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Let's Be an episode of Murder, She Wrote

I'm Angela Lansbury's sweater tied properly around her neck.

by Anonymousreply 206April 2, 2023 3:09 AM

I'm the terrible blonde actress that is the daughter of a washed up 1940's character actor.

by Anonymousreply 1December 27, 2021 7:34 PM

Obviously, I'm the murderer. And everyone (except the bumbling policeman) figured out it was me in the first act.

Formula: the murderer is either Lansbury's oldest friend in the guest cast, or the actor playing that person's immediate family member.

by Anonymousreply 2December 27, 2021 7:51 PM

I'm Angela Lansbury shaking my head reproachfully when the killer reveals his motivation.

by Anonymousreply 3December 27, 2021 8:04 PM

I'm the obvious gay "straight" character.

by Anonymousreply 4December 27, 2021 8:10 PM

I am Jessica's cooking that Seth cannot refuse. How would things ever get done without that apple pie?

by Anonymousreply 5December 27, 2021 8:13 PM

I'm Misses Blaine and Luft.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 27, 2021 8:13 PM

I'm Mendocino Ca., not so cleverly disguised as Cabot Cove.

by Anonymousreply 7December 27, 2021 8:14 PM

I'm the light-hearted humor at the end of the episode.

by Anonymousreply 8December 27, 2021 8:20 PM

I'm pastel-colored leisure wear with popped collars, much favored by the wardrobe department.

by Anonymousreply 9December 27, 2021 8:22 PM

I'm the piece of bacon William Windom thoughtfully chews right before he says, "MURDER!"

by Anonymousreply 10December 27, 2021 8:22 PM

I'm a niece/nephew. I'm not a killer, but I will be arrested before the hour ends.

by Anonymousreply 11December 27, 2021 8:26 PM

I'm my mom telling me who all the old stars were and a little bit of corresponding gossip. As a kid this used to annoy me, but I'd murder she wrote all of you for 15 minutes on the couch again with my mom

by Anonymousreply 12December 27, 2021 8:29 PM

I'm the people Jessica Fletcher kills just to give herself something to do and get the attention she craves while pretending to "solve" the mystery and pin it on someone innocent who once annoyed her by, say, cutting her off in traffic or the supermarket.

by Anonymousreply 13December 27, 2021 8:31 PM

OP writes,

“ Let's Be…”


I agree.

by Anonymousreply 14December 27, 2021 8:32 PM

I'm Betsy Palmer wishing I would have gotten something as good as Murder, She Wrote. Instead I got Friday the 13th Part I and II.

by Anonymousreply 15December 27, 2021 8:41 PM

But, Betsy, you had a better ass.

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by Anonymousreply 16December 27, 2021 8:44 PM

I'm the out-of-tune piano played at the beginning of the theme song.

by Anonymousreply 17December 27, 2021 8:48 PM

I'm Jessica Fletcher's look-a-like British cousin. Angela Lansbury plays me as brassy and bawdy.

by Anonymousreply 18December 27, 2021 8:49 PM

I'm the pervading feeling that one has hit the rock bottom as a working actor.

by Anonymousreply 19December 27, 2021 8:51 PM

I'm the tired guest star thinking, "At least on "The Love Boat" I would have gotten a free trip."

by Anonymousreply 20December 27, 2021 9:01 PM

I am actress Madlyn Rhue. I played Ricardo Montalban's love interest in the original Star Trek episode Space Seed. I got MS and could only work in very limited situations. Angela Lansbury created the role of Cabot Cove librarian for me because she heard I was about to lose my SAG medical insurance. She gave me two episodes every season, which kept me eligible for medical insurance.

by Anonymousreply 21December 27, 2021 9:02 PM

I'm Jean Simmons, guest starring in season five. I play a fellow crime writer who's known Jessica for years but is surprised to discover she's famous for solving murders.

by Anonymousreply 22December 27, 2021 11:17 PM

I’m Dl fave Thom Bierdz, playing 2 different roles a year apart. Ironic that I’m on the show so soon after my brother murdered our mother. Luckily, the plot lines of the show didn’t even come close to reality.

by Anonymousreply 23December 27, 2021 11:36 PM

R21 that was so kind of Angela to do that to look out for her friend/fellow actress that way. I've no idea how close they were but that's a rare kindness you don't often see from celebrities these days.

by Anonymousreply 24December 27, 2021 11:45 PM

I'm the Christmas episode set in Cabot Cove. I have the distinction of being the only episode where no one actually dies!

