Diagnosis Murder/Trash TV (1)

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Trash TV (1)
Season 6, Episode 19
Airdate April 29, 1999
Written by Lee Goldberg
Directed by Ron Satlof
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Trash TV (2)
Diagnosis MurderSeason Six
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Trash TV (1) is the nineteenth episode of the sixth season of Diagnosis Murder, and the one hundred twenty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan), Victoria Rowell (Dr. Amanda Bentley), Charlie Schlatter (Dr. Jesse Travis)

and Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)

Guest Stars: Dan Gilvezan (Kent Beudine), Melora Hardin (Melanie Cooper), Gary Sandy (Garth Zand), Val Valentino (Masked Magician), Billy Warlock (Derek Shaw)

Special Guest Stars: Stephen J. Cannell (Jackson Burley), Carol Alt (Tanya Simone), Pat Harrington (Reese), Ian Ogilvy (Jerry Lane)

Cameo Appearances by: Randolph Mantooth (Himself), Tony Dow (Donald Debono), Jerry Mathers (Mr. Lustig)

Co-Starring: Jim Bentley (The Amazing Arturo), Lisa Reissman (Beautiful Woman), Kenneth Dolin (EMT #1)


Plot Overview

Mark's serving as the medical consultant for the Masked Magician's famous knife trick, which proves deadly for the magic man, a whole audience seeing it on national TV.


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • This portion of the episode is a parody of sensational TV specials, even parodying the fact that they're usually hosted by has-been celebrities (Randolph Mantooth plays himself, hosting the 'special').

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments