|Aired: March 9, 1986|
|Written By: Peter S. Fischer and richard Levinson|
|Directed By: Walter Grauman|
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|Created By: Fischer, Levinsion, & Link|
|Executive Producers: Peter S. Fischer|
|Producer: Robert F. O'Neil|
What begins as a routine murder investigation leads the police to discover that a coffin contains the wrong body.
The title is based on a line from the poem 'Comin Thro' The Rye' by Robert Burns. "Gin a body meet a body" (or "Should a body meet a body").
The is the last film project for Robert Sterling.
Joe Maross' final TV role.
The needlepoint being worked on by Connie Vernon ( Carrie Snodgress ) is the same one featured in Columbo: The Conspirators (1978) being worked on by Kate O'Connell ( Jeanette Nolan ) of the O'Connell company emblem.
Behind the actors in the diner scene, a bearded extra in a blue jacket enters the restaurant twice.
When the corpse is discovered to have been taken from the doctor's office, Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) goes over to a closed window and claims that the suspect(s) took the body out that way. The next shot of her by the window shows the closed window to now be open.
Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher
Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper
William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Robert Donner as Silas Pike, The Hearse Driver
Anne Jeffreys as Agnes Shipley
Audrey Landers as Phyllis Walters
Lori Lethin as Christie Olston
Monte Markham as Ned Olston
Rex Smith as Stu Bennett
Carrie Snodgrass as Connie Vernon
Richard Stahl as Unnamed Minister
Robert Sterling as Ben Shipley