Quick Mystery is an interdimensional TV show hosted by a grown man in a trenchcoat, most likely a crime detective. He introduces each quick mystery by saying a variation of "Here's a quick mystery".
Each episode consists of clips of short murder mysteries where a murder has been committed and the perpetrator stands forward and admits to the murder while also presenting the murder weapon. That person is then arrested and convicted by a judge to jail or execution.
Quick Mystery is a parody of the long running documentary television series Unsolved Mysteries, which was originally hosted by actor Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002. On the show Stack, often dressed in a trenchcoat, would introduce and narrate segments about unsolved crimes and mysterious supernatural events. Quick Mystery is also a satire of the detective genre by presenting mysteries in a simple, unrealistic and anti-climactic way. It mocks detective stories like Sherlock Holmes, Poirot and Miss Marple by showing what they would be like if all of the complexities were removed. This is one of many detective genre satires within Rixty Minutes with another being Baby Legs.
Some quick mysteries:
- Man was stabbed outside of a liquor store and a policeman asks who did it. A gangster walks forward presenting the knife he used to kill the victim with, and a paper with his fingerprints. He is then found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.
- A man finds his mother dead in her bed. A man with an eyepatch and vest walks in admitting to the murder, gives over the bowling pin he used to kill her, and asks the man to cuff him with the handcuffs he brought. The man is found guilty and sentenced to execution by electroshock.
- A large, tattooed man shoots himself in the head with a rifle, but not before claiming to be his own murderer, covering the host with his own blood afterwards.