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by Anonymousreply 25December 27, 2021 11:56 PM

I'm also the 12 fruitless Emmy nominations for Dame Angela

by Anonymousreply 26December 27, 2021 11:57 PM

I'm Fionnula Flanagan. I plat Jessica's Irish friend/cousin. I pop up in a couple of episodes, playing different characters. Sunny California standing in for not so sunny Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 27December 28, 2021 12:05 AM

I'm the vertical wattles on Angela's neck casting shadows under the studio soundstage lights on some guest actors' faces here, distorting the view of some furniture set pieces there..

by Anonymousreply 28December 28, 2021 12:58 AM

I'm the creepy male secretary Jessica hires against her better judgment in one of the earliest episodes. The episode does not end with a cute freeze on Jessica, but one that says, "she's afraid of this guy."

by Anonymousreply 29December 28, 2021 1:43 AM

I’m Seth. I’m an old fart curmudgeon and can’t be happy about anything except for pie.

by Anonymousreply 30December 28, 2021 2:05 AM

I’m Cabot Cove, population 3,560. For over a decade, I was the murder capital of the world.

by Anonymousreply 31December 28, 2021 2:21 AM

I’m Midsomer. I’m the murder capital of Europe and not too far from where Jessica vacationed in Ireland.


by Anonymousreply 32December 28, 2021 2:33 AM

I'm the coroner and I just bought my third yacht.

by Anonymousreply 33December 28, 2021 3:10 AM

are you stressed at this point in the thread?....... take a moment DL

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by Anonymousreply 34December 28, 2021 3:41 AM

I’m the 274 murders that took place from 1984-1996.

by Anonymousreply 35December 28, 2021 3:43 AM

I’m the old fashioned manual typewriter in early seasons replaced by the new fangled personal computer in later seasons.

by Anonymousreply 36December 28, 2021 3:53 AM

R29 you are from the second episode filmed, I believe! The one that gives us Jessica firing a gun (that springs "BANG") and being pushed down the stairs, both of which are used in the opening credits for YEARS.

YOU are sinister closeup of said creepy (sexy) secretary, who apparently has a thing for (rich) older women..

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by Anonymousreply 37December 28, 2021 9:01 AM

I'm the friend who invites Jessica over only to find (yet again) that when she visits a murder occurs.

by Anonymousreply 38December 28, 2021 9:03 AM

[quote]I’m Dl fave Thom Bierdz, playing 2 different roles a year apart. Ironic that I’m on the show so soon after my brother murdered our mother. Luckily, the plot lines of the show didn’t even come close to reality.

Guest stars appearing as two different characters in quick succession was a common occurrence, R23. Jeff Conway played three different characters, appearing in four episodes all together.

[quote]I'm the creepy male secretary Jessica hires against her better judgment in one of the earliest episodes. The episode does not end with a cute freeze on Jessica, but one that says, "she's afraid of this guy."

Wasn't that episode actually filmed on location( in Seattle), R29. A rare occurrence for Murder, She Wrote.

by Anonymousreply 39December 28, 2021 10:28 AM

I'm nephew Grady. I'm the one that gave her book to a publisher and got her writing career started yet I was dropped after Season 7 and only came back once in season 11. My poor wife never got to come back.

by Anonymousreply 40December 28, 2021 11:45 AM

I'm Dale Robertson. I'm the only actor to ask for special billing and when I didn't get it, I went uncredited for my back to back episodes

by Anonymousreply 41December 28, 2021 11:47 AM

We're the Emmy voters, pretending that we actually watched episodes of MSW, nominating Angie year after year but always voting for Cagney or Lacey to win.

by Anonymousreply 42December 28, 2021 12:04 PM

I'm Angela Lansbury's envy of the success of Friends and the subsequent Friends parody episode.

by Anonymousreply 43December 28, 2021 12:12 PM

I'm the Lansbury/Shaw family. We took over the show in season 9 and destroyed it. We put Angela in her Hillary pantsuits. We started using nobody guest stars. We made Jessica a cold, New Yorker instead of an English teacher from Maine.

by Anonymousreply 44December 28, 2021 12:43 PM

I'm the Estate of Agatha Christie, carefully looking for copyright infringements....

by Anonymousreply 45December 28, 2021 12:51 PM

I’m Barnaby Jones, Ben Matlock, Father Dowling and Dr. Mark Sloan. We think JB is a frigid cunt.

by Anonymousreply 46December 28, 2021 1:31 PM

I'm the Magnum P.I. crossover episode.

by Anonymousreply 47December 28, 2021 2:16 PM

I hate you, r47. You're the one episode of MSW I don't have the complete story for.

by Anonymousreply 48December 28, 2021 2:36 PM

I am the not-so-convincing stand-in for Lansbury in all of her going into buildings scenes in exotic or distant cities. She never left LA, except for the rate episode in Mendocino.

by Anonymousreply 49December 28, 2021 4:47 PM

"rare" episode.

by Anonymousreply 50December 28, 2021 4:49 PM

I'm the rides Jessica keeps bumming from the local townsfolk, because she refuses to buy a car.

by Anonymousreply 51December 28, 2021 5:10 PM

I'm the episode where Jessica helps out a dear, old friend.

