Log 141: The Color TV Bandit - Air Date: 28-Sep-1968
A television thief has been striking in Malloy and Reed’s patrol area. First call is to an apartment where a neighbor has called about a sick child or children who she suspects is home alone. The young boys have gotten into their mother’s stash of drugs. The mother returns home and becomes uncooperative with Malloy and Reed at the possible expense of her sons. A female traffic violator gives Malloy a hard time. While patrolling their area, Malloy and Reed spot a vehicle down an alley way. They decide to investigate the suspicious car with a television in the back seat which may belong to their television thief. While they are there a suspicious man seeing the officers makes a run for it. Catching the man, they find some stolen jewelry and other small valuables on him. Can they tie him to the car and television thefts?
Character and Show Facts: Malloy is not too keen on becoming married. Jim painted the room for ‘the boy’ (referring to his unborn child). Boy’s run in his family. Pete wants to place a bet on the sex of the child for 5 bucks, but Jim wants up the ante to 15 because the doctor charges $15 dollars more for a boy than a girl. Pete got pushed into the same pool Jim landed in three years prior by the ‘cutest little gal’ you ever saw.
Notable Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman plays Judy Hallan. Miss Chicago (1946) appeared in many television shows during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. It was her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” that garnered her 5 Emmy nominations and a spin-off show of her own called “Phyllis.” She won an Oscar as the Best Supporting Actress as Ruth Popper in “The Last Picture Show” (1971). Also replaced Charlotte Rae on “The Facts of Life” playing Beverly Ann Stickle. Recently, she was the oldest contestant to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Melody Patterson plays Valerie Dickens. She is best known as Wrangler Jane Angelica Thrift in the 60s television series “F-Troop” and as the former wife of “Hawaii Five-0” star James MacArthur.
Kenneth Washington plays Officer Miller (1st of 8 episodes). He also replaced Ivan Dixon on “Hogan’s Heroes” as Sgt. Baker in the show’s final season.
Robert Rothwell as Officer Russo (1st of 7 episodes)
Log 11: It's Just A Little Dent, Isn't It? - Air Date: 5-Oct-1968
Reed puts a noticeable dent in the front fender of the patrol car and frets over it during the entire shift. A man who wants to die, barges into a woman’s house with a gun and holds her baby hostage. Someone is harassing Mrs. Getz and the suspect is the father of a man that she testified against. Will they be able to catch who is trying to intimidate Mrs. Getz and will the residents in the neighborhood help out or not?
Character and Show Facts: Because the throwing of bricks through a window is considered a misdemeanor only the person who witnesses the event can make the arrest as a private person.
Notable Guest Stars: Joan Shawlee plays Mrs. Lorena Getz and her most famous role was in the 1959 comedy “Some Like It Hot” as Sweet Sue. She is also known as “Pickles Sorrell” from the “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” She was discovered by Lou Costello and billed under the name Joan Fulton. She gained a reputation as a blonde, wisecracking, gum-chewing comedienne, appearing in many television series and movies.
Log 131: Reed, The Dicks Have Their Jobs, And We Have Ours - Air Date: 12-Oct-1968
Malloy and Reed’s first call is for a missing child who luckily crawled under the house to witness the family cat giving birth to kittens. Acting on a tip from an informant (TeeJay) Malloy and Reed check out a hotel room where a possible fight has occurred, only to find a murder victim. After securing the scene the case is handed over to the detectives. Reed has some grumblings over this and Malloy has to teach him that the ‘dicks have their job and they have theirs.” Next call is for a fast food restraurant owner over people parking on his property. This is the second time they’ve gone through the proper wording and posting of the signs before they can ticket anybody. Malloy and Reed try to resolve a domestic quarrel. While tailing a suspicious car, they end up in a chase with the officers cornering the suspects after they turn onto a dead end.
Notable Guest Stars: Robert Donner makes his first of six appearances as informant TeeJay.
Jack Hogan makes his first of six appearances as Sgt. Jerry Miller. He also played Chief Ranger Jack Moore in the short-lived 1974 television series “Sierra” and played William J. Kirby in the sixties television series “Combat.”
Bob Hastings plays Charles Beuhler, the male half of the fighting Beuhlers. He had a recurring role as Lt. Elroy Carpenter on the 60’s television series “McHale’s Navy” and he played Capt. Burt Ramsey on the television soap “General Hospital” from 1979-1986. He was also the voice of Commissioner Gordon in the “Batman: The Animated Series” and “The New Adventures of Batman” cartoon series from the 90s. Older brother of Don Hastings of “As The World Turns.”
