Overused phrases and other cliches on true crime TV shows...
The victim is always someone who "lit up the room" whenever they walked in.
The crime "shook the community to its core."
New evidence "turned the case upside down."
The perp is a "monster" according to an angry, teary-eyed family member of the victim.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 101||Last Saturday at 3:29 PM|
I'm gonna get this son of a bitch and put him away if its the last thing I do.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 1||04/27/2018|
He was loved by everyone.
People gravitated toward him.
He knew something was off with her.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 2||04/27/2018|
She hoped to be a pediatrician someday.....
He wanted to get married and have children as soon as possible.....
Her lifelong love of art was expressed in the creative tattoos she chose for her back, arms, legs, hands and feet."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 3||04/27/2018|
He/she was just getting his/her life together.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 4||04/27/2018|
Redo it as "Let's Be a True Crime TV Show." Those threads always bring out the best of DL.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 5||04/27/2018|
In time, she found herself in her 4th marriage....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 6||04/27/2018|
Soon, she realized they weren't taking her intended route. He had turned the car onto a dirt road in and orange grove
|by Keith Morrison||reply 7||04/27/2018|
Everyone thought she'd found her Prince Charming/Mr. Right. He treated her like a queen and swept her off her feet.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 8||04/27/2018|
His neighbors described him as a loner who kept to himself.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 9||04/27/2018|
There's NO WAY she would've left her kids behind. Those kids were her whole world.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 10||04/27/2018|
A sports injury in school resulted in the doctor prescribing him pain medication. Powerful, addictive pain medication. He soon found himself with a heroin habit,
|by Keith Morrison||reply 11||04/27/2018|
She supported herself as an exotic dancer while deciding whether or not to go back to school
|by Keith Morrison||reply 12||04/27/2018|
It was a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood, nothing like this ever happened before...
He was a quiet and well mannered young man, no one could have ever imagined what would happen next...
She was a daddy's little girl who everyone adored, but adolescent hormones proved difficult for this sweet girl next door to deal with, what would happen next no one would ever have predicted...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 13||04/27/2018|
He said an army buddy of his was coming for a visit
|by Keith Morrison||reply 15||04/27/2018|
"Bag it "
Maybe we can get a print off of this"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 16||04/27/2018|
"Here it comes just in the nick of time" (usually followed up by such phrases as "I love ya", "I could kiss ya" or "your beautiful ")
_______doesn't know squat about______
"Stay on the phone until help arrives"
"He/she is out of their mind with anger/grief/rage"
"Do they have any priors?"
"Let's run a background check on them" & "Has anyone run a background check yet?"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 17||04/27/2018|
"The Homicide team enlists the help of Patrol and the Gang Unit, and blankets the city searching for Quintarious "MegaPoochie" Jackson . . . [italic]but he is nowhere to be found.[/italic]"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 18||04/27/2018|
This was a town where nobody locked their doors.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 19||04/27/2018|
He swept her off of her feet and right into the morgue
Ernest..I'm in the morgue!
|by Keith Morrison||reply 20||04/27/2018|
The smell of decomposition overtook the officers as they pried open the door of the mobile home she shared with her fiance and their three children.
The blood spatter patterns were consistent with an upward-glancing blow from an Alabama convincin' stick.
The carpet fibers found on the body proved to be of such a revolting color and texture that no one would admit to manufacturing them.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 21||04/27/2018|
"I devoted myself to remembering every detail I could. I was telling myself, 'You will NOT kill me!'"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 22||04/27/2018|
It had been an unusually hot summer and police and fire units were stretched to the limit with much greater demands placed on their services. The frantic 911 call was from the neighbor of the victim, a popular school teacher-the neighbor reported seeing flames inside the basement flat..
|by Keith Morrison||reply 23||04/28/2018|
Keith Morrison or Josh Mankewitz always ends some long story with “or was he/she/it?”, said in their creepiest voice.
