Tv series star Annabelle Fundt, a vicious diva, is murdered by smashed skull in her Vegas hotel, and shortly after her surgically enhanced lookalike-PA Natasha Steele in a sabotaged car in Hollywood. The team considers possible motives from studio politics, revenge or greed on the part of a lover, either co-star and heir Bud Parker or a scorned former flame. Written by
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The initial premise of this episode, with the difficult-to-work-with titular star, and supporting actress who outshines her, is supposed to mirror "Cybil" and Cybill Shepherd. Chuck Lorre, who wrote this episode, was the creator of "Cybil", and there were well known issues between him and Cybill Shepherd. See more
[to Grissom, after pulling a rubber chicken out of the mouth of a murder victim
Oh, come on. You've gotta say something. Uhh, "I suspect fowl play"; or, uh, "that's poultry evidence." You know: something.
Dying's easy; comedy's hard.