Narrow THAT down, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 52December 29, 2021 12:40 AM

I’m Caleb pronounced as Kah-lib.

by Anonymousreply 53December 29, 2021 6:12 AM

[quote]I am the not-so-convincing stand-in for Lansbury in all of her going into buildings scenes in exotic or distant cities. She never left LA, except for the rate episode in Mendocino.

And it seems so cheap when you consider how popular Murder, She Wrote still is.

by Anonymousreply 54December 29, 2021 9:52 PM

R49 I think even the Cabot Cove episodes were filmed on the back lot too.

I'm the hasty rewrite of the double episode that closed Season 5, with Jean Simmons as Jessica's nemesis. I originally was written to end the series before they seduced Angela to sign on the dotted line.

by Anonymousreply 55December 29, 2021 10:07 PM

R54 Since Angela used her MSW bucks to buy a holiday home in Ireland she could have at least filmed them on location!

by Anonymousreply 56December 29, 2021 10:09 PM

I'm 212-124-7199, Jessica's telephone number in her typical-for-TV, unrealistically large, New York apartment. The episode writer tried to be clever and avoid using a 555 exchange, but we all know that exchanges never begin with a 0 or a 1, and it just seemed stupid.

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by Anonymousreply 57December 29, 2021 10:12 PM

Did Jessica buy or rent her NY apartment?

by Anonymousreply 58December 29, 2021 10:23 PM

I am the fans that like Jessica in New York City

by Anonymousreply 59December 30, 2021 4:05 PM

I am the lunch she won’t pay because she has to run!

by Anonymousreply 60December 30, 2021 6:08 PM

I'm the maid, when the episode in set in a hotel. Give me any flimsy excuse as to why you don't have a key to the room. I'll let you in, no questions asked.

by Anonymousreply 61December 30, 2021 6:16 PM

I'm Seth, trying on Jessica's unmentionables when I'm meant to be watering her plants (she's never home!)

by Anonymousreply 62December 30, 2021 8:49 PM

I'm Jessica's Frequent Flyer Air Miles

by Anonymousreply 63December 30, 2021 9:16 PM

I'm the Cabot Cove sheriff du jour. Somebody has to play the fool...

by Anonymousreply 64December 31, 2021 12:47 AM

[quote]I'm 212-124-7199, Jessica's telephone number in her typical-for-TV, unrealistically large, New York apartment.

I don't think the size was the problem(given Jessica's success and the era). It was the shape. Seriously after all those seasons, that was the best the production designers could come up with?

by Anonymousreply 65December 31, 2021 6:48 PM

[quote]Formula: the murderer is either Lansbury's oldest friend in the guest cast, or the actor playing that person's immediate family member.

Actually, that's not true. The murderer was very rarely Jessica's oldest friend, and when they were, it stood out from other episodes.

It's the same with the number of nieces and nephews she had. She really didn't have that many; the actual problem with the show was the very large number of close friends she had in a variety of professions who lived all over the states(and the world). And they were always close friends. "Jessica I need some advice, and you're the [italic]only[/italic] person I can turn to."

by Anonymousreply 66December 31, 2021 7:16 PM

Well, naturally, R66! We all have a very, very close personal friend who is a substitute school teacher in a tiny town in a flyover state. I mean, who doesn't?

by Anonymousreply 67December 31, 2021 9:30 PM

[R29] [R37] I caught that episode on TV today. I liked the ending, it was quite dark. The male secretary (Andrew Stevens, better known as Casey Denault in Dallas) declares his love for Jessica but she brushes him off. When Jessica turns away his expression hardens into one that suggests he's been thwarted. I don't think he had murder in mind, but he was after her money.

by Anonymousreply 68January 1, 2022 8:50 PM

I'm the random observation made by one of the supporting cast. It causes everything to fall into place for Jessica, prompting her to exclaim "That's it!"

by Anonymousreply 69January 1, 2022 9:00 PM

I'm the season four opener in Paris, the only time they ever left the country.

by Anonymousreply 70January 1, 2022 9:04 PM

[quote]I am the lunch she won’t pay because she has to run!

