Crime, Punishment, War, Peace, and the Idiot is the seventeenth episode of season four.

Crime, Punishment, War, Peace, and the Idiot
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Season 4, Episode 17

Originally Aired:

May 10th, 1997

Written By:

Howard Margulies

Directed By:

Jaime Diaz


Vuuck, as in Duck


Kidney, Popsicle, and Nuts


Beverly asks Bernice if she knows anything about Grandma-ma's past. The coma-bound Grandma-ma recalls her journey from Russia to America, and her two competing loves.

Cast of CharactersEdit

The episode portrays all of Grandma-ma's former aquantences as characters from the main cast.


  • Episode Title Reference: The 19th century Russian novels "War and Peace" written by Leo Tolstoy, and "The Idiot" and "Crime and Punishment" written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
  • Trigorin and Petrov's duel caused the Hindenburg Disaster. 


Petrov: "You cost me my leg. My favorite one too."