Set terminal to VT100 and Editor to VI

So you go to use crontab -e and you get some strange stuff at the bottom of the line.  Yup you are in ee, which is even older then vi.  This can often happen when you are using a serial connection, and even when using ssh.  This is a simple fix, with examples below.

TERM=vt100 ; export TERM ; EDITOR=vi;export EDITOR

user@server:~$ echo $TERM
xterm
user@server:~$ TERM=vt100 ; export TERM ; EDITOR=vi;export EDITOR
user@server:~$ echo $TERM
vt100