Yes, she was always doing that!

by Anonymousreply 71January 1, 2022 9:29 PM

I'm the large clip-on earring taken off to answer a phone call.

A minor point in Act I, the solution will hinge on me in Act 4.

by Anonymousreply 72January 1, 2022 9:30 PM

I'm Tom Bosley. I had a great recurring gig as Sheriff Amos Tupper. It was nice doing television for a bit.

by Anonymousreply 73January 1, 2022 10:28 PM

You also jumped ship when you were offered "The Father Dowling Mysteries," r73.

You also became a Jew for Jesus 4 Pay.

by Anonymousreply 74January 2, 2022 1:19 AM

Like hell he jumped ship! He upstaged me once too often and stole a laugh.

by Anonymousreply 75January 2, 2022 3:02 AM

I'm the Hollywood Walk of Fame that is strangely outside the "Broadway theatre" where Jessica Fletcher's Mainly Murder" is premiering in NYC

by Anonymousreply 76January 2, 2022 3:45 AM

I’m Jessica’s various hotel rooms which curiously all have the same layout as her New York apartment…

by Anonymousreply 77January 2, 2022 8:33 AM

I'm Thomas Magnum, terrified that she's going to drive again.

by Anonymousreply 78January 2, 2022 8:36 AM

I am the typewriter Magnum promises he won't buy if Jess agrees not to get a P. I. license

by Anonymousreply 79January 2, 2022 8:53 AM

I’m Ethan Cragg from the first few episodes. I will soon be forgotten about and Seth Hazlitt will take my place.

by Anonymousreply 80January 2, 2022 8:54 AM

I'm Jessica's smirk as she reveals to Magnum that SHE is Robin Masters, and that he should go pack up his things.

by Anonymousreply 81January 2, 2022 9:25 AM

I'm Robert Hays, long suffering hunk. Can I play murderer? Pretty please?

by Anonymousreply 82January 2, 2022 9:48 AM

I’m her musty old snatch, which never saw any action or got diddled in 12 seasons.

by Anonymousreply 83January 2, 2022 9:52 AM

I'm all the circumstantial evidence that would never hold up in court.

by Anonymousreply 84January 2, 2022 10:36 AM

I'm Frank, the reason Seth Hazlitt put saltpeter in his food.

by Anonymousreply 85January 2, 2022 10:55 AM

I'm Bodega Bay, California as Cabot Cove, Maine.

by Anonymousreply 86January 2, 2022 11:02 AM

I am Tom Selleck's wet swim suit clad butt as he gets out of the pool in that cross-over episode. Jessica can't help but steal a look. Who wouldn't?

by Anonymousreply 87January 2, 2022 11:11 AM

I'm the screenwriter who suggested we do something different for a season opener and make Jessica the murder victim. The ex-screenwriter that is.

by Anonymousreply 88January 2, 2022 12:04 PM

R88 did you not complete the 7th season episode "Who Killed J. B. Fletcher?".

Honestly I doubt anyone would be shocked Jess was snuffed out while sticking her beak in to a killa's business.

by Anonymousreply 89January 2, 2022 1:06 PM

R89 Different plot but they kept my title. And didn't pay me a dime. Bastards.

by Anonymousreply 90January 2, 2022 1:12 PM

I'm Preston Giles, one of the few to make Jessica's lady parts tingle. Too bad she had to bust me for double murder, the minx!

by Anonymousreply 91January 2, 2022 1:38 PM

I'm Jessica identifying herself with her author's photo on the back of a book

by Anonymousreply 92January 2, 2022 1:43 PM

I am her and/or Frank's incredibly fecund siblings. We have left one dear niece/nephew in every major US metropolitan area for Jessica to visit.

by Anonymousreply 93January 2, 2022 1:44 PM

I'm the mom jeans.

by Anonymousreply 94January 2, 2022 1:53 PM

I'm the questionable Maine accents.

by Anonymousreply 95January 2, 2022 2:12 PM

I'm the Criminology class Jessica teaches in later seasons.

by Anonymousreply 96January 2, 2022 2:13 PM

I'm Jessica's inconsistent level of fame. Sometimes she was a household name, other times nobody knew who she was.

by Anonymousreply 97January 2, 2022 2:23 PM

R97 to be fair, she was a murder mystery/thriller writer. Not everyone reads that genre.

