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1st Feb '15 8:45:21 PM sabrina_diamond
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* "While the Cat's Away", the first episode of the animated spinoff TalesFromTheCryptKeeper, seems to confirm this theory. The Crypt Keeper tells the story as he leaves for his vacation, and it ends with the boys that broke into the house running into the Crypt Keeper after he returns from his vacation.
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* "While the Cat's Away", the first episode of the animated spinoff TalesFromTheCryptKeeper, seems to confirm this theory. The Crypt Keeper tells the whole story as he leaves for his vacation, and it ends with the boys that broke into the house running into the Crypt Keeper after he returns from his vacation.

[[WMG: The protagonists in the stories were the corpses in the Cryptkeeper's crypt.]] The stories explain who they were and usually how they died.
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[[WMG: The protagonists in the stories were the old corpses in the Cryptkeeper's crypt.]] The stories explain who they all were and usually ''usually'' how they died.

To this end, he deliberately portrays the protagonists [[AssholeVictim unsympathetically]] so the audience will perceive their ultimate fate as [[KarmicTwistEnding deserved]].
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To this end, he deliberately portrays the protagonists [[AssholeVictim unsympathetically]] so the audience will perceive their ultimate fate as being [[KarmicTwistEnding deserved]].

The Cryptkeeper just makes the stories up to keep his mind occupied during his boring tomb maintenance job.
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The Cryptkeeper just makes the stories up to keep his mind occupied during his very boring tomb maintenance tomb-maintenance job.

[[WMG: The Cryptkeeper is not ''the'' Cryptkeeper.]] The owners of that house coincidentally collected Tales from the Crypt comics. After they died, a ghoul haunting the tombs below raided the house, fell in love with the comics, and started pretending he was the presenter of the stories.
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[[WMG: The Cryptkeeper is not ''the'' original Cryptkeeper.]] The owners of that house coincidentally collected Tales ''Tales from the Crypt Crypt'' comics. After they died, a ghoul haunting the tombs below raided the house, fell in love with all the comics, and started pretending he was the presenter of the stories.
8th Aug '14 11:17:02 AM Corvax
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[[WMG: The Cryptkeeper is not ''the'' Cryptkeeper.]] The owners of that house coincidentally collected Tales from the Crypt comics. After they died, a ghoul haunting the tombs below raided the house, fell in love with the comics, and started pretending he was the presenter of the stories.
8th Aug '14 11:06:17 AM Corvax
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** It also makes sense in terms of both characters' moral stance on infidelity: The hitman in ''As Ye Sow'' took a job to to kill a priest for sleeping with another man's wife, and Ferrer's character in ''The Thing from the Grave'' killed a man for the same reason.
14th Jul '14 6:49:42 PM Amorpheus
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The previous edit seemed to miss the point of one of my theories, so I divided it into three non-mutually-exclusive theories (that the protagonists are the corpses, that the Cryptkeeper deliberately portrays them unsympathetically, and that he is taking liberties with the truth of the stories) to avoid further confusion.
[[WMG: The stories were meant to explain how all the corpses in this crypt died ironically.]] This explains why ''almost'' every story ends in either a KarmicDeath or [[TemptingFate an imminent death]]. There are several possible reasons why so many of these people were unsympathetic jerks who died violently: The Cryptkeeper could work at a grave-site specifically for people the world was better off without, or the Cryptkeeper tends so many graves that he can pick out dozens that died violent {{karmic death}}s, or none of the stories are true and the Cryptkeeper just makes them up to keep his mind occupied during his boring tomb maintenance job.
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[[WMG: The protagonists in the stories were meant to explain how all the corpses in this crypt died ironically.the Cryptkeeper's crypt.]] This explains why ''almost'' every story ends in either a KarmicDeath or [[TemptingFate an imminent death]]. There are several possible reasons why so many of these people The stories explain who they were unsympathetic jerks who died violently: and usually how they died. [[WMG: The Cryptkeeper could work at a grave-site specifically for people wants the world was better off without, or audience to delight in the Cryptkeeper tends deaths of the protagonists as much as he does.]] To this end, he deliberately portrays the protagonists [[AssholeVictim unsympathetically]] so many graves that he can pick out dozens that died violent {{karmic death}}s, or none the audience will perceive their ultimate fate as [[KarmicTwistEnding deserved]]. [[WMG: [[UnreliableNarrator None of the stories are true and the true]]]] The Cryptkeeper just makes them the stories up to keep his mind occupied during his boring tomb maintenance job.
22nd Feb '14 8:06:45 PM Aiguille
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[[WMG: Nelson Halliwell from Leading Role is an alias of [[TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]].]]
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[[WMG: Nelson Halliwell from Leading Role is an alias of [[TheAddamsFamily [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams]].]]
27th Dec '13 2:23:17 PM CaptainTedium
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* "While the Cat's Away", the first episode of the animated spinoff TalesFromTheCryptKeeper, seems to confirm this theory. The Crypt Keeper tells the story as he leaves for his vacation, and it ends with the boys that broke into the house running into the Crypt Keeper after he returns from his vacation.
21st Aug '13 4:49:03 AM backpack
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[[WMG: Nelson Halliwell from Leading Role is an alias of {{TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams}}.]]
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[[WMG: Nelson Halliwell from Leading Role is an alias of {{TheAddamsFamily [[TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams}}.Addams]].]]
21st Aug '13 4:47:05 AM backpack
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[[WMG: Nelson Halliwell from Leading Role is an alias of {{TheAddamsFamily Gomez Addams}}.]] Same actor, same personality. At some point he and his family were committed in different asylums.
3rd May '13 10:22:19 PM sabrina_diamond
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[[WMG: The Crypt Keeper is Rod Serling.]]
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[[WMG: The Crypt Keeper is was Rod Serling.Serling BackFromTheDead.]]
3rd May '13 10:21:41 PM sabrina_diamond
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After he quit the Night Gallery and long after he was done taking people into the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling moved into a creepy mansion on a hill, died, and decided to continue telling creepy stories even after death in the crypt below the house. Due to the location, he took up the moniker of "The Crypt Keeper". For this to be true you would have to ignore the episode, "Lower Berth".
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After he quit the Night Gallery and long after he was done taking people into the Twilight Zone, Rod Serling moved into a creepy old mansion on upon a hill, died, he died and decided to continue telling creepy stories even after his own death in the crypt crypt... way down below the his house. Due to the location, he took up the moniker of "The Crypt Keeper". For But for this to be true true, you would have to ignore the Crypt episode, "Lower Berth".

