History Series / MurderSheWrote

20th Feb '18 1:03:57 PM Sharlee
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* DesperateObjectCatch: A high-stakes SloMo example appears at the climax of "Mrs. Parker's Revenge".
13th Feb '18 10:42:02 AM Southagermican
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** To be fair, it's also implied in universe that she became a very successful writer, enjoying great sales, movie offers, and the like.
18th Jan '18 8:57:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* VoodooDoll: In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.

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* VoodooDoll: In "Big Easy Murder", a voodoo doll is placed next to the VitimOfTheWeek VictimOfTheWeek to make his murder look like it was part of a series underworld-related voodoo murders.
18th Jan '18 8:44:06 PM LadyNorbert
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Creator/AngelaLansbury and Creator/JerryOrbach (Harry McGraw) were old friends from their days on Broadway. They also worked together in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' as the voices of Mrs. Potts and Lumiere, respectively. In addition, occasional guest star David Ogden Stiers also co-starred in ''Beauty and the Beast'' as well, voicing Cogsworth.
** Lansbury also starred alongside Len Cariou and then George Hearn in ''[[Stage/SweeneyTodd Sweeney Todd]]'' on Broadway. Both made at least several appearances, Cariou of course as Michael Hagarty.
** Tom Bosley as Amos Tupper is also notable, since he played Angela Lansbury's husband in ''Film/TheWorldOfHenryOrient''.
18th Jan '18 9:22:15 AM CritterKeeper
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* OccamsRazor: One case has a nasty version of this [[spoiler: until you realize that the woman who made this 'mistake' is that episode's perp and is shifting blame away from herself. Before TheReveal it's just jarring.]] Basically, Jessica returns home to have her phone ringing but it disconnects before she can answer it. Soon after, she's subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal court over the disappearance of a person she doesn't know. Does the persecutor just accept that Jessica doesn't know who it is and that it's a mis-dialed number [[spoiler: as Jessica finds out while snooping around the victim's office?]] No, she charges Jessica with contempt of court and has her thrown in jail for a night. [[spoiler: Even if she was just trying to frame someone else, if the persecutor had just gone along and admitted that it was a mis-dialed phone number rather than haul Jessica to the witness stand, she would've gotten away with it.]]

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* OccamsRazor: One case has a nasty version of this [[spoiler: until you realize that the woman who made this 'mistake' is that episode's perp and is shifting blame away from herself. Before TheReveal it's just jarring.]] Basically, Jessica returns home to have her phone ringing but it disconnects before she can answer it. Soon after, she's subpoenaed to appear in front of a federal court over the disappearance of a person she doesn't know. Does the persecutor prosecutor just accept that Jessica doesn't know who it is and that it's a mis-dialed number [[spoiler: as Jessica finds out while snooping around the victim's office?]] No, she charges Jessica with contempt of court and has her thrown in jail for a night. [[spoiler: Even if she was just trying to frame someone else, if the persecutor prosecutor had just gone along and admitted that it was a mis-dialed phone number rather than haul Jessica to the witness stand, she would've gotten away with it.]]
30th Sep '17 2:48:12 AM foxley
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* StabTheScorpion: In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to the victim's bods and release her.

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* StabTheScorpion: In "The Murder Channel" one of Jessica's friends has been kidnapped and is lying BoundAndGagged in the back of the kidnappers' van. One of the kidnappers advances menacingly, takes out a switchblade and flicks the blade out. She then uses the knife to cut the victim's bods bonds and release her.
2nd Sep '17 9:57:00 AM glickmam
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Creator/AngelaLansbury and Creator/JerryOrbach (Harry McGraw) were old friends from their days on Broadway. They also worked together in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' as the voices of Mrs. Potts and Lumiere, respectively. In addition, occasional guest star David Ogden Stiers also co-starred in ''Beauty and the Beast'' as well, voicing Cogsworth.
** Lansbury also starred alongside Len Cariou and then George Hearn in ''[[Stage/SweeneyTodd Sweeney Todd]]'' on Broadway. Both made at least several appearances, Cariou of course as Michael Hagarty.
** Tom Bosley as Amos Tupper is also notable, since he played Angela Lansbury's husband in ''Film/TheWorldOfHenryOrient''.
1st Sep '17 8:51:33 AM XFllo
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* DudeMagnet: Jessica gets a lot of attention from older gentlemen, and in one episode a college-age CakeEater flat-out propositions her.
** This was at least partly because of a direct request by Lansbury. She felt very strongly that Jessica should be a realistic middle-aged woman, rather than a 'dried-up old biddy' stereotype. (But she still never hooked up with anyone! This was possibly due to a mix of ExecutiveMeddling and fan opinions, who never liked any of Jessica's potential love interests... at least, those who made it to the end of their introductory episode without being killed or revealed as the killer.)

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* DudeMagnet: Jessica gets a lot of attention from older gentlemen, and in one episode a college-age CakeEater guy who LikesOlderWomen flat-out propositions her.
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her. This was at least partly because of a direct request by Lansbury. She felt very strongly that Jessica should be a realistic middle-aged woman, rather than a 'dried-up old biddy' stereotype. (But she still never hooked up with anyone! anyone. This was possibly due to a mix of ExecutiveMeddling and fan opinions, who never liked any of Jessica's potential love interests... at least, those who made it to the end of their introductory episode without being killed or revealed as the killer.)
22nd Aug '17 12:39:39 PM psionycx
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* MoreCriminalsThanTargets: Cabot Cove has a murder rate that far surpasses even the most dangerous inner cities in the world. Given that Jessica reliably catches the (alleged) murderers their numbers have to be replenishing with amazing speed.
17th Jun '17 9:47:19 PM jormis29
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: in the seventh season finale, "The Skinny According to Nick Culhane," the final line is by Jerry Orbach as Harry [=McGraw=], who says, "That's all she wrote." Cue Harry, Sheriff Metzger, and Jessica all looking directly into the camera and smiling/smirking for the final shot. In the seventh season box set extra 'The Price of Success', this was explained as a deliberate choice. Lansbury's contract was up, and she was seriously considering not renewing it, because of the grueling schedule (also the reason for the PoorlyDisguisedPilot; it was the only way of giving her a break). At the time of shooting, there was a good chance this would be the series finale as well, so the writers wanted something a little special. Luckily for the network, in the end Lansbury loved Jessica too much to quit.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: in the seventh season finale, "The Skinny According to Nick Culhane," the final line is by Jerry Orbach Creator/JerryOrbach as Harry [=McGraw=], who says, "That's all she wrote." Cue Harry, Sheriff Metzger, and Jessica all looking directly into the camera and smiling/smirking for the final shot. In the seventh season box set extra 'The Price of Success', this was explained as a deliberate choice. Lansbury's contract was up, and she was seriously considering not renewing it, because of the grueling schedule (also the reason for the PoorlyDisguisedPilot; it was the only way of giving her a break). At the time of shooting, there was a good chance this would be the series finale as well, so the writers wanted something a little special. Luckily for the network, in the end Lansbury loved Jessica too much to quit.
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