When Darrin Tate is brought into Community General after his co-host Mary Montgomery decked him in their TV talk-show, they both insist it's staged between good friends during the weeks when crucial ratings are measured. In the next show he shoots her, and claims to be shocked finding someone switched the blanks she loaded herself with fatal live ammo. The doctors and Steve unravel motive and opportunity in the brutally competitive and deceptive studio circles for that murder and Mary's personal assistants which is masked as a fatal car accident.
Did You Know?
This plot is an homage to a 1986 Perry Mason TV movie titled Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star
(1986). That plot: an actor plans a fake on air shooting with the connivance of his friend, the talk show's host, but the plan goes wrong when the gun loaded with blanks turns out to contain a live round. See more
Spoofs Live! with Kelly