Bob Hastings on the right and brother Don Hastings on the left. Younger photos above of Bob Hastings as Lt. Carpenter and Bob Hastings as The Video Ranger on the series "Captain Video"
Log 91: You're Not The First Guy's Had The Problem - Air Date: 19-Oct-1968
A fellow officer who went through the police academy with Reed is shot while on duty. Reed is not only worried about the fate of his friend; he also is worried about how his wife Jean will take the news. While on patrol Malloy and Reed pull over a drunk driver. Their next call is to a bar where a fight had broken out. The injured man from the fight was taken to the hospital according to the owner of the bar. While they are at the hospital, they run into Officer Walters. Stenzler’s wife had to be sedated. While spotting a car parked the wrong way with a bicycle in the back, Malloy and Reed stop the car to investigate; the two men make a break for it as Reed runs their IDs. Character and Show Facts: Stenzler and Reed went to the academy together and Stenzler’s wife Beth is also good friends with Jean. They were planning on going to Bishop with their wives to get in some fishing. Malloy denies getting hurt on the job as a reason he’s avoided marriage.
Notable Guest Stars: Richard Van Vleet plays Officer Bill Stenlzer. He is best known as Dr. Chuck Tyler from the soap opera “All My Children” (1979-2005).
Ken Swofford plays drunk driver Floyd Delman. He is best known as Quentin Morlock in the 80’s television series “Fame.” He made numerous television appearances on many shows during the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
William Stephens makes his first of 14 appearances as Officer Jerry Walters.
Log 161: And You Want Me To Get Married - Air Date: 26-Oct 1968
Malloy isn’t impressed when his girlfriend Donna starts dropping hints of marriage after spending an evening with the Reeds. Their first call is for a liquor store robbery that’s had four hold-ups within the last six months. After being flagged down by a motorist, the officers rescue a woman who drove her car off the road and down the side of an embankment. They then have to search the area for the woman’s baby who was thrown from the vehicle. They are called back to the same liquor store a second time for a second robbery; this time they apprehend the suspect as he’s walking down the street. Their last call is over a squabbling couple disturbing their neighbors with loud music and noise blaring from their home.
Character and Show Facts: Jim met Jean in his senior year. Pete thinks Jim was born domesticated. Pete loves being single, getting acquainted, going to different places.
Notable Guest Stars: Jimmy Mathers plays Jimmy. He played Benjie Majors in the 60s television series “Ichabod and Me.” He is also the lookalike younger brother of Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers.
Log 71: I Feel Like A Fool, Malloy - Air Date: 2-Nov-1968
Malloy and Reed break up a fight at the ‘Sanctuary of Love’ between two spiritual leaders. A lady and her red Mustang lead Malloy and Reed on a merry chase. Three teenagers decide to bust up a liquor store. A call over a loud ‘party’ turns out to be a babysitter needing assistance when the young child she is watching has a fatal accident.
Character and Show Facts: Jim and Jean had a ‘ball’ painting the bathroom on Jim’s day off.
Notable Guest Stars: James McEachrin plays a patrolman in this episode. Emergency! fans remember him as Lt. Ron Crockett. He appeared in many television series in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. He was also the star of the television series Tenafly (1973-74) playing private eye Harry Tenafly. His most recent regular role was on the short-lived 2002 series “First Monday” as Justice Jerome Morris. At the age of 18 he joined the US Armed Forces and served in the Korean War earning several medals of valor including the Purple Heart and Silver Star.
Richard Crane plays the black-eyed Sergeant at the beginning of the episode who takes a bit of a ribbing from his fellow officers. He is best known as Rocky Jones, Space Ranger from the 1954 televisions series.
Judy Brown plays the racing redhead. Appeared in movies such as “The Big Dollhouse,” “Woman in Cages” (both 1971), and “The Manhandlers” (1975).
Log 72: El Presidente - Air Date 9-Nov-1968
Jim tries to figure out how much buying a house will cost. The apartment won’t be big enough by the time the ‘third’ baby comes along. Their first call is to a residence where two drunk neighbor women are fighting over the husband of one. A cab driver pulls alongside Malloy and Reed and has them pull over to report that he’s been robbed. The cab driver rides along with the officers and spots the suspect staring up at a building. Spotting a rundown bus, Malloy and Reed stop to check it out. The president of the Westside Boosters Club is mistaken by the residents of the rural small Mexican town chosen as Westside’s sister city to be the President of the United States. Several little citizens want to honor ‘El Presidente’ with a fiesta. A psychotic man holes himself up in his house and starts shooting at people in his neighborhood.
Character and Show Facts: Jim Reed’s baby isn’t due for another six months, but he’s already planning on having three kids. Jim mentions if he can get a Cal-Vet loan along with an F.H.A. or a VA and spread the mortgage over 30 years he’d only have to put down a $1,000 for a house. This hints that Jim served in the military at some point.
Notable Guest Stars: Stafford Repp plays Walker, the man the two drunken women are fighting over. He is best known as Chief O’Hara from 60’s television show Batman.
James B. Sikking plays ‘Tex’ the man who held up the cab driver. He is best known as Lt. Howard Hunter from Hill Street Blues and Dr. David Howser from Doogie Howser, MD.
Robert Bothwell makes his first of 7 appearances on the show as Officer Russo.
Kenneth Washington and Williams Stevens as Miller and Walters.
