Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Murder at the Telethon 

Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, and then leaves a while for a seminar ... See full summary »

Director:

Anson Williams

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Vance DeGeneres
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell
Dom DeLuise ... Buddy Blake
Steven Anderson Steven Anderson ... Michael Blake
Dick Martin ... Hank Mallory
Barbara Rhoades ... Marcy Blake
Granville Van Dusen ... Herb Morton
Dick Van Patten ... Monty Emerson
Joyce Van Patten ... Sarah Emerson
David Dalton ... Salesman
Jacqueline Antaramian ... Hooker
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Storyline

Since the hospital board decided that the ER is to shut down unless $100,000 is raised, Norman decides to mount a telethon guaranteeing the full sum, and then leaves a while for a seminar which puts Mark in charge, who is relieved Jack kind of enjoys being the stage manager. Main star Buddy Blake, a faded TV comedy legend, comes with his son Michael Blake, who gave up medical studies (with Mark) to be his assistant and put up with the ingrate's abuse, even in public. While Mark is presenting the show, Buddy stumbles on scene with a fatal knife his back; to the Sloans' horror Michael is arrested as prime suspect, bloody hands and the last person seen in dad's dressing room. While Steve nearly dies as MC with stage-fright during the sleepless 24 hour show, Mark and Jack are determined to find the real killer, plausibly Buddy's wife Marcy, who would have divorced him earlier but couldn't part with his money, so Jack tails her to a hotel, without neglecting three colleagues on the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherry Creek, Colorado, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the Telethon, when Dr. Mark and Nurse Delores perform the grand finale duet, "C'mon Get Happy," the lyrics are changed from "Get ready for the judgment day" to "Get ready for the happy day." The producers claimed that the original lyrics might sound too dark for that particular episode. See more »

Goofs

When Mark tries to get through the security screen, the buzzer keeps going off when he starts to come in, but doesn't do anything when he goes out. These devices detect metal within a certain area regardless of the direction someone is walking, so it should go off when he goes back through the device, too. But then, that wouldn't be as funny. See more »

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