In every picture of Angela Lansbury titling her head, smiling and gently touching her chin, she’s saying, “Bitches know not to come for this.” And she’s right.
When NBC announced that they were recycling Murder, She Wrote as a starring project for Octavia Spencer, the original Jessica Fletcher was one of the first ones to sharpen her shank while letting it be known that she did not approve of it. After several NBC executives woke up with peacock heads in their beds and the faint scent of Jean Nate in their bedrooms, they immediately stopped all plans for the reboot and allowed Octavia to dodge a bullet both figuratively and literally (Angela’s got a gat too). The BBC asked Angela what she thinks about NBC putting a stop to the reboot and after she screamed YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS until her tonsils fell out, she glued her tonsils back in and said this:
Dame Angela, who played amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the original series, told the BBC she was “terribly pleased and relieved” by the news.
“I knew it was a terrible mistake,” she said. “I didn’t want to sully the memory.”
She added: “Octavia Spencer is a superb actress. She had no business being put into a situation that she couldn’t win.”
Sully the memory?! It’s just Murder, She Wrote. It’s not like the peacock went diarrhea times on a true classic like Falcon Crest. You know, I change my mind about the reboot. I wish they would’ve gone through with it. Because then we would’ve seen Angela flipping off the judge on TMZ’s court room live stream after she got arrested for crashing the set and tried to cut everybody in there.