It's like saying I have heard of Mary Higgins Clark or John Grisham, but I could not pick them out from a crowd.

by Anonymousreply 98January 2, 2022 2:28 PM

I'm the former leading lady of a film in which Angie was just as a supporting player forty years earlier. I am ruing how the tables have turned yet grateful for these crumbs she's willing to dish out to me

by Anonymousreply 99January 2, 2022 2:29 PM

I'm Ruth Roman as the gravel voiced Loretta, beauty parlor proprietoress.

by Anonymousreply 100January 2, 2022 2:32 PM

R99 Gloria Stuart

by Anonymousreply 101January 2, 2022 2:32 PM

Lob-STAH? Mur-DAH? Clam Chow-DAH?

DIdn't this damn show take place in Maine?? My mother loved it.

by Anonymousreply 102January 2, 2022 2:33 PM

^I my name wasn't even in the title cards.......

by Anonymousreply 103January 2, 2022 2:33 PM

I'm Grant Goodeve in a Speedo in the same episode with Andrew Stevens.

by Anonymousreply 104January 2, 2022 2:35 PM

I'm Seth's parking tickets, never paid!

by Anonymousreply 105January 2, 2022 2:36 PM

We’re the KGB and we fall for Jessica’s patrician busybody charms like everyone giving her free license to gallivant over Cole War Moscow.

by Anonymousreply 106January 2, 2022 2:38 PM

I'm the FUPA.

by Anonymousreply 107January 2, 2022 2:39 PM

I'm Angela giving the voiceover "Tonight, on Murder, She Wrote"

Followed by the thrilling sequences to mindfuck you the entire episode.

by Anonymousreply 108January 2, 2022 2:40 PM

We are all the the FUPA.

by Anonymousreply 109January 2, 2022 2:40 PM

I'm Jessica's Criminology qualifications given her the credentials to teach at a prestigious New York University

by Anonymousreply 110January 2, 2022 3:05 PM

I’m the American actors trying to pull off an Irish accent, and failing badly. Begosh and begorrah!

by Anonymousreply 111January 2, 2022 3:25 PM

I am one of the hasbeens and poor c-list actors who make up the bulk of the guest stars.

by Anonymousreply 112January 2, 2022 4:57 PM

I'm Murder Takes the Bus (Season 1 Episode 18). The only episode with a genuine "all star cast"

Angela Lansbury

Tom Bosley

Rue McClanahan

Larry Linville

Linda Blair

Michael Constantine

Don Stroud

David Wayne

I'm also in the top three episodes of the entire series.

by Anonymousreply 113January 2, 2022 5:05 PM

I’m Queen Latifah starring in the reboot ‘Murder, She Rapped.’

by Anonymousreply 114January 2, 2022 5:08 PM

I'm Eudora McVeigh polishing my apples. I'll teach that pesky J. B. who is the real Queen of Crime!

by Anonymousreply 115January 2, 2022 5:12 PM

Too bad there was never a cross-over with Remington Steele. Jessica and Mildred could have teamed up.

by Anonymousreply 116January 2, 2022 5:22 PM

I'm the mud pie Angie received after criticizing the aborted remake.

by Anonymousreply 117January 2, 2022 5:59 PM

I'm the show's strict adherence to the whodunnit formula, never a howdunnit or whydunnit. It is much appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 118January 2, 2022 6:05 PM

I'm the staircase set also much re-used.

by Anonymousreply 119January 2, 2022 6:24 PM

I'm the exposition-filled ride from the airport.

by Anonymousreply 120January 2, 2022 6:40 PM

I'm the sign on the Sheriff's wall warning of the dangers of Marijuana!

by Anonymousreply 121January 2, 2022 6:45 PM

I'm two-time guest star and then-aspiring actor Bill Maher, who did a surprisingly hot shirtless scene.

by Anonymousreply 122January 2, 2022 6:55 PM

Sadly, I'm the dozens of hot, young, gay actors who got small speaking roles on the show but died of AIDS before our careers could really take off.

