A Nero Wolfe Mystery: Season 2, Episode 12

Help Wanted, Male (23 Jun. 2002)

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Wolfe hires a look-alike double to stand in for him after he receives a death threat, the exact same threat that was carried out earlier against a potential Wolfe client.

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Colin Fox ...
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R.D. Reid ...
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Ben Jenson
Richard Waugh ...
Major Emil Jensen
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General Carpenter
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Colonel Dickey
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Peter Root
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Jane Geer
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Hackett
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Doyle
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Storyline

Wolfe turns away a frightened prospective client who desperately wants Wolfe to defend him after receiving a threatening letter. When the man is murdered hours thereafter, Wolfe fears for his own life after he receives an identical letter. He hires a lookalike to impersonate him at $100 per diem and waits for the murderer to reveal him or herself. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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"Helped Wanted Male" appeared in the anthology "Trouble in Triplicate" with two other Stout novels. See more »

Goofs

After General Colonel Dickey mentions two of the instances in history when France was invaded by enemies, Archie says: "And what the Dodgers tend to do to Cleveland". The Dodgers (Brooklyn then, Los Angeles now) are in the National League & Cleveland is in the American. At the time of World War 2, inter-league play was more than 50 years away. See more »

Quotes

Archie Goodwin: [to Wolfe] Look, I admit that you're a great detective, a champion beer drinker, and a genius, but this is a hell of a way to spend a war. If Carpenter calls, and you tell him you can't do without me, I am going to put gristle in your crabmeeat and sugar in your beer.
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In "Help Wanted, Male", the actors' names are pieced together from assorted letters cut out of magazines. See more »

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Railroad Boogie
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Written by Tony Kinsey
KPM 278:20
Archie and Jane arrive at the brownstone
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