Bill Hader did an awesome impersonation of Morrison on SNL years ago.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 24||04/28/2018|
He'd give anyone the shirt off his back...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 25||04/28/2018|
Is it weird that I heard the voice of 48 Hours' Erin Moriarty when I read all of these?
|by Keith Morrison||reply 26||04/28/2018|
^ I love Erin, too. She plays to Mr. & Mrs. Flyover when she acts incredulous or naively shocked over revelations about the perps or victims having anything to do with affairs, kinky sex, or prostitution. I used to think she was kind of a ninny but later relized she's just reacting the way her audience would.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 27||04/28/2018|
Responding officers always say it's "the most horrific" scene they'd ever seen in all their years of homicide work.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 28||04/28/2018|
After a terrible divorce, single dad Joe thought he found the one when he met Marisol online in an overseas "dating" site.
Marisol was beautiful. She had just turned 18 and was working hard in her poor village's market to help feed her 10 brothers and sisters and sick elderly parents.
Joe always had a temper.
Marisol had a secret.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 29||04/28/2018|
"The two women left the bar tipsy, not knowing what was in store...on the other side of midnight."
"He'd had problems with the law in the past, sure, starting when he was 13, but he was the father of two beautiful little girls, he'd been looking for a job, and he was starting to turn his life around."
"The behavior at the scene does not match up" with the Ramseys, Whitson tells Dateline. "It matches up a sexually sadistic person and a psychopath." So it WAS the parents, right?
"Cathy is a beautiful, smart and responsible 20-year-old student. So why didn't she come home after work like she was supposed to?"
"When a 31-year-old man suddenly dies from a mysterious illness, investigators question if there is more to the story. Could it have been a murder?"
DL Special Edition Saturday: "THE PINK GUN MYSTERY. A complicated Texas love triangle ends in murder. A pink gun leads to an arrest. Get ready for 'One Hell of a Story' "
|by Keith Morrison||reply 30||04/28/2018|
The titles of the 48 Hours and Dateline Mystery episodes are so generic, interchangeable and forgettable, like "Dark Water" or "Into the Night", etc.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 31||04/28/2018|
"Jeanine was a student nurse, with a smile as bright as her dreams..."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 32||04/28/2018|
When someone is being followed:
"We've got company"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 33||04/28/2018|
I can't believe it ........ He seemed like such a nice young man !
|by Keith Morrison||reply 34||04/28/2018|
The lead investigator keeps a framed photo of the pretty, young female vitim on his desk for years and years after the case has gone cold.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 35||04/29/2018|
The perp or victim is from one of the most untouchable powerful families in the city!
He was charming and ladies loved him, but...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 36||04/29/2018|
She didn't deserve this. Nobody deserves to die like that.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 37||05/01/2018|
“I’ve got to take a dump. Join me?”
|by Keith Morrison||reply 38||05/01/2018|
He lawyered up. I need a bus.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 39||05/01/2018|
The evidence just isn't there.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 40||05/01/2018|
...phone was pinging off a cell phone tower just 2 miles from the scene at the time of the murder...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 41||05/02/2018|
[quote] Jeanine was a student nurse, with a smile as bright as her dreams..."
My episodes only have victims who:
always DREAMED of being a nurse.
Ever since she was hospitalised as a child with appendicitis, she hoped to become a nurse one day.....
She had been taking classes at night, with a goal of one day becoming a nurse.....until her love for pills and cocaine got in the way
She planned to become a nurse one day.....but her boyfriend had other plans for her.
And none of my women victims who "planned to one day become a nurse" were in school. They were strippers, drug addicts,, high school dropout slaves to their skanky boyfriends, single moms to a litter of kids.....but they hoped to one day become a nurse.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 42||05/08/2018|
Brian's grown children thought there was something a little strange about his new girlfriend. She talked an awful lot about money....expensive cars, exotic vacations, designer clothing and shoes. But she didn't seem to have much income. She lived off of her dead husband's social security check.....and not much else. Brian, on the other hand, was a successful doctor/lawyer/builder/investor........and he was smitten with the vivacious redhead.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 43||05/08/2018|
Forensic investigators noted the unusual tread patterns found on the wymmyn's body and in the undisturbed dirt near the picnic grounds near the location of the music festival, and their castings matched up with only one manufacturer and model of tire. It was a winter tire common as a replacement for Honda and Subaru AWD models sold in the state of Michigan and its neighboring states..
|by Keith Morrison||reply 44||05/08/2018|
Things like this just don't happen here.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 45||05/25/2018|
LOL. You guys nailed all the Dateline/48 Hours cliches.
