Crazy Like A Fox

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 23

    Still Crazy Like a Fox

    Aired 4/5/87

  • S 2 : Ep 22

    A Fox at the Races

    Aired 5/3/86

  • S 2 : Ep 21

    Dead on Arrival

    Aired 4/19/86

  • S 2 : Ep 20

    Rosie

    Aired 4/12/86

  • S 2 : Ep 19

    The Duke Is Dead

    Aired 4/5/86

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Warden

    Harry Fox

  • John Rubinstein

    Harrison K. Fox

  • Teddy Wilson

    Ernie (1985-1986)

  • Penny Peyser

    Cindy Fox

  • Patricia Ayame Thomson

    Allison Ling (1985-1986)

  • show Description
  • Harrison K. Fox was a conservative young attorney trying to develop a successful law practice in San Francisco to support his wife, Cindy, and his young son, Josh. Unfortunately his life was endlessly complicated by his unconventional father Harry, a lovable con artist and private eye who was constantly getting involved in murder cases. Harry was a real character. When he got involved in a dicey case, he would inevitably drag Harrison in with him, sometimes getting free legal advice (he had, after all, paid for Harrison's education), sometimes to get Harrison to take on one of his trouble-prone friends as a client, most often to help with the legwork. That usually meant chasing people, breaking into offices, and getting shot at, just the sort of diversion a conservative attorney enjoys! Harrison's secretary Allison grew used to seeing Harry barge into the office, interrupting important meetings. Despite all this, and regardless of his better judgment, harrison could never turn Harry down. He was, after all, a lovable old coot. In Germany the show is known as Die Fälle des Harry Fox ("Harry Fox's Cases")moreless

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  • Quotes (3)

    • Harry: (Picking up a PC in order to hurl it through a plate glass window in order to make their escape) I finally found a use for one of these things!

    • Harrison: (As they are finding themselves trapped in the building) How do you get me into these things, Dad? Harry: You got me into this one.

    • (Harrison, Harry, and their client are riding in a backfiring, patched together Pinto that Harry was given as a loaner while his regular car is being repaired) Harrison: I thought you didn't like small cars, Dad. Harry: Yea… well this one has character. Harrison: Yes, but does it have brakes? Harry: Oh, sure it does… (They start down one of San Francisco's famous hills, increasing speed as they go) Harry: … I think…

    Notes (42)

    • The German episode title is "Auf leisen Sohlen", meaning "Soft-Footed".

    • The German episode title is "Sein letzter Wille", meaning "His Will".

    • The shot of the car crashing through the Fotomat booth seen in the opening credits of both seasons is taken from this episode.

    • The German episode title is "Reise ohne Wiederkehr", meaning "Journey of no Return".

    • The German episode title is "Bis daß der Tod uns scheidet…", an exact translation.

    • This is episode is not aired in Germany.

    • The German episode title is "Ein pathologischer Fall", meaning "A Pathologic Case".

    • Alternate Title: "Wanted Dead or Alive"

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    Trivia (2)

    • For the most part the pilot didn't differ all that much with the series. Instead of the format of the series where there would be a preview of scenes from the show followed by the title sequence starting Harry calling Harrison for a lift - the pilot had a short teaser in which the show's plot begain, cutting to the shot of Harry that normally came after saying "What could possibly happen"? Also the fox drawing is missing from the final end credits.

    • A slight goof with time in this episode...When Harry is getting ready for the funeral he mentions that the dinner party was 'the other day'. Yet later when the next door couple come to see Harrison and Cindy they thank them for the party they threw last night. Seems more likely that Harry's line is the accurate one, since its unlikely that the dog could be poisoned, autopsy conducted and a funeral arranged and conducted all in one night/morning.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a play on the 1983 Stephen Sondheim/James Lapin musical, Sunday in the Park with George.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • CBS should have never moved it out of Sunday nights.

    By krla1110, Dec 07, 2010

  • Rough-hewn private eye and buttoned-down yuppie son.

    By villagedianne, Oct 31, 2008

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