History Series / MurderSheWrote

28th Apr '16 8:10:56 PM FamFamFamFamFam
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* TheLivingDead: "Deadly Lady" invokes it when the girls are identifying the body. It's ''extremely'' obvious that [[spoiler:Ralph's]] actor's eyes are twitching- he's forcing them closed as a corpse. There's even some subtle breathing!
27th Apr '16 11:52:43 PM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: The two-parter "Death Stalks the Big Top", where Jessica's search for her missing brother-in-law leads her to a circus that is going under, accidents are happening left and right, and the resident circus bully, Hank Sutter, turns up dead.
27th Apr '16 11:46:10 PM foxley
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* TheBoxingEpisode: "Death Takes a Dive" in which Jessica's old friend Harry [=McGraw=] is implicated in the death of a boxing manager, and manages to talk Jessica into taking over the role while she investigates.


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* TrainingMontage: One occurs in "Death Takes a Dive" as Jessica works to get prize fighter 'Blaster' Boyle back into shape for his fight.
15th Apr '16 8:59:50 PM DesertDragon
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An [[EpilepticTrees amusing interpretation]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded in the show, no less]], is that there is no better explanation for [[MysteryMagnet the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters]] throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone were really to have suffered that many murders, it would top the FBI national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude. Not only does Cabot Cove see more murders in a season than the entire state of Maine sees all year in real life, but the town has an estimated murder rate '''eighty-six times''' that of the most murderous city in the real world, Caracas, Venezuela. Also, if you're Jessica Fletcher's friend in any capacity but not [[PlotArmor an episode regular]], you're pretty much [[DoomMagnet doomed either to kill someone or be killed, or be wrongly arrested for being a killer]].

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An [[EpilepticTrees amusing interpretation]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded in the show, no less]], is that there is no better explanation for [[MysteryMagnet the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters]] throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone were really to have suffered that many murders, it would top the FBI national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude. Not only does Cabot Cove it see more murders homicides in a season than the entire state of Maine sees all year in real life, but the town has an estimated murder rate '''eighty-six times''' that of the most murderous city in the real world, Caracas, Venezuela. Also, if you're Jessica Fletcher's friend in any capacity but not [[PlotArmor an episode regular]], you're pretty much [[DoomMagnet doomed either to kill someone or be killed, or be wrongly arrested for being a killer]].
15th Apr '16 8:56:04 PM DesertDragon
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''Murder, She Wrote'' is a popular, [[LongRunners long-running]] television mystery series created by Peter S. Fischer and the team of LevinsonAndLink, starring Creator/AngelaLansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons, from 1984 to 1996.

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''Murder, She Wrote'' is a popular, [[LongRunners long-running]] television mystery series created by Peter S. Fischer and the team of LevinsonAndLink, starring Creator/AngelaLansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher.Fletcher, who lives in the fictional Cabot Cove, Maine. The series aired for 12 seasons, from 1984 to 1996.



An [[EpilepticTrees amusing interpretation]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded in the show, no less]], is that there is no better explanation for [[MysteryMagnet the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters]] throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone were really to have suffered that many murders, it would top the FBI national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude (as mentioned below, Cabot Cove has an estimated murder rate '''eighty-six times''' that of the most murderous city in the real world.) Also, if you're Jessica Fletcher's friend in any capacity but not [[PlotArmor an episode regular]], you're pretty much [[DoomMagnet doomed either to kill someone or be killed, or be wrongly arrested for being a killer]].

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An [[EpilepticTrees amusing interpretation]], [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded in the show, no less]], is that there is no better explanation for [[MysteryMagnet the sheer number of murders the lead character encounters]] throughout the long run of the series than [[TheKillerInMe her involvement in all of them]]. Indeed, if Cabot Cove alone were really to have suffered that many murders, it would top the FBI national crime statistics by several orders of magnitude (as mentioned below, magnitude. Not only does Cabot Cove see more murders in a season than the entire state of Maine sees all year in real life, but the town has an estimated murder rate '''eighty-six times''' that of the most murderous city in the real world.) world, Caracas, Venezuela. Also, if you're Jessica Fletcher's friend in any capacity but not [[PlotArmor an episode regular]], you're pretty much [[DoomMagnet doomed either to kill someone or be killed, or be wrongly arrested for being a killer]].



** In some years, more people were murdered in Cabot Cove on the show than were murdered in the entire state of Maine in RealLife.
27th Mar '16 5:14:41 PM Toli
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* FriendsRentControl: on a Retired Teachers pension, her husband's life insurance, and her book sales, Jessica is able to afford to not only maintain her Cabot Cove two bedroom home, but also a Manhattan apartment, and routine trips to exotic ports of call.
19th Mar '16 11:06:45 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Salvatore]] in the episode "A Very Good Year For Murder". [[spoiler: He was terminally ill and, knowing his granddaughter's boyfriend was a hitman, wanted the guy to end his pain so he could relinquish his company to his grandchildren. However, when one of his grandsons gets in an accident, he goes PapaWolf and [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink poisons the hitman's wine]]. He later tries a more direct form of this when he poisons himself with the same wine after confessing to the murder.]] Fortunately, he is saved from death offscreen.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Salvatore]] in the episode "A Very Good Year For Murder". [[spoiler: He was terminally ill and, knowing his granddaughter's boyfriend was a hitman, wanted the guy to end his pain so he could relinquish his company to his grandchildren. However, when one of his grandsons almost gets killed in an accident, a trap meant for ''him'', he goes PapaWolf and [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink poisons the hitman's wine]]. He later tries a more direct form of this when he poisons himself with the same wine after confessing to the murder.]] Fortunately, he is saved from death offscreen.
19th Mar '16 10:59:23 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Salvatore]] in the episode "A Very Good Year For Murder". Fortunately, he is saved from death offscreen.

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Salvatore]] in the episode "A Very Good Year For Murder". [[spoiler: He was terminally ill and, knowing his granddaughter's boyfriend was a hitman, wanted the guy to end his pain so he could relinquish his company to his grandchildren. However, when one of his grandsons gets in an accident, he goes PapaWolf and [[TamperingWithFoodAndDrink poisons the hitman's wine]]. He later tries a more direct form of this when he poisons himself with the same wine after confessing to the murder.]] Fortunately, he is saved from death offscreen.
19th Mar '16 6:53:31 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Salvatore]] in the episode "A Very Good Year For Murder". Fortunately, he is saved from death offscreen.
19th Mar '16 6:40:08 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: In "A Very Good Year For Murder", the victim, a mob hitman, died when [[spoiler:Salvatore Gambini]] poisoned his wine.
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