Devil Indemnity
Series: Taz-Mania
Season: 1
Episode No. 60
Directed By: Gary Hartle
Written By: Gordon Kent
Art Vitello
Released: October 16, 1993
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Devil Indemnity is an episode of Taz-Mania directed by Gary Hartle. It first aired 16 Oct 1993.


The title is a play on Billy Wilder's 1944 film Double Indemnity.


After a feeding-frenzy accident Taz must remain in traction in bed for the day. When Bushwhacker Bob calls to berate Taz, his mom, Jean, goes to the hotel to tell him off. Bob is irate because Mum, Constance, and Mr. Thickley have gone to the Tasmania Eucalyptus Leaf Festival and he has to do all the work. Jean hears Bob musing about firing Taz, so she disguises herself as her son and takes over Taz's duties. Bob falls for the disguise, but when he understands Jean's words he thinks he must be hallucinating. Meanwhile at home, a television announcer keeps calling to give away a prize, but Taz cannot reach the phone from his bed. Jean excels at the hotel's cleaning jobs, leaving Bob feeling inferior. She purposely mucks up the last job to make Bob feel better, and returns home to hear the phone ringing, but when she answers it there's nobody on the line.