Goofs: Pepe’s last name is Hernandez but the credits show Garcia.
Log 101: The Stolen Lawn - Air Date 16-Nov-1968
Malloy puts up with a hungry Reed all shift. Reed’s wife Jean has decided to change their diet in order to reduce cholesterol and starches. A man’s dichondra lawn is stolen. After questions some of the neighbors they come up with a description of the suspects and vehicle. Before they can call in a Code 7 the officers are called to a residence where a concerned mother reports that her son may be involved in something illegal. Turns out her son’s new ‘friend’ is involved in stolen credit cards. Reed learns a valuable lesson about keeping a suspect’s hands in view at all times when they apprehend the pair at a nearby pool hall. Just as they are about to call in a Code 7, Reed spots something in a car lot. Reed determines the man was not planning on stealing the car and lets him go. After missing their break for supper, Malloy takes pity on his starving partner and offers to buy him a steak. However, after munching on crackers and candy all shift, Reed is no longer hungry.
Character and Show Facts: Malloy tells Reed “On this job, the only thing that is black and white is the car.”
Notable Guest Stars: Margaret Field who plays Mrs. Milne is the mother of physicist Richard Dryden Field Jr. and actress Sally Field.
Log 132: Producer - Air Date: 30-Nov-1968
Reed is looking for homes for his dog’s 8 puppies (Queenie) now that they’re weaned. Apparently, Queenie met the father in the middle of the night by escaping through an open window. Reed and Malloy are called to a silent alarm at a swimwear store. After finding a door ajar next door to the store, they discover that the robbers broke through the wall to get into the swimwear store. Malloy teaches Reed a little lesson in observation by showing him a lipstick-covered cigarette butt indicated there were two suspects. Spotting a gathered crowd, the officers decide to check it out and find a boy has managed to get his head stuck between the rails of an iron fence. Last call of the night is for a prowler who tried to pry open the window of the female resident. After apprehending the suspect, the officers manage to get her to take one of Reed’s puppies. It was pretty apparent that she was more interested in having Officer Malloy around for protection.
Character and Show Facts: Reed has a dog named “Queenie.” Queenie was a stray who Jean told Jim not to feed. Turns out ‘hard-hearted’ Jean started feeding and caring for the dog. Officer Walters has 3 boys and two girls, three cats, a duck, a salamander, and a turtle. Reed needs to learn not to trust Malloy when he offers to shake hands. Pete lives in an apartment. Pete might know enough ladies to give all of Queenie’s pups to.
Spelling Lessons with Sgt. MacDonald: Mac has to remind Reed that “I” goes before “E” except after “C” while going through his report.
Goofs: Claude Johnson normally appears as Officer Brinkman, but in this episode he’s Officer Johnson and Lee Stanley is playing Officer Brinkman. In the episode ‘Log 33: It Happened So Fast’ Lee Stanley plays Officer Johnson. Confused? Yes, so are we.
Notable Guest Stars: Comedian/Actor Foster Brooks appears as the man that cracks the joke to the kid with his head stuck in the iron fence.
Karen Black plays Susan Decker. She was the stewardess who flew the Boeing 747 in the disaster movie Airport 1975. Horror fans know her from the 1975 movie ‘Trilogy of Terror’ along with a few other movies of that genre. Her character on Adam-12 states her age as 23, but she was 29 at the time of this episode. Ranked 21st on the Oracle of Bacon site (making her the highest ranked actress), she also has a ‘Bacon’ Number of 2 (based on the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game).
Poster for Airport 1975. Karen Black and Charlton Heston in Airport 1975. Bottom right in 'Trilogy of Terror'
Richard Steel plays Thomas Martin the boy who got his head stuck in the gate. He was also played the kid who got his finger stuck in a gumball machine in the Emergency! episode “Peace Pipe.” He also had a recurring role as Harold on Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971).
James McEachin appears at the beginning of the episode as Officer Woods (Woody). After serving in the military and Armed Forces, Mr. McEachin worked as a producer in the music industry and was known as "Jimmy Mack" during those days. At one time the owner of the Mack IV record label. He once managed the doo-wop group ‘The Fury's.’ He left the music industry and signed a contract with Universal Studios to pursue acting. Many have speculated that the hit song ‘Jimmy Mack’ (1967) by Martha and the Vandellas to be about him. The writers of the song, Lamont Dozier and Brian and Eddie Holland, say they wrote the song as a tribute to Ronnie Mack who died of cancer at 23 after Dozier saw Mr. Mack’s mother accept an award on his behalf for the writing the song ‘He’s So Fine.’ Ronnie Mack’s sister claims that Dozier could not have met Mack’s parents because they died a few years before he had written the song.
