Murder, She Wrote, built around the charmingly badass Angela Lansbury, was a veritable cavalcade of superstar cameos and before-they-were-famous guest appearances. Everybody wanted a piece of Jessica Fletcher.
Hey, lookit, that’s a 26-year-old George Clooney guesting as Kip Howard (for the record, he did not murder anyone, nor play a big role in its solving). This late Season 3/1987 appearance by Clooney comes after his 17-episode arc on The Facts of Life but before his one episode of The Golden Girls.
And, whoa, a pre-Parenthood Joaquin Phoenix (back when he was billed as as Leaf Phoenix) on a Season 1 episode in 1984.
I love Murder, She Wrote. I’m not 80. It’s weird. It’s awesome.