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Diagnosis Murder

Murder at the Telethon (Season 1, Episode 3)
TV Episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama

Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, and then leaves a while for a seminar which puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack ...See moreSince the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, and then leaves a while for a seminar which puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack kind of enjoys being the stage manager. Main star Buddy Blake, a faded TV comedy legend, comes with his son Michael Blake, who gave up medical studies (with Mark) to be his assistant and put up with the ingrate's abuse, even in public. While Mark is presenting the show, Buddy stumbles on scene with a fatal knife his back; to the Sloans' horror Michael is arrested as prime suspect, bloody hands and the last person seen in dad's dressing room. While Steve nearly dies as MC with stage-fright during the sleepless 24 hour show, Mark and Jack are determined to find the real killer, plausibly Buddy's wife Marcy, who would have divorced him earlier but couldn't part with his money, so Jack tails her to a hotel, without neglecting three colleagues on the telethon, all with mortal grudges. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Composer
Peter T. Myers (as Peter Myers)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 12, 1993

Release date
Nov 12, 1993 (United States)

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17 cast members
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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Scott Baio
Dr. Jack Stewart Dr. Jack Stewart   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Michael Tucci
Norman Briggs Norman Briggs   See fewer
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Delores Hall
Nurse Delores Mitchell Nurse Delores Mitchell   See fewer
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Dom DeLuise
Buddy Blake Buddy Blake   See fewer
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Steven Anderson
Michael Blake Michael Blake   See fewer
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Dick Martin
Hank Mallory Hank Mallory   See fewer
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Barbara Rhoades
Marcy Blake Marcy Blake   See fewer
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Granville Van Dusen
Herb Morton Herb Morton   See fewer
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Dick Van Patten
Monty Emerson Monty Emerson   See fewer
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Joyce Van Patten
Sarah Emerson Sarah Emerson   See fewer
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David Dalton
Salesman Salesman   See fewer
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Pamela Goode
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mylo Ironbear
Telethon Stage Hand (uncredited) Telethon Stage Hand (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 71 votes