"Murder, She Wrote" Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (TV Episode 1989) - IMDb
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Something Borrowed, Someone Blue 

Grady's wedding day arrives, and so does an unpleasant fate for the shrewish housekeeper of his prospective father-in-law's estate.


Peter S. Fischer (created by), Richard Levinson (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Patricia Barry ... Mrs. Belle Pentworth
Ray Buktenica ... Kyle Laughlin
Conchata Ferrell ... Harriet Lundgren
Michael Horton ... Grady Ambrose Fletcher
Rick Hurst ... Police Chief Slocum
Bill Macy ... Uncle Ben Mayberry
Howard Morris ... Uncle Ziggy
Betsy Palmer ... Valerie
Eugene Roche ... Franklin Mayberry
Gale Storm ... Maisie Mayberry
Debbie Zipp ... Donna Marie Mayberry
Barbara Townsend Barbara Townsend ... Clara
David Byrd ... Minister
David Stenstrom David Stenstrom ... Photographer


It's obviously going to be a very busy weekend when Jessica attends her nephew Grady's wedding to Donna Mayberry. Donna's parents aren't too impressed with Grady and aren't convinced he's much of a catch for their daughter. Mr. Mayberry, an accountant like Grady, is a domineering sort who likes to be in control. He's also irritated by his ne'er-do-well brother who is always in need of money. Donna's mother is constantly frazzled, always worried about her social standing and what the wedding guests might be thinking. When the Mayberry's cook, Harriet Lundgren, is found dead, stabbed in the back with a meat thermometer, Jessica has a murder to solve. Between the overwrought parents and the hapless local police chief, Jessica seems to be the only one who can save the wedding. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Many references are made to The Andy Griffith Show (1960), such as an appearance by Howard Morris, "Aunt"/"Cousin", Clara, the Mayberry family, and getting married by a preacher as demanded in The Andy Griffith Show: Mountain Wedding (1963). See more »


The party crasher is called "Cousin Clara" several times until Jessica approaches her to attempt to expose her as such. Jessica addresses the imposter as "Aunt Clara" and proceeds to ferret out the truth. See more »


[first lines]
Minister: Wedding party. Wedding party. Rehearsal time. Rehearsal time. Now remember, all smiles all the time.
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Opening credits: Fishkill, N. Y. You Are Invited To A Wedding See more »


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Something happened on the way to the wedding
11 September 2017 | by lexva5See all my reviews

This episode was one of the most hilarious I have seen in the whole series, almost a black comedy. The domineering housekeeper Harriet who serves the Mayberry family gets killed with a roast thermometer firmly in her back soon after the first guests arrive on the day of the wedding of Mrs Fletcher nephew Grady to the rich Donna Mayberry. The juxtaposition of the dialogue of some of the guests with what is actually happening makes for some irony and laughs especially when everyone is searching for the missing Harriet. At the same time Grady and Donna are bickering over Donna's father (Franklin) hold on their lives while Harriet's body is being moved from one place to another and Maisie (Donna's mother) is trying to keep her head high in this mayhem It falls to Mrs Fletcher to solve this whodunit so that the wedding can continue. In my opinion this episode could have been blown to a full feature film/farce while fleshing out more the characters, it is that good.

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8 January 1989 (USA) See more »

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