It seems that more than schoolboy pranks are going on between a Cabot Cove prep school and its rival.



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Episode cast overview:
Sarah Tyler
Dr. Myles Purcell
Prof. Harry Matthews
Avery Nugent
Sheriff Mort Metzger (as Ron Másak)
Richard Minchenberg ...
Irv Tripler / Joey Mallo
Claire Vickers
Mike Seresino (as Ethan Randall)
Colin Forbes
James Ryerson


In St Crispin's Academy, near Cabot Cove, Jessica gives a lecture, and witnesses a prank, switching a Shakespeare bust with an Elvis. Even her protégée seems in the spell of the mischievous Prometheus fraternity, lead by silver spoon-boy Colin Forbes. Notably a Cabot Cove fisherman's son is suspected of involvement in a thefts-wave in the area. There is a vicious fight going on for the coveted post of headmaster. Jessica's friend, English professor Harry Matthews, loses against history professor James Ryerson, whose corpse is shortly after found in the faculty office, with a smashed-in skull. Matthews now gets the job, but has no alibi, so he's arrested after the murder weapon was found in his locker. Jessica and the sheriff were already on the premises, and soon unearth motives and opportunities... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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30 April 1995 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Mike Seresino (Ethan Embry) and Sarah Tyler (Dana Barron) play a couple in this episode of Murder, She Wrote. Both actors also play Griswold children. Dana Barron appears as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) and Ethan Embry appears as Rusty Griswold in Vegas Vacation (1997). See more »

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Our future leaders
26 June 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Preppy schools like St.Crispin's are supposed to be molding our country's leaders. But considering what these kids are seeing from the faculty, they could be some of the folks now staffing the Trump administration.

There's a scramble to succeed as headmaster and Nicholas Surovy is clearing a path to victory by blackmailing all the others. It's English professor Robert Foxworth and friend to Jessica Fletcher that the police suspect of murdering Surovy, that is Ron Masak suspects. But we know that isn't going to be the case.

I have to say that with the eventual murderer is discovered Surovy had some heavy duty blackmail material on that individual.

One performance to look out for is privileged preppy Trevor St.John. Definitely Trump administration material. One really evil and privileged kid.

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