How to Host a Murder: Saturday Night Cleaver
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Dear Dancin' Fools:
You are cordially invited to shake your fool thing at a special party at the one and only Flunkytown Disco, the hottest dance club in da' Bronx. As owner of Flunkytown, you can bet I'll be your boogie man on the dance floor all night long, as I always am. With that bodacious DJ Wolfman Bob crankin' the discs it will be one hapennin' night and, hey, superstar singer Manny Baritone has promised to stop by and sign autographs. So bring your leisure suits, gold chains and platform shoes and take the love train down to Flunkytown, where we play that funky music till you die!
Be there or be square,
Stan A. Live
Vinny V. DiVichi, Brady Bunsch, Angina Palpatori, Polly Esther Stuffincupp, Knight Feevah, Manny Baritone, Belle Badham, Chaka Moon
VINNY V. DIVICHI
By day, Vinny is a mild-mannered mechanic, but by night, watch out! He explodes into the leisure-suited, gold-chained dynamo disco stud who has scorched the hearts of many a Bronx girl. He moves with such grace, he truly makes you believe that disco will never die.
Brady flew out to the back streets of da' Bronx several months ago in search of his wayward son, Robby. Now Brady is a wild and crazy guy with a happening perm and a new attitude.
Rumored to have caused more than one heart attackj among her many "dance" partners, she gives the expression "drop-dead gorgeous" new meaning. Angie's a well-endowed beauty and a regular on the New York disco circuit.
POLLY ESTHER STUFFINCUPP
Polly is a rich girl from Lawn Guyland, who loves "slumming it" and coming down to the Bronx discos every chance she gets. She's not much of a dancer, but what she lacks in rhythm, she makes up for in style and ultra-expensive clothes.
Knight came out from Sheboygan to the Big Apple to be a star but quickly became a student of the school of hard knocks. Now penniless, he works mixing drinks at Flunkytown's bar and lives in a one-room apartment above the funhouse at Coney Island.
Celebrity crooner Manny Baritone is the master of love ballads and catchy disco tunes. He's in town promoting his new disco song about the new-fangled microwave oven. The song, "Copa-Amana," has gotten red-hot faster than a fork in a radar-range, and has shot right to the top of the charts.
Belle, Stan A. Live's wife, is the business sense behind Stan's inspiration. She's the one who took a failed neighborhood business and turned it into Flunkytown, da' Bronx's leading disco. With the loud and flamboyant Stan to sell the club's image, they are an unstoppable team.
Always decked out in the latest fashions and a huge mink coat that trails on the ground, Chaka arrives each night at Flunkytown in a flashy white Lincoln, with a stud on each arm. She wears a seductive smilethat never betrays her emotions, and you can't read anything in her eyes because of her silver shades that reflect the bright lights of Flunkytown like a disco ball.
The clues were a little weak in linking the guilty party to the crime weapon, and others in the party were more likely suspects. A good time though. Not likely to make the basis for a movie or play though. I would prefer the plot to be a bit more susbtantial and less shocking in content. Also, there was not enough linkage with the murder weapon and the 'guilty' person.
While this episode offers the players a chance to get decked out in Bee-Gees garb for one night of (hopefully) stayin' alive, the general story didn't offer much justice to the people playing the make-believe parts. To me, it was a little too easy and the ending bordered on absurdity. Definitely not a 5 star contender, but a good night was enjoyed none-the-less.