In 1993, the children’s animated series Tiny Toon Adventures spoofed Tales from the Crypt with an episode called “Toons from the Crypt.” Buster Bunny takes on the role of the Crypt Keeper, telling three separate horror stories in the same style of the HBO show. Due to its horror content, the episode wasn’t aired during the cartoon’s initial run on Fox Kids. It wasn’t seen in its entirety until Nickelodeon acquired the rerun rights.
The connection between these two shows doesn’t end here. During the production of Tiny Toon Adventures‘ third season, Buster Bunny voice actor Charlie Adler left the show. Guess who was brought in to replace Adler for the remainder of the series? The Crypt Keeper himself… John Kassir!
In Greek legend, sorceress Circe (pronounced Kirke) is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, an ocean nymph. She is said to have been surrounded by beasts that could not be seen elsewhere. When others came to her palace, they saw the beasts, but only what they recognized, like lions, bears and wolves. The beasts acted as domesticated animals, showing their kindness by wagging their tails. Some say they were actually drugged victims of Circe.