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The Ray Bradbury Theater: Fee Fie Foe Fum

A man installs a garbage disposer, which worries his grandmother-in-law a great deal.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x13
Airdate: Wednesday October 28th, 1992

Director: John Reid (1)
Story: Ray Bradbury
Teleplay: Ray Bradbury

Guest Stars
Jean StapletonJean Stapleton
As Grandma

Co-Guest Stars
Patrick SmithPatrick Smith
As Postman
Lucy LawlessLucy Lawless
As Liddy Barton
Main Cast


Tom arrives at the home where his wife Liddy is working in the kitchen at her grandmother's home. Grandma sics her dog on Tom, who manages to get past it and brings a large box into the kitchen. Tom wonders where Grandma is and Liddy admits she's probably upstairs counting her money. He shows his wife the dog bite and says he's brought a contribution to the home. Upstairs, Grandma watches suspiciously as Tom brings in Mister Muncher, a garbage disposal machine guaranteed to chew up anything. He dumps out a bag of bones to test it, and explains that he received the disposal in payment for a plumbing job. He hooks it up to the sink and then taunts the dog with one of the bones before tossing it into the disposal. The noise wakes up Grandma, who is trying to sleep up above. ..

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Episode Quotes
Tom: Grandma, uh, Liddy is going to work.
Grandma: You should try it.

Changes from the short story:

* The episode is greatly expanded. Tom is a marginally unemployed plumber rather than an office worker. Grandma in the episode has a hidden fortune. An ending of sorts is provided in the episode, while the short story ends with Tom coming home after ditching Liddy, and it is revealed the entire thing is a plot by Grandma.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRay Bradbury
Executive ProducerRay Bradbury  |  Larry Wilcox  |  Peter Sussman
Supervising ProducerDon Reynolds  |  Tom Cotter (1)
ProducerMary Kahn  |  Chris Bailey (3)
Production DesignerRon Highfield
EditorChris Gurr
CastingSusan Forrest  |  Marianne Willison  |  Darlene Kaplan
Line ProducerJanine Dickens
First Assistant DirectorJessica Hobbs
Second Assistant DirectorPhee Phanshell
Music SupervisorDavid Greene (4)
Costume DesignerNgila Dickson
Make-upTrish Cohen
Key GripKevin Donovan
Camera OperatorPeter McCaffrey
Location ManagerLisa Kissin
Production CoordinatorSteve D'Onofrio  |  Jane Lindsay
Assistant EditorChristine Monaghan
Post Production SupervisorJohannes Konigstorfer  |  John Harcourt
GafferIan Beale
Director of PhotographyWarrick Attewell
Production SecretaryLynn Hargreaves
Art DirectorMike Becroft
Sound RecordistGraham Morris (2)
Third Assistant DirectorSarah Miln
Boom OperatorMyk Farmer
Production AccountantSally Campbell
Sound SupervisorJohn McKay (3)
Wardrobe AssistantEmily Carter
Best BoyMark Smith (3)
Executive In Charge Of ProductionNicholas Wry
Production ExecutiveRick Weaver (2)
Unit ManagerPeta Sinclair
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDel Mehes
Assistant To The ProducerNikki Walker
ContinuityRowena Yalland
Focus PullerFred Renata
HairTrish Cohen
ComposerChris Dedrick
Construction ManagerPhil Chitty
Wardrobe SupervisorGavin McLean
Still PhotographerKen George
WranglerCaroline Girdlestone
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