When one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Lee Goldberg | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
John Aniston ... Carlton Everest
Tom Gallop ... Phil Zarkin
Michele Greene ... Rachel Woodrall
Molly Hagan ... Paige Jennings
Brenda Varda ... Karen Danino
Fred Willard ... Harry Fellows
Stephen J. Cannell ... Jackson Burley
Erik Estrada ... Erik Estrada
Peter Graves ... Peter Graves
Doug E. Doug ... Doug E. Doug
Reginald VelJohnson ... Reginald VelJohnson (as Reginald Vel Johnson)
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Storyline

When one of Dr. Sloan's patients, a major network's VP of program development, ignores his warnings by rushing back to stress-ridden pilot season after a heart-attack, he's not surprised to hear the next kills her, until Amanda's autopsy shows her nitro-pills were substituted with placebo sugar. As Jesse is desperate not to have to spend his first (fishing) vacation in years with his father, who was never there for him, he successfully applies for a job in the studio's mail-room and thus gathers an insiders perspective which confirms the length of the list of suspects, which largely remains after he finds successor hung in her office, as the job mass-produces enemies: jealous and ambitious rivals, actors, producers and even loony fans for who her approval of a pilot or decision to scrap a show is vital. Yet after it turns out the first victim died from seeing a specially doctored vile version of a pilot she had already pre-approved, Mark figures out a less obvious culprit and the way ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the "Must See TV" slogan used by NBC to advertise it's various nights of television in the 1990s which mainly consisted of sitcoms like "Friends". See more »

Goofs

Rachel supposedly took nitro glycerin pills in the parking lot. However, she was given a normal size pill which she swallowed like a normal pill. Nitro pills are tiny and are placed under the tongue to quickly dissolve into the blood stream. See more »

Quotes

Jackson Burley: You know what they say: You can walk the talk, but don't run the gun, if you you can't stand the hand.
Steve Sloan: [Sarcastically] That's what I always say.
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Connections

References Hill Street Blues (1981) See more »

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