Ellery Queen

Season 1 Episode 7

The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 1975 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Radio star Vera Bethune is poisoned during a live broadcast of her radio show. She survives and asks Ellery from her hospital bed to look into things. Unfortunately for both Vera and Ellery, she is shot to death while in the hospital. Ellery and the Inspector are both guilt-stricken over failing to protect Ms. Bethune and are determined to find her killer from among the usual numerous suspects. But radio mystery star Simon Brimmer is determined to beat both Queens to the solution in order to retain a sponsor to his radio program.moreless

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    Eve Arden

    Eve Arden

    Vera Bethune

    Guest Star

    Nan Martin

    Nan Martin

    Olivia Burns

    Guest Star

    John McGiver

    John McGiver

    Godfrey Pearl

    Guest Star

    John Hillerman

    John Hillerman

    Simon Brimmer

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • QUOTES (15)

      • Brimmer: The things one must endure.
        Godfrey Pearl: What's that?
        Brimmer: The perpetual agony of Miss Aggie. I'm well aware, sir, that a man of your taste and discernment hardly chooses to listen to this sort of thing, day after day.
        Godfrey Pearl: Hmmph. My wife wouldn't miss this program for the world.
        Brimmer: Whereas, women of the utmost intelligence can readily identify with the plain, honest simplicity of that wonderful woman.

      • Ellery: Miss Bethune?
        Vera: Oh, I'm so sorry. No more interviews.
        Ellery: Oh, I'm not a reporter.
        Vera: Oh?
        Ellery: My name is Ellery Queen.
        Vera: Ellery Queen? The Ellery Queen?
        Ellery: Well...uh....
        Vera: Oh, but you must come in, Mr. Queen. Please, you must. Oh, I'm so happy you're here. I am terrified, Mr. Queen, absolutely terrified. Someone tried to kill me, you know.
        Ellery: Who tried to kill you?
        Vera: Well, my word, if I knew that, wouldn't I have told that funny little inspector?
        Ellery: That's my father.
        Vera: Oh. Well, I meant "funny" in the complimentary way. Such a wonderful sense of humor.
        Ellery: Huh?

      • Ellery: Well, I have to run. I'll be in touch.
        Vera: Au revoir, Ellery.
        Louise: Queen. Queen, he's not the fellow who wrote all those whodunnits?
        Vera: The very same.
        Louise: Oh, my dear, I thought you said he was an author.

      • Vera: Olivia's a cretin but what can you expect? This is radio.

      • Inspector Queen: Between no sleep and this diet I'm turning into a pretty poor excuse for a father.

      • Vera (to Ellery): Miss Aggie should never appear afraid.

      • Louise (to Vera): If you're not safe in the RCA Building you're not safe anywhere.

      • Inspector Queen (to Ellery): That was the Mayor. His wife is in mourning for Miss Aggie.

      • Inspector Queen: Get out of here, Brimmer. This is one case you're not gonna be meddling in.

      • Ellery: It's about Vera Bethune, Mr. Warren.
        Warren: I already gave.

      • Warren (about why he broke up with Vera): Why tie your wagon to a dead horse?

      • Ellery: What about your diet?
        Inspector Queen: The Constitution of the United States expressly forbids cruel and unusual punishment.

      • Ellery: Dad, we'd better get down to that station right away. Simon's gonna accuse the wrong person.

      • Inspector Queen: You're paying suspects?
        Brimmer: Unfortunately, Inspector, my suspects are members of the radio actors union. I have no choice.

      • Pearl (to Brimmer): Don't call me, I'll call you!

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