Based on these shows, you'd think all homicide victims were blonde sorority girls or pretty trophy wives.....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 46||05/25/2018|
"She touched so many lives." "She had a bubbly personality." "They had the perfect life/a fairy tale life."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 47||05/25/2018|
“In this small, sleepy village.....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 48||05/25/2018|
Stay tuned for the turn no one saw coming...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 49||05/25/2018|
He agreed to take a polygraph but never showed up for it.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 50||05/25/2018|
I said “this is like we are in a dateline episode”
|by Keith Morrison||reply 51||05/25/2018|
The "Her smile lit up a room!" one is the worst. They always use this one.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 52||05/26/2018|
"He had a dark side behind closed doors".
|by Keith Morrison||reply 54||05/28/2018|
She's a junior at Hudson University.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 55||05/28/2018|
[quote]She loved to laugh.
I love when people say this. Or when they say he was “fun-loving.”
Whenever I hear someone described as fun-loving, I just have to meet them. What a fascinating individual this person who loves fun must be. Amazing really.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 56||05/28/2018|
"Alma was so dangerous to men, she should have had a warning label right on her forehead."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 57||05/28/2018|
^ I love her! She's like the female Keith Morrison, except even scarier
|by Keith Morrison||reply 58||05/28/2018|
Candice Delong and Judge Judy should do a show together: imagine being hunted down by Candice and then sentenced by Judy in the course of an hour. Ratings gold.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 59||05/28/2018|
Dan Garrison [out of breath] : Oh my god! I just came home and ... and there's blood everywhere! Oh my god! My wife and my kids ... oh my god! They're dead!
911 operator: Call down, sir. Did you say you just came home?
Dan Garrison: Ahhhh! Yes, yes! I was at the gym and ... I don't know who wanted to kill them! There's blood everywhere!
911 operator: Sir, stay with me on the line.
Keith Morrison: Dan Garrison stumbled upon a grisly scene that misty September morning in Maple Grove, the kind when the air hangs suspended, when school children gather at bus stops, when spouses kiss each other hastily before rushing off to work; when summer's ghost still lingers. Not the type of morning that murder usually comes wafting into the neighborhood ...
-- Dan Garrison [in prison uniform, although producers have tried to hide it by showing only his face, fake crying]: I loved Michelle. I loved my kids ...
|by Keith Morrison||reply 60||05/29/2018|
Things at the Anderson home on Rocky Ridge Way had been quiet of late. Then neighbors began to wonder, Too quiet?
|by Keith Morrison||reply 62||05/29/2018|
The local-news interview that ended up on the cutting room but turned out to be very, very important. It's being shown in full for the First. Time. Ever!
My mama always said you don't talk shit on the dead, but I ain't gonna lie: I never liked them. They thought their shit don't stink, like he's always mowin' on the lawn and washing the cars. This whole damn street is full up with snobs. Anyways, he had one of them real nice John Deere mowers like Kenny thinks he's gonna buy when he wins big on a scratch ticket. Serious? Kenny ain't winning shit.
Anyways, she always drove outta here every morning dressed like she's goin' to court. What a whore. Here's the thing: they're both dead now but I'm still here. Right? Me and my babies is still here. Oh, wellllll...
Anyways, I know reporters hear shit....did you hear if they're selling any of their shit? Like a yard sale or some shit like that?
|by Keith Morrison||reply 63||05/29/2018|
Inevitably said about a she-he married couple, however unfit and unattractive, who live anywhere from Anchorage to Key West:
"She was Barbie. He was Ken. And they were living the American dream in the heartland."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 66||05/30/2018|
"The couple had been viciously murdered."
