So, since we've been talking about theories for Westworld, I have a theory for you for a former show of yours, Murder, She Wrote. Some fans think that Jessica Fletcher was really a serial killer.
Herthum: [Laughs hysterically] Oh my God! I have never heard that! I love this.
Because if you examine how many people were living in Cabot Cove, and how many murders occur there every year, their murder rate is the highest in the world. How does this one person keep stumbling into all of these cases? Is she actually doing the killing all along? And you might actually be partly responsible for her running amok, since you were the deputy and you never suspected her.
Herthum: [Laughs] Have you ever heard Angela Lansbury address this? I've got to tell her. I'm sure she would get a kick out of it. Of course, I've heard that Cabot Cove is the murder capital of the world, and if you see Jessica Fletcher coming, run! Wherever she goes, someone dies. I sent Ron Masak [who played the sheriff] an email just last week: "Do you think we'll ever do a reboot?" And he wrote me right back; "Ran it by Angie, and here's her reply. 'It's a great idea, but at almost 93, not up for it.'" Or something like that. But wouldn't that be... Just do a two-hour Murder, She Wrote movie, where Angela is found to be the one doing all the murders! [Laughs] And I would make the arrest, because by now, I'd be the sheriff, and Ron Masak would be the mayor. Yeah. God, that's so funny. Well, I know all the producers, I stay in touch with them, so I'll run it by them. Maybe they can coerce Angie to come in for a couple of days. [Laughs] Even to do it as a parody. Just a short 10-minute Funny or Die thing would be hysterical!