Mystery of the Late Night Talk Show
Mister T: The Animated Series
Episode Mystery of the Late Night Talk Show
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Previous Episode The Sitcom Caper
Next Episode Mystery In Time (series), Halloween Mystery (movie)

Mystery of the Late Night Talk Show is the fifth episode of Mister T: The Animated Series. It is inspired by The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Dick Cavett Show and guest stars Dick Cavett himself.

Premise Edit

While appearing on a late night talk show, Mr. T notices something is not right about the management at that talk show. When the team investigates with Dick Cavett's help, it becomes clear that the producer of the show is up to no good. What could he be doing?

Plot Edit

While appearing on a late night talk show with Dick Cavett, Mr. T explains that weird things have happened in the past that even surprised him. One of the most notable was when he appeared on a late night talk show hosted by William Johnson, a famous talk-show host and comedian. He ended up having to solve the Mystery of the Late Night Talk Show.

Mr. T and the team are being interviewed on a late night talk show hosted by William Johnson. They discuss many of their past mysteries. Suddenly, the cameras cut out, and the show goes off the air. This was no accident. The cable was cut. Mr. T and the team decide to investigate. They start by interviewing William Kaplan who was fired for stealing proceeds. However, he has an alibi. They also question William Johnson's rival, Rudolph Marx, but get nothing from him. Mr. T starts to get weirded out. The team is having trouble solving the mystery when Dick Cavett arrives with some info on the show's producer Eddie Monaghan. The talk show turns out to be struggling due to financial problems. Further investigation uncovers evidence of counterfeiting. Eddie Monaghan is eventually arrested after a lengthy chase. It turns out that he turned to counterfeiting to save the show.

Mr. T explains this mystery was a very weird mystery because a simple act of sabotage led to the uncovering of a counterfeiting scheme. He suggests to the audience that it is best not to get too weirded out if something strange happens. There is always an explanation.

Cast and Characters Edit

Actor Character
Mr. T Himself
Tia Carrere Priscilla Bisby
Grey DeLisle Robin O'Neill
Frank Welker Jeff Harris
Brenda Song Kim Nakamura
Corbin Bleu Woody Daniels
Reese Hartwig Spike O'Neill
Dick Cavett Himself
Daniel Day-Lewis William Johnson
Al Pacino William Kaplan
Tim Matheson Rudolph Marx
Clint Eastwood Eddie Monaghan

Suspects Edit

Suspects Motive/Reason
William Kaplan He was fired from the show for stealing proceeds.
Rudolph Marx He has a rivalry with the talk show host, William Johnson.
Eddie Monaghan The show was struggling.

Culprits Edit

Culprit Motive/Reason
Eddie Monaghan He sought to turn a profit for the struggling talk show and turned to counterfeiting in order to save it.

Songs Edit

Song Credits Performed by
Modern Love David Bowie David Bowie

Location Edit

  • Burbank, CA
    • NBC Studios

Trivia Edit

  • Events from episodes of the original series, Mister T, are mentioned throughout this episode.