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19th May '16 8:18:20 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[spoiler:Subverted]] in AndThenThereWereNone. The butler, Mr. Rogers, and his wife Edith are two of the suspects, [[spoiler:but are two of the first victims. They're guilty of ''something else'', though (killing their former boss, a rich and sickly spinster whose meds they tampered with so they could inherit he state), and ''that'' is why they got killed. (Edith dies first and in her sleep since her husband pressured her into helping kill their old woman, Rogers is killed in a far more bloody manner a while later)]]

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** [[spoiler:Subverted]] in AndThenThereWereNone.''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''. The butler, Mr. Rogers, and his wife Edith are two of the suspects, [[spoiler:but are two of the first victims. They're guilty of ''something else'', though (killing their former boss, a rich and sickly spinster whose meds they tampered with so they could inherit he state), and ''that'' is why they got killed. (Edith dies first and in her sleep since her husband pressured her into helping kill their old woman, Rogers is killed in a far more bloody manner a while later)]]
8th May '16 1:50:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[{{Nightside}} Hell To Pay]]'', John Taylor admits that he was reluctant to suspect the Griffins' butler because it's such a cliche. [[spoiler: The butler ''did'' do it, but charging him with the crime becomes a bit beside the point when his true identity as an archdemon is exposed.]]

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* In ''[[{{Nightside}} ''[[Literature/{{Nightside}} Hell To Pay]]'', John Taylor admits that he was reluctant to suspect the Griffins' butler because it's such a cliche. [[spoiler: The butler ''did'' do it, but charging him with the crime becomes a bit beside the point when his true identity as an archdemon is exposed.]]



* ''InDeath'': At one point in ''Divided In Death'', Eve talks to Baxter about his partner Trueheart. Baxter is letting Trueheart handle a case in which a woman was found manually strangled in Upper East Side, New York City. She had a lot of money, a miserable disposition, a huge mean streak, and a dozen heirs who are all glad to see her dead. Baxter then says, "I told him I thought the butler did it, and he just nodded, all serious, and said he'd do a probability. Christ, he's a sweet kid." Clearly, Baxter was just being funny.

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* ''InDeath'': ''Literature/InDeath'': At one point in ''Divided In Death'', Eve talks to Baxter about his partner Trueheart. Baxter is letting Trueheart handle a case in which a woman was found manually strangled in Upper East Side, New York City. She had a lot of money, a miserable disposition, a huge mean streak, and a dozen heirs who are all glad to see her dead. Baxter then says, "I told him I thought the butler did it, and he just nodded, all serious, and said he'd do a probability. Christ, he's a sweet kid." Clearly, Baxter was just being funny.



* In ''TheBerenstainBears in Maniac Mansion'', it LOOKS like the butler was TheMole working with the thieves, and a character who is an actress points out that [[LampshadeHanging in plays "The butler always does it"]] but it turns out to have been [[spoiler: his EvilTwin brother impersonating him. The actual butler is totally innocent.]]

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* In ''TheBerenstainBears ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears in Maniac Mansion'', it LOOKS like the butler was TheMole working with the thieves, and a character who is an actress points out that [[LampshadeHanging in plays "The butler always does it"]] but it turns out to have been [[spoiler: his EvilTwin brother impersonating him. The actual butler is totally innocent.]]
4th May '16 7:32:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the second ''Film/ScaryMovie'', the creepy, depraved butler turns out to be in league with the evil ghost inhabitating the haunted house.

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* In the second ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Film/ScaryMovie2'', the creepy, depraved butler turns out to be in league with the evil ghost inhabitating the haunted house.
11th Mar '16 2:24:52 PM SilverDragon
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** In the Literature/JeevesAndWooster story ''Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit''(Released in the U.S. as ''Bertie Wooster Sees it Through''), when Bertie meets the author of the murder mystery he's reading, he asks him who's the killer, and he answers that it's the butler.

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** In the Literature/JeevesAndWooster story ''Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit''(Released Spirit'' (Released in the U.S. as ''Bertie Wooster Sees it Through''), when Bertie meets the author of the murder mystery he's reading, he asks him who's the killer, and he answers that it's the butler.


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---> '''Drebin:''' Is there a ransom note?\\
'''Hocken:''' Yes. The butler found it. It was tied to this window and thrown into the rock garden.
11th Mar '16 11:10:50 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Played with in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Downstairs, Upstairs". The butler proves to have an alibi for the murder of his employer, but [[spoiler: he knows who did it and suffocated his late employer's mother to keep her from revealing that information]].
11th Mar '16 11:07:26 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Played with in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Downstairs Upstairs". The butler proves to have an alibi for the murder of his employer, but [[spoiler: he knows who did it and suffocated his late employer's mother to keep her from revealing that information]].

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* Played with in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Downstairs "Downstairs, Upstairs". The butler proves to have an alibi for the murder of his employer, but [[spoiler: he knows who did it and suffocated his late employer's mother to keep her from revealing that information]].
11th Mar '16 11:04:28 AM 69BookWorM69
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* Played with in the ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Downstairs Upstairs". The butler proves to have an alibi for the murder of his employer, but [[spoiler: he knows who did it and suffocated his late employer's mother to keep her from revealing that information]].
4th Feb '16 10:08:24 PM TitoMosquito
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* In ''Series/AllThat'', Detective Dan skit has a butler stealing in the background while the detective tries to find the culprit.
4th Feb '16 7:06:55 AM FF32
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* Parodied (and, probably, played straight!) in ''ComicStrip/FarSide'', there a murder happens at the Butlers of the World annual banquet.
--> '''The police inspector:''' God, Collins, I hate to start a Monday with a case like this.



* ''ComicStrip/FarSide'':

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25th Jan '16 10:34:03 AM Willbyr
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* In Kaori Yuki's {{Godchild}}, a flashback chapter has the lead solving a mystery about a maid's murder. It turns out the butler ''didn't'' kill her, she died of her own greed and foolishness. He ''did,'' however, tamper the evidence to frame someone else.

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* In Kaori Yuki's {{Godchild}}, ''Manga/CountCain'', a flashback chapter has the lead solving a mystery about a maid's murder. It turns out the butler ''didn't'' kill her, she died of her own greed and foolishness. He ''did,'' however, tamper the evidence to frame someone else.
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