Yes, that's Trapper John trying to figure out The Screwfly Solution.
Playing with a Trope: What is of much interest to us Tropers, is how the series play with standard Horror Tropes. Take Incident On and Off a Mountain Road; at the beginning, it looks like a typical hapless-female-chased-by-a-psycho. Then it turns out she is not that hapless, being a wife of a Crazy Survivalist. And so on.
What Could Have Been: Lucky McKee very nearly got Randy Newman to score the "Sick Girl" episode in the first season. Newman was interested but had to turn it down due to coming down with a case of chicken pox. Jaye Barnes Luckett (McKee's usual composer) ended up doing the episode.
Stuart Gordon originally intended to cast Jeffrey Combs as Mr. Masurewicz in "Dreams in the Witch-House", but a scheduling conflict led Campbell Lane taking the part. Combs later appeared in the Gordon-directed "The Black Cat".
In the original short story on which "Pelts" was based, the cursed coat ends up in the possession of a homeless woman. The curse does nothing to her at all, because she only wears it for much-needed warmth.