Log 111: The Boa Constrictor - Air Date: 7-Dec-1968
Reed is all jazzed up over a meeting between the Chief and the recruits over the training program. Their first call is for a stolen vehicle. The owner of the car doesn’t seem to know too much about her own vehicle, however, it has one distinctive ‘feature’ – her 8 ft. pet boa constrictor in the trunk. She seems more interested in Pete than getting her car back. Spotting a house on fire, Malloy and Reed rescue the stoned occupants. One becomes a little ungrateful over being rescued by a cop. They spot a car pulled off onto the side of the road with its trunk open matching the description of the stolen vehicle which proves to be a dead end. Reed and Malloy are called to a neighborly ‘water’ fight. Reed manages to get the ladies to calm down by telling them they’d get booked and their mug shots taken looking as they are. Spotting a second car matching the stolen vehicle, Malloy and Reed pull the driver over. Senses something hinky about the driver Malloy asks to search the trunk. Instead of a boa constrictor, he finds a half pound bag of pot. Turns out Walters and Brinkman found the stolen car at a garage being stripped when the thieves discover Arthur in the trunk.
Show and Character Facts: Pete doesn’t dig Shankar or surf. Pete’s birthday is March 17 making him a Pisces that's if he gave the girl his real birthdate. Brinkman is afraid of snakes. After meeting Arthur he’s warmed up a little to them.
Goofs: Pete leaves his hat on the burning bed, but later outside of the house he’s wearing it.
Notable Guest Stars: Luana Anders plays Jane Tripton the owner of the ‘Arthur’ the boa constrictor left in the trunk of her car. Notable roles were as Louise Haloran in the 1963 movie ‘Dementia 13’ and Josie Brigg in 1957’s ‘Reform School Girls.’ Also made numerous appearances on Dragnet.
Log 61: The Runaway - Air Date: 14-Dec-1968
Walters and Brinkman seem to be at the right places at the right times lately and are rubbing it in. When dispatched to a robbery, Reed and Malloy find Walters and Brinkman already at the scene. They finish ticking illegally parked cars only to be confronted by an irate citizen whom they ticketed. Their next call concerns a runaway juvenile who is very sick as a result of shooting up. Pete believes she may have hepatitis. They arrest the man she’s living with for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Malloy and Reed receive a tip about a big drug buy that is going down later that night from their informant Teejay. Sgt. Miller asks them to assist on the bust and to meet at the supermarket at 10:00 pm. While waiting for 10 o’clock to approach the officers are called out to a residence for a prowler. Turns out the two young boys concocted the idea of blaming a prowler for some mischief they’ve gotten themselves into. When the suspect doesn’t’ show up for the drug bust, the operation is cancelled. The next morning they find out that Walters and Brinkman ticketed the suspected drug buyer around the corner from where the bust was to occur.
Show and Character Facts: Brinkman’s wife thinks he’s getting fat.
Goofs: While planning the stakeout Sgt. Miller asks Malloy and Reed if they are setup for Frequency 9. While at the stakeout they switch over to. They switch to Tac 1 before starting the stakeout. When the stakeout is called off, Reed switches back to Tac 1.
Notable Guest Stars: Foster Brooks makes a second appearance on the show as an irate man who was ticketed by Reed and Malloy at the beginning of the episode. He is best known for his portrayals of a lovable drunken man in nightclub performances and television programs. Mr. Brooks rarely drank and gave up drinking in 1964 on a bet for $10.00 that he couldn’t. He normally sported a beard which was absent in both appearances.
Richard Donner makes a second appearance as Teejay.
Jimmy Mathers and Michael-James Wixted play the two brothers Rick and Gary who called the cops over an attempted break in at their home to cover their own misdeeds from their parents. Michael-James Wixted plays the 5-year-old in third grade. He was also starred as the youngest son with Henry Fonda and Ron Howard in ‘The Smith Family’ (1971-1972).
Jack Hogan makes another appearance as Sgt. Jerry Miller.
Log 122: The Yellow Dump Truck - Air Date: 21-Dec-1968
The officers start out the shift delivering toys for families in need. At their first drop off, Reed and Malloy met Harvey Ward who has his heart set on a yellow dump truck for Christmas. Pete has a change of heart and stops off at the toy store to make sure Harvey gets a his yellow dump truck. After rounding out a drunk driver, the officers spot Mrs. Ward at the police station. Her car was stolen with the Christmas presents in the trunk which included Harvey’s truck. They talk to Sgt. Miller to see if he can give them any leads on the stolen car. The next call is to a domestic dispute. Over the radio they recognize the description of a car and license involved in a chase as the one stolen from Mrs. Ward. Malloy and Reed head out to the station to see what they can do to get the toys for the Ward children. Sgt. Miller decides the toys aren’t evidence and allows Malloy and Reed to take them to the Mrs. Ward.
Character and Show Facts: When Malloy was a boy and his father was overseas, he had his heart set on an air rifle. He figured his mother was having a hard time which is why he got a sack of marbles that Christmas. Malloy fesses up to Reed later on how disappointed he was over getting marbles for Christmas. Notable Guest Stars: Dick Foran appears as the drunken Fred Haines. His best know as a ‘Singing Cowyboy’ of B-movies in the 40s filming several musical westerns. His signature song was “I’ll Remember April.”
