Sledge Hammer!: Season 1, Episode 11

To Live and Die on TV (13 Dec. 1986)

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Sledge becomes a contestant on "The Million Dollar Question" in an attempt to prove that the show's host was responsible for the murder of a successful contestant.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anne-Marie Martin ...
Bob Kenny
Leslie Morris ...
Officer Grace
Mrs. Jordan
Suzanne von Schaack ...
Inga (as Suzanne von Schaak)
Kurt Paul ...
Mrs. Perlin
Caleb Asch ...
Mel Jordan
Caskey Swaim ...
Soap Opera Star
Michael Michaud ...
Game Show Announcer (voice)


Bookish Mel Jordan is the biggest winner to date on a game show known as "The Million Dollar Question", but he dies in an automobile accident one day before he gets a chance to answer one question to win the $1,000,000. Sledge and Dori's investigation reveals that Jordan was actually dead before the accident occurred and that program host/producer Bob Kenny had previously filed for bankruptcy protection. Sledge is convinced that Kenny cannot afford to pay the $1,000,000 to a successful contestant on the show and that he is responsible for Jordan's murder. To test his theory, Sledge persuades Kenny to let him become a contestant on the show. With Dori's help, he is able to get to the $1,000,000 question and into a position to expose Kenny or affirm his innocence. Written by Sam Spear

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13 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Series creator Alan Spencer and episode writer Brian Pollack first met writing for a game show hosted by guest star Peter Marshall. Spencer was fired from the game show because his writing style was "off the wall". See more »


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