Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Dear Mummy 

Quincy stumbles upon a plot devised by a group of nazi war criminals to use an Egyptian mummy to smuggle rare gems from Cairo to Los Angeles.

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... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
... Danny Tovo
... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
... Steigler
... Agent Niven (as Ed Grover)
... Agent Brice
... Karl Fresser
Garnett Smith ... Van Dusen
... Hanna Weiss (as Martine Beswicke)
Than Wyenn ... Maj. Rudolf Eichelmann
Marc Scott Taylor ... Marc
Eddie Garrett ... Ed
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Quincy stumbles upon a plot devised by a group of nazi war criminals to use an Egyptian mummy to smuggle rare gems from Cairo to Los Angeles.

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21 January 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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On the plane, Monahan makes a joke that had he known he'd be taking a flight he'd have brought a toothbrush and pair of socks. Deliberate or not, this resembles a situation in the Odd Couple, a show that starred Klugman and often featured Garry Walberg, who here plays Lt. Monahan. Felix once was appalled that Oscar took an overnight plane flight without any luggage to which Oscar said he didn't need any luggage. Felix asked why he didn't even take a change of socks? Oscar takes a pair of socks out of his pocket. Felix asks what about a toothbrush? Oscar says it's inside the rolled up socks. Monahan's line was dubbed in on a voiceover, apparently it was thought of after the fact. See more »

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Interesting and original episode with a lot going on
15 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Dear Mummy begins in Cairo with two Nazi war criminals making a deal to smuggle precious jewels worth $30 million into the U.S. concealed in an ancient mummy that is being transported to LA for a museum exhibit. Two U.S. Customs Agents, Brice (John Karlen) and Niven (Edward Grover) who have worked with Quincy (Jack Klugman) before are tracking the smugglers, though, and once again request his and Dr. Asten's (John S. Ragin) assistance in helping them trap the criminals. When the mummy is brought to the coroner lab for analysis, it is determined to be a fake which prompts further investigation into where the jewels have been hidden as well as the real mummy not to mention who murdered the person wrapped up as the fake mummy.

This is a pretty interesting episode which has a lot going on but manages to entertain and be original. One thing I particularly liked was that there was a good balance of scenes inside and outside the coroner lab here because it seems Quincy hasn't logged very much lab time this season which has been an issue. There is also a nice blend of action, murder, smuggling, international war crimes, and comedy as Quincy again goes toe to toe with the Customs Agents. My only criticism is that we pretty much knew from the opening scene who was responsible for these crimes which took away some of the mystery element, but there are still enough twists and turns to keep it from being overly predictable or boring.

Overall, this is a worthwhile Season 6 episode which features a wide array of plot elements which makes it pretty unique and well worth watching.


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