(As if there's a [italic] nice [/italic] way to murder people.)
|by Keith Morrison||reply 67||05/30/2018|
He/she walked miles to get help
|by Keith Morrison||reply 68||05/30/2018|
the cat or dog solved the crime and is now the pet of the detective who solved the case.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 69||05/30/2018|
Yes, well, you're all being so glib and so smug, but the kind of writing you're reading in this thread won me a Pulitzer Fucking Prize not so long ago. So you can all SUCK IT.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 70||05/30/2018|
The dream . . . that turned into a nightmare.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 71||05/30/2018|
“Then, with all leads exhausted, detectives recalled Jason McCleary. You remember McCleary, the shy, kindly neighbor who’d been first on the scene and so very eager to help? Could [italic]this [/italic]be the intruder they’d been searching for all along? Officers Johnson and Issvoran painstakingly went back over McCleary’s original statement....and noticed something. Something peculiar.”
|by Keith Morrison||reply 72||06/14/2018|
She was finally leaving him this time.
The bitch was dickmatized by sociopathic hetero cock. Haha.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 73||06/14/2018|
He dumped her (body) like she was a bag of trash.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 74||08/15/2018|
We know he's innocent and we'll keep fighting for an appeal.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 75||06/25/2019|
To a single mother working two jobs to support her three young kids, he seemed like the answer to all of her prayers.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 76||06/25/2019|
An idyllic nature preserve in a quiet, picturesque town was about to be home to a grisly discovery...........
|by Keith Morrison||reply 77||06/25/2019|
When investigators reached the bedroom, the bullet holes and blood splatter all over the walls, floor and ceiling told them that something was seriously wrong....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 78||06/25/2019|
I love all these posts. Keith Morrison is great but he sure has gone to the Boris Karloff/Vincent Price school of storytelling!
|by Keith Morrison||reply 79||06/25/2019|
R76 good one.
"Everybody knew everybody" (when describing a small town where the crime occured).
|by Keith Morrison||reply 80||06/25/2019|
She had taken a part time job at the pharmacy to save up for her first apartment....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 81||06/25/2019|
Bill Hader’s Keith Morrison is the best... “it was the DNA. That pesky, DNA.”
|by Keith Morrison||reply 82||06/25/2019|
Best girlfriend / bar wingman: "Amber finally met 'The One.'" (Amber is a single mom of three children, murdered by a grifting, red-flag-waving drifter she met in a bar.)
|by Keith Morrison||reply 85||06/25/2019|
Even though he was caught on camera running from the scene with a bloody knife and her head in his hands- It took 27 yrs and a new pair of eyes .....
|by Keith Morrison||reply 86||06/28/2019|
"He was a gifted athlete in high school and all the girls loved him. He ended up marrying the one that captured his heart"
The high school sweetheart offs him years later when the marriage hits the rocks.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 87||06/28/2019|
The murderer and the woman (girlfriend) who had been his alibi for 20 years are now broken up. Police pay a visit to the ex-girlfriend and now she says he was not with her the night of the murder. He came to her house early the next morning, blood all over his shirt. He immediately burned his clothes and began washing his truck.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 88||06/28/2019|
“It was.... Or [italic]was[/italic] it?”
|by Keith Morrison||reply 89||06/29/2019|
Across the heartland. Storm in the heartland. I hate that term they use on ABC
|by Keith Morrison||reply 90||06/29/2019|
Someone described as a "voracious reader" or voracious consumer of some form or entertainment or media.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 91||06/29/2019|
His larger than life personality.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 92||06/29/2019|
"He told Tammy he was just going over to his ex wife's house to collect some old moving boxes....."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 93||06/29/2019|
Who would've wanted to harm this old couple?
|by Keith Morrison||reply 94||04/25/2020|
If female, the victim was "vivacious" or "full of life."
If male, he was "larger than life."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 96||04/26/2020|
A new witness "cracked the case wide open."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 97||04/27/2020|
The picture perfect marriage wasn't what it seemed.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 98||04/27/2020|
Every homely, overweight frau was a "beautiful young mother."
|by Keith Morrison||reply 99||Last Saturday at 3:16 PM|
Every oft married and widowed suspect is a seductress few men could resist and then when you see the actual woman it's some perfectly ordinary dumpy frau.
|by Keith Morrison||reply 100||Last Saturday at 3:24 PM|
"I never really knew......my husband!"
|by Keith Morrison||reply 101||Last Saturday at 3:29 PM|