Angie always did appreciate a bit of eye candy on her sets.

by Anonymousreply 123January 2, 2022 7:08 PM

I'm the comfy knitwear and slacks Jess slips into when back in the Cove. So good to be out of those pantsuits!

by Anonymousreply 124January 2, 2022 8:07 PM

I'm the dim-witted, red-haired deputy sheriff with the strong accent.

by Anonymousreply 125January 2, 2022 8:18 PM

I'm the end of episode freeze frame with Lansbury caught in a open mouth laugh.

by Anonymousreply 126January 2, 2022 8:35 PM

I'm the barbitals thrown into Mrs Fletcher's Chowder, giving the series its longest ever title.

by Anonymousreply 127January 2, 2022 8:38 PM

I’m one of the few people who told the nosy old battleax to mind her own business!

by Anonymousreply 128January 2, 2022 9:50 PM

I’m an actor or actress cast as one of Jessica’s endless lists of nieces and nephews. How many siblings did she have?

by Anonymousreply 129January 3, 2022 12:31 AM

I’m Ramon. I will show you my hoochie coochie.

by Anonymousreply 130January 3, 2022 12:34 AM

I am Mrs. Fletcher's angry look at the killer. I auditioned but never got cast. She never needed my services. Disapproving Look and Disappointed Look got all the good shots after the murder finally confessed.

by Anonymousreply 131January 3, 2022 12:47 AM

I'm the song that the title plays on and viewers never got.

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by Anonymousreply 132January 3, 2022 1:08 AM

I'm the "Off to the rape house for you, you murdering piece of shit!" line which was oddly edited from the original script ending.

by Anonymousreply 133January 3, 2022 1:32 AM

I’m Jessica being asked what kind of computer she would like, and her response, ‘something in a nice beige’.

by Anonymousreply 134January 3, 2022 5:20 AM

I’m the police officer who had to enter without a warrant to hide in the wings while Jessica confronts the murderer.

by Anonymousreply 135January 3, 2022 5:23 AM

I’m Abdul, her New York bellboy

by Anonymousreply 136January 3, 2022 5:27 AM

[quote] "I'm the season four opener in Paris, the only time they ever left the country."

They DID film partially in Ireland for "The Celtic Riddle", R70. But that was one of the post-series films.

by Anonymousreply 137January 3, 2022 5:39 AM

I'm the distinctive Art Nouveau font used in the show's logo, and credits sequences.

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by Anonymousreply 138January 3, 2022 6:00 AM

I’m the clam chowder that poisoned everyone except Jessica.

by Anonymousreply 139January 3, 2022 6:17 AM

R139 you also didn't poison Doc Hazlitt and Amos' sister-in-law

by Anonymousreply 140January 3, 2022 7:07 AM

I’m annual episodes: a Soviet defection one, an Italian mob one, an Irish one, and an adaptation of Jessica’s novels one.

by Anonymousreply 141January 3, 2022 7:10 AM

I’m Jessica’s inability to drive. I force her to hitch rides where I can press the driver for dirt.

by Anonymousreply 142January 3, 2022 7:41 AM

I’m the bag lady in the pilot.

by Anonymousreply 143January 3, 2022 7:42 AM

I'm Angela's make-up lady. I shudda won a prize.

by Anonymousreply 144January 3, 2022 7:47 AM

We are trans BIPOC and are mad as hell that this show went deliberately out of its way to EXCLUDE us. To exclude us and pretend we don't exist is literal violence.

This show was cultural appropriation at its most hideous. The first mystery ever was solved by a courageous trans Black woman but cis white people have stolen the entire jandra from brave BIPOC folks.

by Anonymousreply 145January 3, 2022 7:55 AM

Lame, R145.

by Anonymousreply 146January 3, 2022 7:59 AM

I’m Cousin Emma, giving Lansbury a chance to mug and sing to her heart’s content.

by Anonymousreply 147January 3, 2022 11:34 AM

[quote] I’m annual episodes: a Soviet defection one

Oh I remember you. You and your siblings in every damn show of the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 148January 3, 2022 11:44 AM

And I am this actress in every single one of them

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by Anonymousreply 149January 3, 2022 11:57 AM

I'm nephew Grady's borderline BDE, which made watching this tripe acceptable for horny gay teens visiting grandma in the 1980's.

by Anonymousreply 150January 3, 2022 1:11 PM

I'm The Corpse Flew First Class (Season 3. Episode 12)

I'm a damn good episode with some great actors:

Angela Lansbury

David Hemmings

Kate Mulgrew

Pat Harrington Jr.

James Shigeta (Mr. Takagi from Die Hard)

by Anonymousreply 151January 3, 2022 1:15 PM

I'm the same actors in multiple roles

by Anonymousreply 152January 3, 2022 1:26 PM

I'm the shotgun rigged in the wardrobe, cleverly designed to give killer Kate Mulgrew an alibi!

by Anonymousreply 153January 3, 2022 1:34 PM

I'm the strikingly handsome victim of that episode, R151. Sadly, I was another of those up-and-coming young hotties who died young...

by Anonymousreply 154January 3, 2022 10:06 PM

I’m The Corpse Danced at Midnight — Jessica’s first and most famous novel. To think I’d still be in that shoebox if Grady hadn’t stolen it and showed it to his box.