Eunice Christopher and Bob Hastings return as the squabbling Beuhlers.
Log 81: The Long Walk - Air Date: 4-Jan-1969
Roll call begins with a discussion on ‘Officer Safety’ where ‘Officer Presence’ is discussed. Probie Reed Is not too sure what ‘Officer Presence’ means. Their first call is to a burglary at a gas station. After learning that the robber took off on foot, Malloy and Reed drive through the area and find out where a citizen gives them a description of the car the suspect took off in. There next call is to ‘Hogan’s Guest Home’ where there seems to be one resident too many. Seems Mr. Saulsberry is a long ways away from Deadwood, South Dakota. They finally find out that he’s visiting his daughter. It seems the 91-year-old man drove his daughter's car and parked it out front of the retirement home. A frightened babysitter reports that someone is trying to break into the upstairs back window. Turns out the ‘masked’ prowler is a raccoon. A silent alarm at a warehouse turns out warehouse results in an exchange of gunfire between four suspects where Officer Walters ends up getting wounded. After Malloy rounds up the rest of the suspects, Reed learns about the meaning of ‘Officer Presence’ when he realizes Malloy was out of bullets as he apprehended the last two suspects.
Notable Guest Stars: Richard Hale plays J.H. Saulsberry (b. Nov 16, 1992 – d. May 18, 1981). Initially, he was an opera and concert singer. Later he became a character actor. His facial features allowed him to play a variety of ‘ethnic’ looking characters from Middle Eastern to Native American. He is well-known for his role as the Soothsayer in the 1953 adaptation of Shakespear's Julius Ceasar. He played Tribal Elder Goro in the third season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series entitled "The Paradise Syndrome". He also appeared in episodes of ‘Wagon Train’ and ‘Perry Mason.’
Mittie Lawrence makes a second appearance on the show as Mrs. Devers. Her first appearance was as Mrs. Ward in ‘The Yellow Dump Truck.’ She is best remembered as Emma the personal assistant to Fanny Brice in the 1968 movie ‘Funny Girl’
Bert Holland is credited as playing ‘Man’ in this episode. He appeared in 3 more Adam-12 episodes and several episodes of Dragnet. He also stared in the pilot episode of Emergency! (The Wedsworth-Townsend Act) as the Convention Center Manager (the Dr. Brackett/Dixie scene where they’re checking out the place and end up in a big fight).
Log 36: Jimmy Eisley's Dealing Smack - Air Date: 11-Jan-1969
Reed volunteers as the Entertainment Chairman for the department party and is having trouble finding entertainment. Malloy suggests Reed ask a folk singer (Randy Tait) whom they have a subpoena to deliver to. Spotting their informant Teejay walking along the street, they get a tip on a drug house. After spotting a woman and child still sitting at the same bus stop an hour later the officers decide to stop and see if there is anything wrong. Turns out she is looking for her husband, but has not way to contact him and no money. The officers take her to the Salvation Army who will call the unions to see if they can track down her husband. With only a general location of the drug house Malloy and Reed start searching around and doing a little trashcan investigating to pinpoint the house. Malloy nabs a buyer leaving the residence. After backup arrives they raid the house. An initial search turns up no drugs. Will they be able to find Jimmy Eisley’s stash. Even though Reed manages to book a popular folk singer for the party, he learns that no matter what you do when you volunteer for something, somebody will always find a flaw.
Notable Guest Stars: Stacy Harris plays Jim Ralston. He played the main villain (Max Edward Troy) in the 1954 Dragnet feature movie and appeared in the 1951 pilot “The Big Bomb.” Dragnet along with appearing 5 times on the 1950s Dragnet series and 8 times in the 60s version. He also guest stared on Adam-12 and Emergency. He played FBI agent Jim Taylor on ABC Radio's "This is Your FBI," appearing on 409 episodes from 1945 to 1953. He had recurring roles on the televisions series’ ‘The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp’ (1955-61) and ‘O’Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971-72). Good friend of Jack Webb who named his eldest daughter ‘Stacey’ after him.
Jenny Sullivan plays Ellen Harris. She is the daughter of actor Barry Sullivan.
Log 62: Grand Theft Horse? - Air Date: 18-Jan-1969
A series of robberies is the work of a suspect who makes a fake call to distract the police from his real hit. The squad car is plagued by a mysterious sound throughout the shift. Their first call is for ‘grand theft horse.’ With the help of the park rangers, they manage to capture the horse thief. The next call is for an 18-year-old girl who flew from Roanoke Virginia after being taken in by a cad. The officers manage to catch the robber after a shootout and chase ending in a fiery crash. Character and Show Facts: Reed comments that Malloy reads dames pretty well and Malloy states that’s the reason he’s managed to stay single.
Goofs: The mystery sound is more like a high-pitched humming and Malloy describes it as a clattering sound.