It's entirely possible that after a few decades of being undead, he began to rot a little bit. His personality change could also be explained away by the fact that his brain is rotting too, so he's gone a little funny. For this you would have to ignore Lower Berth again. [[WMG: The Crypt Keeper plays on the tire swing hanging from the tree in his yard.]]
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It's entirely possible that after a few decades of being an undead, he his mind began to rot a little bit. His personality change could also be explained away by the fact that his brain is rotting too, so he's gone a little funny. For this you would have to ignore Lower Berth again. [[WMG: The Crypt Keeper plays on the tire swing hanging from the tree in his yard.]]yard, when he is bored!]]

[[WMG: The stories are all true, but don't happen until the Crypt Keeper tells them.]] In that way, he actually makes them reality. Thus making ol' Crypty a type of god. [[WMG: Miguel Ferrer's character in As Ye Sow is the same guy from The Thing From The Grave.]] Assuming that As Ye Sow happens first chronologically, it makes perfect sense that his assassin character from that episode would later start dating Terri Hatcher's character from The Thing From The Grave. His past as a killer would explain why he was so psycho in the latter ep and why he was so good at killing.
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[[WMG: The stories are were all true, but they don't happen until the Crypt Keeper tells them.them to us.]] In that way, he [[RewritingReality actually makes them reality.the stories reality]]. Thus making ol' Crypty a type of god. [[WMG: Miguel Ferrer's character in As from ''As Ye Sow Sow'' is the same guy from The ''The Thing From The Grave.Grave''.]] Assuming that As Ye Sow happens first chronologically, it makes perfect sense that his assassin character from that episode would later start dating Terri Hatcher's character from The Thing From The Grave. His past as a killer would explain why he was so psycho in the latter ep episode and why he was so good at killing.

[[WMG: The stories are meant to explain how the corpses in the crypt died.]] This explains why almost every story ends in a death or an imminent death. There are several possible reasons why so many of these people were unsympathetic jerks who died violently: The Cryptkeeper could work at a gravesite specifically for people the world is better off without, or the Cryptkeeper tends so many graves that he can pick out dozens that died violent {{karmic death}}s, or none of the stories are true and the Cryptkeeper just makes them up to keep his mind occupied during his boring tomb maintenance job.
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[[WMG: The stories are were meant to explain how all the corpses in the this crypt died.died ironically.]] This explains why almost ''almost'' every story ends in either a death KarmicDeath or [[TemptingFate an imminent death. death]]. There are several possible reasons why so many of these people were unsympathetic jerks who died violently: The Cryptkeeper could work at a gravesite grave-site specifically for people the world is was better off without, or the Cryptkeeper tends so many graves that he can pick out dozens that died violent {{karmic death}}s, or none of the stories are true and the Cryptkeeper just makes them up to keep his mind occupied during his boring tomb maintenance job.
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