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by Anonymousreply 156January 4, 2022 9:00 AM

I'm the guy born and bred in Cabot Cove who finally had to move to protect myself and my family. Got to where there was a murder a week. And she was running out of victims.

by Anonymousreply 157January 4, 2022 9:36 AM

I'm the grief over losing Frank. If it weren't for me Jess wouldn't have created R155 and become a famous writer.

As Seth pointed out, if Frank hadn't died Jessica wouldn't spend half her life chained to a typewriter and the other half gallivanting across the world!

by Anonymousreply 158January 4, 2022 10:43 AM

I'm Thursday's Child -- the closest the show came to an Emmy-bait episode -- aiming for a Best Actress for Lansbury.

by Anonymousreply 159January 4, 2022 10:45 AM

I'm the tears in R159 when Jess thought Frank had cheated on her. Somehow she knew it wasn't true.

by Anonymousreply 160January 4, 2022 10:54 AM

I'm the television in the bathtub, a delightfully dated murder method favored by the writers.

by Anonymousreply 161January 4, 2022 10:54 AM

I'm the horny male viewers hoping for a glimpse of tit when R161 happens. Never happens

by Anonymousreply 162January 4, 2022 11:16 AM

I'm Lainie Kazan in the Falcon Crest themed-episode Crimson Harvest. My son has just been murdered and his killer is yet to be caught, but I'm just happy to see my friend Jessica and looking forward to this year's vintage.

by Anonymousreply 163January 4, 2022 11:25 AM

I'm Florence Henderson as Patti Sue Diamond, an old college roommate of Jess' now an aging country singer.

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by Anonymousreply 164January 4, 2022 11:28 AM

^How many college roommates did Jessica have?

by Anonymousreply 165January 4, 2022 11:32 AM

R165 about 50 that's she is still "dear old friends" with.

Everything from Politicians, to best selling writers, millionaires, musicians, artists, fashion designers, businesswomen, abused wives...

by Anonymousreply 166January 4, 2022 11:54 AM

I'm Harvey Fierstein playing a character with an ex-wife.

by Anonymousreply 167January 4, 2022 12:02 PM

Why not? Jessica is a terrific friend, if you put aside the pesky murder thing.

by Anonymousreply 168January 4, 2022 12:08 PM

Did nosy old Jessica ever realize that Gee, wherever I go, there’s a murder.

by Anonymousreply 169January 4, 2022 2:58 PM

I'm Jerry Orbach.

by Anonymousreply 170January 4, 2022 4:21 PM

I am Jessica Fletcher's family tree.

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by Anonymousreply 171January 4, 2022 4:52 PM

I'm the fun chemistry between Michael Hagarty and Jessica Fletcher. Their adventures were some of the most exciting.

by Anonymousreply 172January 4, 2022 5:00 PM

Of course Harvey had an EX wife. Many, many gay men did back then. And a kid or two. An ex-wife doesn't make you straight any more than having experimented with a guy makes you gay.

by Anonymousreply 173January 4, 2022 5:08 PM

I'm Angie's accent - Part British, part American, and a dash of Irish thrown in there, but certainly nothing New England about it. It's as mottled as Pierce Brosnan's tan.

by Anonymousreply 174January 4, 2022 5:29 PM

I’m the bad performance by Angela of her cousin.

by Anonymousreply 175January 4, 2022 5:33 PM

I’m Jessica’s vibrator, hidden underneath her pillow.

by Anonymousreply 176January 4, 2022 5:39 PM

I'm Seth's vibrator, hidden underneath his pillow.

by Anonymousreply 177January 4, 2022 6:57 PM

I'm Adele, Mort's wife. You never get to see me but know I'm a ball-busting bruiser. Most Cabot Covers think I'm a gobshite

by Anonymousreply 178January 4, 2022 7:03 PM

But she has an ENORMOUS vibrator, hidden underneath her pillow!

by Anonymousreply 179January 4, 2022 7:10 PM

And I'm sure she needs to use it regularly to keep herself stretched out so Mort doesn't rip her apart. There's a reason why Deputy Andy Broom walks funny...

by Anonymousreply 180January 4, 2022 7:43 PM

I am the children watching with their grandparents and have not idea that the hens in the beauty salon were the pride of the studio system.

by Anonymousreply 181January 4, 2022 7:52 PM

I'm an abacus, you need me to calculate the number of back alley, illegal abortions the hens in the beauty salon had when they were the pride of the studio system.

