast

Recap

Tom Carmody comes into the home of Thedy and enters her bedroom. She's undressed but clearly comfortable with him being there and they embrace...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "The Jar" by Ray Bradbury. This story was first published in Weird Tales (November 1944).



Analysis
Changes from the short story:

* In the episode, Tildy gets a tattoo, which makes the denouement and her eventual fate much clearer.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerTom Cotter (1)  |  Mary Kahn
ProducerTom Cox  |  Don Reynolds  |  Randy Bradshaw  |  Doug Macleod (3)
Production DesignerJohn Blackie
EditorDoug Forbes
CastingLeslie Swan  |  Susan Forrest  |  Darlene Kaplan
First Assistant DirectorDavid Webb (3)
Second Assistant DirectorColin Leadlay
Music SupervisorDavid Greene (4)
Costume DesignerWendy Partridge
Make-upGail Kennedy
GripJohn Adshead
Key GripOstap Toroshenko
Camera OperatorJohn Holbrook
Set DecoratorLouise Middleton
Location ManagerMurray Ord
Transportation CoordinatorColeman Robinson
Property MasterChris Dutton
Construction CoordinatorBill Rayment
Production CoordinatorNancy Gullett
Post Production SupervisorJohn Harcourt
GafferBruno Bittner
Director of PhotographyDean Bennett (2)
Art DirectorScott Dobbie
Post Production CoordinatorPaul Winestock  |  Catherine Hall (2)  |  Steve D'Onofrio
Production ManagementLes Kimber
Sound EditorDavid Evans (4)  |  Jane Tattersall
Special EffectsRichard "Buck" Stevens
Dubbing MixerAustin Grimaldi  |  Sal Grimaldi
Sound RecordistGarrell Clark
Third Assistant DirectorEhud Ellman
Boom OperatorPeter Wugalter
Production AccountantMarilyn Moyer
Transportation CaptainDennis Pugh
Set DresserAvery King  |  Jim Murray
Wardrobe AssistantDiane Routly
Assistant Production ManagerDavid McLeod (2)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionNicholas Wry
Production ExecutiveRick Weaver (2)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDel Mehes
ContinuityLeslie Druker
Focus PullerJim Stacey
Assistant Sound EditorJudy Kemeny  |  Richard Harkness
HairRosemary Diekmann
Best Boy GripGerry Mackie
ComposerChris Dedrick
Still PhotographerDouglas Curran
Assistant Set DecoratorAllan Marx
Best Boy ElectricianMartin Wilde
 
Warning: The Ray Bradbury Theater season 5 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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