Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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The day Dr. Mark Sloane is to be 'honored' as Man of the Year at the Roast, where comedians makes merciless fun of him in the Jokers Club, which despite its fun-loving name is also a ... See full summary »


Christopher Hibler


Joyce Burditt (creator), Mark Solomon


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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
Steve Allen ... Ray Masters
Ruth Buzzi ... Liz Summers
Tim Conway ... Tim Conrad
Norm Crosby ... Pat
Julia Duffy ... Lorraine Kay
David Leisure ... Lenny Rosen
Dick Martin ... Lou Summers
Jayne Meadows ... Connie Masters
Tom Poston ... Tom Porter
Kivi Rogers Kivi Rogers ... Jay Wilde
Ted Danson ... Ted Danson


The day Dr. Mark Sloane is to be 'honored' as Man of the Year at the Roast, where comedians makes merciless fun of him in the Jokers Club, which despite its fun-loving name is also a cesspit of envy and blame, Andy Baxter, a sideman who made a surprise appearance grossly insulting the speaker, Lou Summers, and dropping trou he's killed during a very short power break by a knife in the back. While Steve is conducting first interrogations, the killer knocks out Jesse and stabs Lou to death. The crowd provide multiple clues and suspicions, but Mark figures it all out by elimination on accounts of motive and opportunity. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

23 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

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1.33 : 1
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Final acting role of Steve Allen. See more »


The purpose of fuses is to prevent whole systems from shorting out. Replacing an 120 amp fuse with one just 60 amp would mean the fuse blow earlier, not later, than normal thereby protecting the system. In order to short out the whole system, as Steve Sloan believes, you would have to replace the 120 amp fuse with a larger one, say 200 amps. This would result in the amp not blowing and shorting out the rest of the system. See more »


References Diagnosis Murder: Comedy Is Murder (1997) See more »

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28 June 2007 | by lorraine-95See all my reviews

This episode is my favorite because my name is really LORRAINE KAY. The funny thing is that before this like back in the 80s when Julie Duffy was on Bob Newhart all my friends used to jokingly call me Miss Stephanie because I am blond and had a thing about clothes and shopping and other Miss Stephanie things. So when I saw her playing Lorraine Kay it freaked me out. How cool was that? Plus I love everything Dick Van Dyke does and have since his show in the 60s. I am also a big mystery fiction fan so for me to have one of my favorite actors doing a mystery show was really awesome. I was sorry to see the show end and hope they will do some movies of the week like Murder, She Wrote and other series.

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