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Talked to Death 

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 ... See full summary »

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Joyce Burditt | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Regis Philbin ... Darrin Tate
Kathie Lee Gifford ... Mary Montgomery
Todd Susman ... Tom Grant
Ian Ogilvy ... Larry Duggin
Mary Frann Mary Frann ... Lucy Caruso
Phyllis Diller ... Phyllis Diller
Army Archerd ... Army Archerd
Greg Lauren ... Freddie
Louisa Abernathy ... Female Audience Member
Venessa Blair Venessa Blair ... Bernice
Susan Isaacs ... Deborah
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Storyline

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. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Live! with Kelly (1988) See more »

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