Murder, She Wrote

Season 4 Episode 6

It Runs In The Family

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 1987 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Angela Lansbury doesn't play Jessica in this episode but reprises the role of Emma MacGill from the episode Sing a Song of Murder.

    • Inspector Frost asks that the trunk of the car be opened. In the United Kingdom, a trunk is never called such. It is a boot.

    • In this episode, Angela Landsbury sings 'Spoon With Me' which she also sang as a young girl in the film 'til the clouds roll by' a musical about the life of Jerome kern.

  • Allusions

    • Angela Lansbury: "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird" (song)
      In the film version of Oscar Wilde's classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Angela Lansbury-- playing the part of the doomed Sybil Vane-- sings a period piece entitled "Goodbye, Little Yellow Bird." In this episode of "Murder She Wrote," Ms. Lansbury reprises the song while playing the part of her character's cousin, Emma McGill.