Notable Guest Stars: Tim Matheson appears a Leroy Samuel Rutherford, the horse theif. Played ladies’ man Otter in Animal House (1978) and VP John Hoynes in The West Wing (1999-2006) along with many other numerous TV and movie roles.
Log 33: It All Happened So Fast - Air Date 1-Feb-1969
While driving around patrolling someone fires a shot through the windshield of the squad car. Reed ends up killing the gunman in self-defense. Reed endures a night of intense questioning by the Shooting Team from homicide. This episode concentrates on how police investigate incidents where deadly force is involved.
Character and Show Facts: Reed is informed he would be taken off of field duty for a while. Mac informs him there will be a Shooting Board and inquest in a few days. Malloy’s full name: Peter J. Malloy, Serial No. 10743, seven years on the job Nov 15. Reed’s full name: James A. Reed, Serial No. 13985, started July 11. Probationer.
Notable Guest Stars: Jack Hogan appears as Sgt. Jerry Baker who leads the questioning on Reed. Art Balinger appears as the Area Inspector.
Log 112: You Blew It - Air Date: 8-Feb-1969
Malloy and Reed are discussing judgment and how sometimes even when you go by the book you can still be in the wrong. Their first call is to a bar where the owner asks the officer’s to do something about a problem patron. The owner doesn’t want to press any charges against the patron, so against his better judgment Malloy tries to talk to the guy and gets decked for his troubles. Next, they pull over a car for a traffic violation and end up not waiting for the call back on the driver and vehicle in order to respond to a ‘man with a knife’ call. The call turns out to be a false alarm and Malloy and Reed are called back to the station where Lt. Moore more chews them out about not waiting for ‘call back’ and how they let a dangerous criminal slip through their fingers. Their next call is for a landlord-tenant dispute that suicide of the resident. The officers are determine to catch the man they let loose earlier and manage to track him down between calls at his girlfriend’s house. At the end of the shift, Malloy finds out from Sgt. MacDonald that the man who decked him at the bar was a midget who stood 4’ 8” tall.
Notable Guest Stars: Elvia Allman plays Mrs. Lazwell. Her other notable recurring television roles was as Selma Plout on “Petticoat Junctions” (1963-70) and Elverna Bradshaw on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1963-70). She was the original voice for Disney’s Clarabell the Cow. She debuted with Bob Hope on "The Pepsodent Show" in 1938 playing man-chasing Cobina, a parody of society débutante Cobina Wright.
Phyllis Davis plays Betsy Blake. She is also known as Beatrice Travis from the television series “Vega$” (1978-81).
Log 51: A Jumper, Code 2 - Air Date: 15-Feb-1969
Malloy and Reed get hassled by a couple of their fellow officers for a series of mishaps beyond their control. Their first call is to an apartment building turns out to be a ‘nothing’ call where the tenant’s problem is her TV antennae. Their next all is for a tree blocking the roadway. While taking their code 7, they miss out on an all units broadcast. Next, they are called out to a residential area where some juveniles have been up to mischief. Without any proof, they fill out F.I.’s on the group of mouthy teens. They pull over a drunk driver who has no driver’s license. Their last call for the night is for a jumper. Malloy tries some very risky psychology on the jumper, and although he is successful in preventing the man from jumping, he did ear a reaming out by Sgt. MacDonald.
Character Facts: Jim's been on the job 3 weeks.
Notable Guest Stars: Hal Smith plays Edward J. Brown, the drunk man that gets
pulled over. He was Mayberry’s town
drunk Otis Campbell on ‘The Andy Griffith Show” (1960-1968). He also played the Santa Claus who Cindy
Brady asks for her mother’s voice to return in the 1969 ‘The Voice of
Christmas’ episode and a second appearance as the ‘Kartoon King’ in the 1971
episode ‘The Winner.’ He did a lot of
voice work for Hanna-Barbera and also at one time provided the voice of
Disney’s Goofy, so you may recognize his name in the credits of some of your
Charles Brewer plays Officer Brinkman and Chuck Bowman plays
Officer Miller in this episode.
Log 73: I'm Still A Cop - Air Date: 22-Feb-1969
Malloy gets treated with hostility when some of the college radicals learn he is a cop. Malloy develops a bit of an attitude which spills over into his job. When Malloy and Reed are deployed out to the college to help arrest demonstrators, more anger is directed at Malloy by the students resulting in his brand new car being trashed. Both Lt. Moore and college Prof. Ray Pinter suggest Pete go to another college. The college president calls Malloy to his office because a timing device stolen from the electrical lab. The president is a little apprehensive about confronting the students suspected of taking the device and hopes to avoid a confrontation with them by having Malloy look into the matter. Malloy finds the bomb and deactivates it before it goes off. The students begin to look at Malloy in a more accepting manner and both sides look towards mutually respecting each other.
Notable Guest Stars: Paul Carr makes a second appearance as Professor Ray Pinter. His first appearance was as the abused husband in the Whitely in “Log 161: And You Want Me To Get Married.”
