A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Season 05, Episode 11
Air Date November 20, 1997
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A Mime Is a Terrible Thing to Waste is the eleventh episode of Diagnosis Murder's fifth season which was broadcast on November 20, 1997.


A dead mime leads to an investigation of a crooked auto dealer. Randy Wolfe, a woman who's apparently an expert at everything, leads the investigation while continually annoying Steve.

Summary Edit

Mark and Steve meet their neighbor Randy Wolfe (an attractive, personable woman who enjoys beefing up her resume with mail-order University Degrees and lower prestige colleges, and bores quickly of regular jobs) at a restaurant where she's fired for accidentally dumping soup in their laps. Randy gives them each one of her "Jack of All Trades" business cards, but it's Steve and Mark she runs to after finding a dead mime on her bed. By the time they return to the scene, the corpse is gone. Realizing that the number 9 of her four digit house number was loose, and appeared as a 6, she barges in on that neighbours' owner and finds nothing. Things start to get really convoluted when the dead mime washes up on shore the next morning, and Randy goes into Detective mode with Steves' stolen badge - and before you know it, the whole gang (Jesse, Amanda, Mark and Steve) are caught up in a tangled web of competiting Law Enforcement Agencies and stolen (high end) car parts.....and the mystery behind the murder of the mime is in there somewhere, yet to be solved - who killed him, and why?