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6th Dec '17 10:10:57 PM Naram-Sin
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* In the ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' episode "Random Acts of Violence", Nick is called to investigate who murdered the supervisor of a high tech company in the sealed computer room, with only three other employees in the floor outside. After thoroughly investigating them, he realizes that the real "murderer" is an AC repairman working in the room drirectly above the computer room, whom nobody had noticed. He dropped his hammer accidentally, it fell through an air-vent, hit the victim fatally on he head, and was then retrieved by the repairman, who said nothing to keep himself out of trouble.

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* In the ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' episode "Random Acts of Violence", Nick is called to investigate who murdered the supervisor of a high tech company in the sealed computer room, with only three other employees in the floor outside. After thoroughly investigating them, he realizes that the real "murderer" is an AC repairman working in the room drirectly directly above the computer room, whom nobody had noticed. He dropped his hammer accidentally, it fell through an air-vent, hit the victim fatally on he the head, and was then retrieved by the repairman, who said nothing to keep himself out of trouble.
6th Dec '17 10:07:18 PM Naram-Sin
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* In the ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' episode "Random Acts of Violence", Nick is called to investigate who murdered the supervisor of a high tech company in the sealed computer room, with only three other employees in the floor outside. After thoroughly investigating them, he realizes that the real "murderer" is an AC repairman working in the room drirectly above the computer room, whom nobody had noticed. He dropped his hammer accidentally, it fell through an air-vent, hit the victim fatally on he head, and was then retrieved by the repairman, who said nothing to keep himself out of trouble.
1st Dec '17 10:26:01 AM CrypticMirror
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* Used for a pun in an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. [[spoiler:"Butler" was the surname of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Killers of the Week]].]]
--> '''Quincy:''' You've known [who did it] for ''years!'' [[spoiler:The Butlers did it. ''[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat (gets goofy grin on his face)]]'']]

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* Used for a pun in an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. [[spoiler:"Butler" ''Series/QuincyME''. "Butler" was the surname of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Killers of the Week]].]]
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--> '''Quincy:''' You've known [who did it] for ''years!'' [[spoiler:The The Butlers did it. ''[[IAlwaysWantedToSayThat (gets goofy grin on his face)]]'']]face)]]''
9th Nov '17 1:31:49 PM NWolfman
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* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' has Frank-N-Furter being done in by his "faithful handyman" Riff Raff.
9th Nov '17 12:51:57 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** And even on a couple cases where it looks like the butler or the housekeeper/groundskeeper ''could'' have done it because s/he had motive, it turns out it's not the case. One of the best examples is in ''Billionaire Birthday Blues'' wherein the [[spoiler:two victims had caused the death of the housekeeper's granddaughter]], which would give the "Butler" character the most visible motive out of ''anyone''. But, it's shown that [[spoiler: she's not only beyond any desire of revenge, but she even delivers a ShutUpHannibal to her granddaughter's suitor who had just invoked LoveMakesYouEvil as his FreudianExcuse. She even closed the victim's eyes to give her the [[PeacefulInDeath final peace]], [[TearJerker while saying that even when she doesn't really forgive her deeds, nobody deserves to be murdered since there always be someone else in pain]].]]

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** And even on a couple cases where it looks like the butler or the housekeeper/groundskeeper ''could'' have done it because s/he had motive, it turns out it's not the case. One of the best examples is in ''Billionaire Birthday Blues'' wherein the [[spoiler:two victims had caused the death of the housekeeper's granddaughter]], which would give the "Butler" character the most visible motive out of ''anyone''. But, it's shown that [[spoiler: she's not only beyond any desire of revenge, but she even delivers a ShutUpHannibal to her granddaughter's suitor who had just invoked LoveMakesYouEvil as his FreudianExcuse. She even closed the victim's eyes to give her the [[PeacefulInDeath final peace]], [[TearJerker while saying that even when she doesn't really forgive her deeds, nobody deserves to be murdered since there always be someone else in pain]].pain.]]



** There's a case where a butler is one of the suspects in a murder case... [[spoiler: but since [[MasterOfDisguise he was disguised as another person]], ''nobody knew he was a butler to start with''. He was under a disguise as a request of his mistress Momiji, Heiji Hattori's SelfProclaimedLoveInterest, since she wanted him to keep an eye on Heiji's cases.]]

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** There's a case where a butler is one of the suspects in a murder case... but [[spoiler: but since [[MasterOfDisguise he was disguised as another person]], ''nobody knew he was a butler to start with''. He was under a disguise as a request of his mistress Momiji, Heiji Hattori's SelfProclaimedLoveInterest, since she wanted him to keep an eye on Heiji's cases.]]
** In the backstory of the [[spoiler:Detectives Koshien]] arc, a maid and a butler are suspects of having robbed and killed a rich young woman. [[spoiler: Neither did it, but what the butler ''did'' do was not revealing that his boss was [[TheOphelia mentally unstable]] and actually [[SuicideNotMurder commited suicide]], because [[LikeASonToMe he greatly cared for her]] and knew that the ''very'' conservative Japanese society would cruelly judge her for her mental illness. The maid, now the sole suspect, [[KillTheCutie threw herself into the sea in despair]]; her best friend, an AmateurSleuth, would later create the whole Detective Koshien deal to find and punish all the people who drove the girl to her death, the butler included.
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23rd Oct '17 11:34:00 AM Omeganian
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** In "Out of Sight", the men are trying to figure out who could have copied some classified documents. A scientist had them, and had blurted out he left them lying around in his room while sitting behind a table in a restaurant with a few other people, but all had their backgrounds thoroughly checked. Henry points out that no one is supposed to notice a good waiter.
13th Oct '17 3:47:45 PM Kayube
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** In the VCR Mystery Game, the butler's ''name'' is "Didit". But he's not actually a suspect.
28th Sep '17 7:39:25 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicBook/Batman66'': There's a story titled "The Butler Did It!" but [[spoiler:the butler's cousin is the true villain.]]
14th Sep '17 7:00:49 PM GrammarNavi
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-->'''Daffy''': A likely story. I see it all now. You and the upstairs maid. 'Do the old boy in,' you said. '[[ArsenicAndOldLace Elderberry wine]] and old lace,' you said. And then, 'the quick getaway,' you said! [[LargeHam Rio di Janeiro, tropical nights, romance and a heavy bank account!]]

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-->'''Daffy''': A likely story. I see it all now. You and the upstairs maid. 'Do the old boy in,' you said. '[[ArsenicAndOldLace '[[Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace Elderberry wine]] and old lace,' you said. And then, 'the quick getaway,' you said! [[LargeHam Rio di Janeiro, tropical nights, romance and a heavy bank account!]]
9th Sep '17 11:20:52 PM BattleMaster
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* Inverted in ''VisualNovel/MaxsBigBustACaptainNekoraiTale'' in the murder-mystery chapter: the butler is the victim.
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