Stacy Harris appears as Dr. Edward Lane, the president of the college.
Log 102: We Can't Just Walk Away From It - Air Date: 1-Mar-1969
Malloy and Reed are called over to Central receiving hospital for a juvenile narcotics suspect. After talking to the boy’s father they discover that he may have gotten the drugs from another boy named Larry Harris. They go to the Harris’ apartment to question Larry only to find that he has locked himself in his room, along with a gun, and is threatening to kill himself in the next ten minutes. Neither the boy’s distraught mother or overbearing father are much help so they try the boy’s ex-girlfriend to see if she can talk him out of committing suicide.
Notable Guest Stars: Angela Greene plays Nurse Sally Gentry.
Scott Brady appears as the overbearing father John Harris. One of his last roles before his death in 1984 was as Sheriff Frank in the movie “Gremlins” (1984). Other notable roles were as Shotgun Slade in the TV series “Shotgun Slade” (1959—1961) and Herman De Young in the “China Syndrome” (1979). He was turned the role of Archie Bunker in a “All in the Family”; later appearing on the show as Joe Foley. He also appeared on “Laverne and Shirley” playing Jack Feeney, Shirley’s father. He also appeared in the 1948 film-noir “He Walked by Night” as Police St. Marty Brennan which also starred Jack Webb as “Lee Whitey.”
Log 152: A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone - Air Date: 8-Mar-1969
Malloy doesn’t like the influence the impulsive Officer Ed Wells is beginning to have on his partner. When Malloy and Reed are called out to handle a family dispute involving a man with a gun, Officers Wells and Sanchez also arrive on scene as backup. Disregarding how Malloy wants to handle the situation, Wells charges in and misses getting shot by the suspect. Malloy ends up getting verbally reprimanded by Sgt. MacDonald for not handling his own calls. Reed sees nothing wrong with how Wells handled the call. Their next call is to a possible kidnapping which turns out to be a father who has his hands full with his son who is reluctant to go get his hair cut. The next shift Wells starts rubbing in the prior call, Malloy lays into Wells in the locker room over his style of policing and to stay away from him unless his assigned to any of Malloy’s calls. Reed is beginning to think they play it a little safe based on how Officer Wells seems to come out unscathed by his cowboy antics. Adam-47 (Wells and Sanchez) get a man with a gun call with Malloy and Reed responding as backup. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer Wells charges up to the house only this time his luck finally runs out and he receives a shoulder full of buckshot. Malloy keeps his cool and uses the patrol car to shield them as him and Reed rescue Wells. This time Sgt. MacDonald praises Malloy and Reed for using their heads.
Character and Show Facts: Ed Wells has been married for four years and has three kids.
Notable Guest Stars: Gary Crosby appears as the annoying hotshot Ed Wells.
Barry Williams (Greg Brady, “The Brady Bunch” 1969-1974) appears as Johnny Grant.
Angela Greene appears as Nurse Sally Gentry.
Marco Lopez appears as Officer Sanchez. You will see him in the background during many Season 1 episodes and he has NO lines.
Log 12: He Was Trying To Kill Me - Air Date: 15-Mar-1969
Malloy and Reed are called out for a child left alone. They find a six-year-old girl whose been left alone for over 24 hours or more in a filthy apartment with dirty dishes strewn everywhere. Little Charlie shows the officers a picture of her mother and tells them she knows her mother doesn’t like her very much. The officers decide to get Georgia Juvenile involved. They discover a second child, a 10-month-old baby who Charlie refers to as ‘Sissy’ in the bathroom tub of the apartment. When Charlie shows the officers the baby, she refers to the baby as ‘just like my very own’ which makes it clear that she’s the one who has been taking care of the baby. They later find out that Charlie has been beaten by a thin belt or electrical cord and claims ‘Daddy’ did it. Malloy and Reed begin to question a male friend of Charlie’s mother who she calls ‘Daddy.’ During questioning they get called back to the apartment to find Charlie’s parents in the midst of a fight. One thing that stands out painfully in this episode is how the adults in Charlie’s life (parents, mother’s boyfriend, and neighbor) all seem to have screwed up priorities and no sense of real responsibility for Charlie or her baby sister.
