240-Robert

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    Hostages

    Aired 3/21/81

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    First Loss

    Aired 3/14/81

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    A Cool Welcome

    Aired 3/7/81

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    Oil and Water

    Aired 12/3/79

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    The Applicant

    Aired 11/26/79

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joanna Cassidy

    Deputy Morgan Wainwright

  • Andrew Robinson

    Wilson

  • Mark Harmon

    Deputy Dwayne Thibideaux or "Thib"

  • John Bennett Perry

    Deputy Theodore Roosevelt Applegate III or "Trap"

  • Taylor Lacher

    Captain Berman

  • show Description
  • The short-lived "240-Robert" presented the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office "Emergency Services Detail." The ESD were two deputies (John Bennett Perry and a young Mark Harmon) in a specially equipped four-wheel drive Ford Bronco and another deputy (Joanna Cassidy) in a helicopter. They usually encountered two or three rescue-type situations during an episode, much like "CHiPs" or Emergency!. The title "240-Robert, by the way, was the call sign/unit designation for the Ford Bronco (240-Robert-2) and the helicopter (240-Robert-Air).moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (35)

    • According to Jimmy, he named his dog "Sometimes" because..."He does what ya tell him...sometimes."

    • Harry said that "the van is to reach 75 mph" (before driving off cliff).

    • While driving, Roger said to Joan, "there are only 5 in the whole country" (referring to the amphicar).

    • Radio Call; "Southbound on Pacific passing 22nd Street" (chasing the amphicar).

    • Leaving the pier... "Thib watch that door it will probably stick on you," Trap says to Thib as Thib opens Bronco door slowly. Door opens fine. "You gotta have the right touch Trap," said Thib to Trap.

    • Radio Call - "902R Prescott Fire Road 1/2 mile North of Burley Camp Ground."

    • Two guys thank Thib & Trap for rescuing their friend from the tree. Trap sees 6-packs of beer spotted in back of the guys pick-up truck. Trap tells the remaining two men, "If either of you step foot inside that vehicle you are booked for driving under the influence."

    • Radio Call - "Man Trapped in bathysphere...air lines cut...1 mile West of Marina Del Ray Breakwater."

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    Notes (343)

    • Original Air Date (in US): 28th August 1979

    • This episode was 90 minutes in length (including commercials).

    • Jimmy (lost boy) - blind, 6 years old, with dog named: "Sometimes."

    • 240-Robert-2 (Trap & Thib's Ford Bronco radio call sign)

    • Bobby is Morgan's 7 year old son who is mentioned but not seen in this episode.

    • Dwayne L. Thibideaux wrote and sang the song on the radio "Saddle My Dreams" which was talked about, but not heard in this episode (later sung by Mark Harmon in the episode "Bathysphere").

    • 240-Robert-Lincoln (Lt. Coleman's radio call sign)

    • The helicopter pilot who actually flew the Hughes 500 chopper was Chuck Tamburro. He did all of the helicopter stunts.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Lt. Coleman, although never seen, was based on the real life lieutenant of the E.S.D. (Emergency Services Detail) at the time (Lt. Jim Coleman). He is actually a world-renowned expert on special weapons and tactic and served as the founder for the N.T.O.A. (National Tactical Officer's Association).

    • Mac Wilkins (Deputy "Big Bird") was an Olympic star in the shot put event in real-life!

    • "It really beats that ‘52 Ford," said Trap to Morgan during the helicopter ride to the Sergeant's Exam (Traps old car is spoken of but not shown). This is odd, because Trap is seen driving a red Corvette in "The Apology" episode. What '52 Ford could Trap be referring to? Perhaps the car that Morgan and Trap went out on a date with years ago?

    • When Trap is boarding the poacher's fishing boat in SCUBA gear, you can catch a glimpse of the boom microphone extending into the shot!

    • Steven Ford (Who coincidentally is ex-president Gerald Ford's son) portrayed Deputy Burgess.

    • The S.W.A.T. Deputy who takes over the pay phone from Captain Berman (Taylor Lacher) was played by Jim Seulke, who served as a technical advisor on several of the 240-Robert episodes. You can also catch a quick glimpse of him playing Deputy Seulke in the episode "Acting Sergeant."

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