Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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The Hot Dog Murder 

A medical student asks Quincy to look into the cause of death of a body that was donated to his university. After discovering that the deceased was a key witness in the trial of a corrupt businessman, Quincy believes it's a case of murder.

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Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ...
Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ...
Dr. Robert Asten
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Danny Tovo
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Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ...
Sgt. Brill
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Arthur Brandeis
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Cody
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Dolores
Joshua Shelley ...
Claude Whitley
Claire Brennen ...
Sara Kendall
Wynn Irwin ...
David Levine
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Chambers
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Paul Morton
Jonathan Segal ...
George Talbot
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A medical student asks Quincy to look into the cause of death of a body that was donated to his university. After discovering that the deceased was a key witness in the trial of a corrupt businessman, Quincy believes it's a case of murder.

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22 April 1977 (USA)  »

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Quincy accidentally follows the wrong procedure before injecting Arthur Brandeis. The correct procedure is to flick the upturned syringe to be sure any bubbles of air are forced to the top before squeezing out excess fluid before injection. Quincy does it in the reverse order, which could have accidentally injected air into the vein and possibly kill him. See more »

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Quincy is VERY tricksy in this one!
5 March 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Brandeis case it makes sense Quincy would investigate the suspicious death but to investigate and prosecute Brandeis himself?! "The Hot Dog Murder" is a very entertaining and funny episode--as well as one of the more ridiculous shows from "Quincy". Because it is so much fun to watch, I do recommend you see it even though it's absurd throughout.

Quincy is nuttier than usual in this episode--that's for sure! The show begins with Quincy learning about a bizarre apparent murder from a student at one of his lectures. It seems that a dead prisoner was found with a whole hot dog shoved down his throat!! The most likely man behind this--Brandeis (William Windom). Brandeis is a rich chiseler--and the prisoner is a guy who apparently took the rap for Brandeis' actions. So, instead of waiting for the justice system to react, Quincy becomes like a super-spy and not only infiltrates the prison (where he does some incredibly unethical things) but he then buddies up to Brandeis and pulls a sting to get the creep to confess to his evil deeds!! As I said above, it's absurd. But there are so many funny moments (such as his impromptu lie detector in prison) that you ALMOST can forgive its excesses...almost! Fun but stupid.


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