Notable Guest Stars:
Popular child actress (late 60s and throughout the 70s),
Dawn Lyn plays Charlie Phelps. She
played Dodie Harper Douglas on “My Three Sons” (between 1969-1973). She was four years old when she started in “Cry
Blood, Apache” (1970). She is the
younger sister of 70s teen heartthrob Leif Garrett. She also appeared on a couple of episodes of
Emergency’s Ron Pinkard (Dr. Morton) appears as the Police
Log 172: Boy, The Things You Do For The Job - Air Date: 22-Mar-1969
Malloy gives a spoiled rich girl a traffic ticket. After Miss Penny Lang got over her shock that Malloy turned down a date with her in lieu of not getting a ticket, begins to relentlessly pursue him causing issues for him at work and with his fellow officers. When Malloy returns from his days off, he not only faces a little razing from his fellow officers, but receives a pinup-type photo of Miss Lang. When she shows up at the station, Malloy makes it clear he’s not interested in her. At the end of the shift, Malloy gets an earful of bellyaching from Ed Wells because Miss Lang kept calling the police in hopes that Malloy would respond to the call. The next shift they get call to a swanky apartment building for loud music only to discover that Miss Lang has just moved into the apartment because it is Malloy and Reed’s reporting district. Again, Malloy makes it clear he doesn’t like her nor does he want to go out with her. The next shift, a new sports car arrives for Malloy courtesy of Miss Lang. Malloy has only one choice; to take her out on a date.
Character and Show Facts: Malloy planning three days of sailing while Reed plans on painting whatever needs painting on their days off.
Notable Guest Stars: Anna (Ahna) Capri plays spoiled little rich girl Penelope Lang. She started her career as a child actress appearing on such shows as “Father Knows Best” and “The Danny Thomas Show.” She also starred in the short lived 1962 television series “Room for One More.” One of her more notable roles is as Tania in the martial-arts classic “Enter the Dragon” (1973). Sadly she died after spending a week in a coma after colliding with a 5-ton truck with her car on August 19, 2010 at the age of 66.
William Stevens, Claude Johnson, and Gary Crosby appear as Officers Walters, Brinkman, and Wells.
Log 92: Tell Him He Pushed A Little Too Hard - Air Date: 29-Mar-1969
Malloy and Reed are called out to a residence over a dispute between two neighbors who co-own a boat together. Malloy explains it’s a civil matter and they can’t get involved with it. They leave after both men have seemingly cooled down only to get called back 45 minutes later. This time the wives (the reasonable ones in the whole matter) plead with the officers not to arrest them. Both men agree to leave each other alone and Malloy promises them that one of them will be going to jail if they get called back. Malloy and Reed are called back a third time and the two men have now taken the dispute to a new level where they begin to get physical with each other. Both men want charges brought up against the other so the officers haul them off to the station. Malloy calls on Sgt. Miller to look into the dispute to see if either man has a case against the other because he has a bad feeling over the matter. Both men drop the charges against the other and are released. Malloy and Reed are called back out one final time on the matter of the shared boat and this time it ends badly for both of the co-owners.
Notable Guest Stars: James T. Callahan plays Miles Wellman. He is best known as Walter Powell on the television series “Charles in Charge” (1984-1990) and for several appearances as Dr. Yates Atkinson from “Dr. “ (1962-1964). He made numerous guest appearances on many shows throughout the 60s and 70s. He died of esophageal cancer August 3, 2007.
Dick Sargent plays Sidney Roemer and is best known as the second Darrin on the television series “Bewitched”” (1969-1972). He made numerous appearances on televisions shows throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. He also did memory supporting roles in movies like “Operation Petticoat” (1959), That “Touch of Mink” (1962), and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966). He died of prostate cancer July 8, 1994.
Playboy Playmate for November 1958, Joan Staley appears as Agnes Whitman. One of her more notable roles is as Alma Parker in the 1966 movie The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. She appeared in numerous films and televisions shows from the 60s and 70s.
Jack Hogan makes an appearance as Sgt. Jerry Miller.
Log 22: ...So This Guy Goes Into A Bar, And... - Air Date: 5-Apr-1969
Reed obsessed over a joke (not a funny one, either) he heard from Ed Wells throughout the entire shift. Their first call is to a possible theft of an elderly woman’s mink scarf. Turns out the woman put the mink in the freezer instead of the freezer. The next call is for a man assaulting a woman which turns out to be a scam that the husband and wife cooked up together where she’ll get more welfare money if he’s in jail. Reed gets a taste of what it’s like to be ‘the big, bad fuzz’ when they’re called to an apartment building where it turns out an old buddy of Reeds is having a really loud party. Reed also learns when a lieutenant tells a joke his rank makes it funny.
Notable Guest Stars: Nydia Westman plays Alice Hoyt who believed her mink scarf was stolen. She played Annette in the 1934 film “Manhattan Love Song,” Cicily in “The Cat and the Canary” (1939), and Mrs. Cobb in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966). Often times she played elderly spinster-type characters. She died of cancer May 23, 1970 at the age of 68.
Nydia Westman top left in Manhattan Love Song, top right Cat and the Canary, and bottom The Ghost And Mr. Chicken
Harry Dean Stanton appears as Henry Fletcher. His is known for his role of Tramp in the movie “Cool Hand Luke” (1967). Other memorable roles were as Bud in the 1984 movie “Repo Man”, as Jack Walsh, Andie’s father (Molly Ringwald) in “Pretty in Pink” (1986), and Toot-Toot in “The Green Mile” (1999).
William Stevens, Claude Johnson, and Gary Crosby appear as Officers Walters, Brinkman, and Wells.