by Anonymousreply 182January 4, 2022 10:01 PM

I'm special guest star John Astin

by Anonymousreply 183January 14, 2022 1:43 PM

I'm the one where they solved (in the present) the plot of an old movie that starred Jeffrey Lynn and Martha Scott, and they used the old footage, and cast the same stars. They had to change the ending of the movie to an unsolved murder but it was an interesting idea.

by Anonymousreply 184January 14, 2022 1:49 PM

I'm Jessica Fletcher's houseplants. We keep dying because the bitch is too busy poking around murder scenes to water us, but the idiot townsfolk keep giving her more plants because "That's what old ladies like!"

by Anonymousreply 185January 14, 2022 2:28 PM

R185 you were meant to be cared for by Dr Seth Hazlitt MD but he's too busy upstairs wanking over Jessica's granny panties

by Anonymousreply 186January 14, 2022 4:12 PM

I flipped on an episode the other day. Jessica really was a nosy old battleaxe, wasn’t she. Someone should have offed her.

by Anonymousreply 187January 15, 2022 7:11 AM

R187 depends, what was she doing in the episode?

by Anonymousreply 188January 15, 2022 8:43 AM

I'm the guest appearance by Bruce Jenner.

by Anonymousreply 189January 15, 2022 12:05 PM

I'm the pretty high probability that one of the early episodes will star someone from Dallas.

Catching a few episodes at random I've noticed: Andrew Stevens (Casey Denault) ; John Beck (Mark Grayson); and Morgan Brittany (Katherine Wentworth).

by Anonymousreply 190January 15, 2022 12:10 PM

I'm Angela/Jessica's big boobs that she uses to boss everyone around with...

"Excuse me, Sargent..."

by Anonymousreply 191January 15, 2022 12:13 PM

R189 -I recently came across that episode and the blurb on the website identified the guest as Caitlyn Jenner... I guess I'm weird, but I have no problem with Bruce becoming Caitlyn -a new person and a new life. But for some reason I resent the erasure of Bruce as though he never existed. There was a Bruce (pronouns he/him/his) and now there is a Caitlyn (pronouns she/her/hers).

by Anonymousreply 192January 15, 2022 6:40 PM

I love old movies and stars so you'd think I would have watched this show for the guest stars alone, but I found Angela's character, and her acting, off-putting. She was such a know-it-all. PS I saw her in Gypsy and loved her.

by Anonymousreply 193January 15, 2022 6:51 PM

Do the Olympic record books now say that it was Caitlyn who won the Men's decathlon event in 1976?

by Anonymousreply 194January 15, 2022 8:41 PM

Wikipedia and the official Olympics site say Bruce, but...

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by Anonymousreply 195January 15, 2022 9:34 PM

R195 That's creepy. It's like hearing about Mormon activists who baptize the corpses of famous non-Mormons so they can claim them as members of the faith. According to their history, Anne Frank (who was living as a sinful non-Mormon at the time) died in the Holocaust because she hadn't yet licked the golden plates in Provo, or whatever the fuck they believe.

by Anonymousreply 196January 16, 2022 6:25 PM

I’m Bradford Dillman

by Anonymousreply 197November 16, 2022 5:32 PM

I'm Matthew Perry, popping 20 vicodin while watching the Friends parody

by Anonymousreply 198November 16, 2022 5:52 PM

I’m dopey Grady.

by Anonymousreply 199November 16, 2022 11:08 PM

I'm Seth Hazlett's florid brother who dies in his mansion. I'm drunk and look like old roast beef.

by Anonymousreply 200February 25, 2023 11:20 PM

I'm the cursed Indian ruby necklace worn by R200's floozie of a wife

by Anonymousreply 201February 25, 2023 11:31 PM

I am the bigamist in "Weave a Tangled Web," a torrid episode featuring an upstanding Cabot Cove matron with a double life -- namely another husband! I am living a lie.

by Anonymousreply 202February 26, 2023 10:54 PM

I’m the KGB, who like investigation units all over the world, have only the faintest care about Jessica Fletcher taking over our investigation.

by Anonymousreply 203March 18, 2023 5:03 PM

I’m the incongruously unsophisticated and batty season 1 Jessica Fletcher

by Anonymousreply 204March 21, 2023 2:28 PM

i love her

by Anonymousreply 205April 2, 2023 3:07 AM

I have that vacant stare and fart face when I solve a murder

by Anonymousreply 206April 2, 2023 3:09 AM
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