Jake and the Fatman

CBS (ended 1992)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Beautiful Dreamer (a.k.a. Mickey Daytona)

    Aired 5/6/92

  • S 5 : Ep 21


    Aired 4/22/92

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Aired 4/8/92

  • S 5 : Ep 19

    All Through the Night

    Aired 4/1/92

  • S 5 : Ep 18

    I Can't Believe I'm Losing You

    Aired 3/25/92

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Conrad

    Jason Lochinvar "Fatman" McCabe

  • Jack Hogan

    Judge Smithwood

  • Joe Penny

    Jake Styles

  • Melody Anderson


  • George O'Hanlon Jr.

    Sergeant Rafferty

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  • show Description
  • District attorney J.L. McCabe strikes down on the crime in Los Angeles (and later Hawaii) together with his special investigator Jake Styles and assistant D.A. Derek Mitchell. Production Companies: Dean Hargrove Productions The Fred Silverman Company Viacom Productions Inc. Distributors: CBS Television Air Day & time Sep 1987 -- Sat 10:00pm Sep 87-Feb 88 -- Tue 9:00pm Mar 88-May 88 -- Wed 9:00pm Jun 88-Sep 88 -- Wed 8:00pm Oct 88-Feb 89 -- Not On. Mar 89-Jun 92 -- Wed 9:00pm Jun 92-Sep 92 -- Sat 10:00pm Filming Locations: 1. 2nd Street Tunnel, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA 2. Hawaii Film Studio - 18th Avenue & Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA (studio) 3. Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USAmoreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Jake: Are you aware your ten dollar dog is drolling all over my fourteen hundred dollar Italian chair?
      McCabe: Max is not a ten dollar dog. I gave the pound fifteen dollars. (Jake looks at him) Well, maybe it was twelve fifty.

    • Officer: You really like to play cop, don't you?
      McCabe: If I did, I'd still be on the force.

    • (Jake walks in his apartment)
      Derek: (Petting Max) Hi Jake. (McCabe walks out of the kitchen)
      Jake: Is everyone comfortable?
      McCabe: You're out of diet soda.
      Jake: I'll have to remember to buy some. Think i'll change the locks while I'm at it.

    • Jake: Look, you hungry? I'm goign to make some pasta.
      McCabe: Well, ah, as a matter of fact, we already ate. Um.. Why don't you have a nice, um , nice salad.
      Jake: Why?
      McCabe: Because we ate all of your pasta. (as he hurries to the door with Max) Goodnight Jake.

    • (Jake has come home to find McCabe, Max and Derek in his apartment)
      Jake: Is there a reason for this visit or am I being punished?

    • Jake: You have any leads? I mean, this guy's got to make a mistake sooner or later. McCabe: He already has. He made me mad.

    • McCabe: Are you telling me that a half million dollars is gone?
      Derek: Sir, he didn't exactly say gone, did you?
      Jake: JL, look at it as proof that he's crooked.
      McCabe: Proof? Proof!
      Jake: Yes.
      McCabe: You offered the man money, you claimed to have embezzled and he takes it. The only thing that's proof of is my stupidity in trusting you with a half m..mil.. I can't even bring myself to say the words.

    • McCabe: You want what?
      Jake: A half of a million dollars, five hundred thousand...
      McCabe: (Shouting) I heard that. I just can't beleive it. Have you lost your mind?
      Jake: No. I haven't lost my mind!
      Derek: Mr. McCabe, sir, shouting is bad for a .....
      McCabe: (interrupting and shouting) I'm not shouting, this is a easonable discussion. Or it would be if you weren't making unreasonable requests.
      Jake: Look, I need a half million dollars if I'm going to get Glen to let me in on hte plan. It's as simple as that.

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    Notes (16)

    • Special billing was given toJohn Rubinstein andRobert Reed(and) for this episode.

    • The episode aired as a two hour series pilot.

    • CREW: Produced by Ron Satlof .... producer Joel Steiger .... supervising producer Original Music by Richard DeBenedictis Christopher Klatman James Stemple Cinematography by H├ęctor R. Figueroa Film Editing by Edward M. Abroms Jim Benson Set Decoration by Richard Reams Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Bob Bralver .... second unit director Art Department Roy Barnes .... set designer Kenneth Milfred .... lead man Sound Department Beau Biggart .... adr mixer Tom Gerard .... sound re-recording mixer Richard Kite .... boom operator (final season) Stunts Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts Phil O'Dell .... stunt double Tony Snegoff .... stunts Other crew Douglas Stefen Borghi .... developer Jason Freeman .... assistant editor Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator Nancy Rosing .... production coordinator Bob Rust .... key grip Kurt E. Soderling .... assistant camera Dave West .... transportation captain

    • Special billing was given to Robery Culp for this episode.

    • In this episode McCabe accepts the position of prosecuting attorney of Hawaii, and he convinces Jake and Derek to move to Hawaii too. The opening titles change to reflect the series new location.

    • Contains clips from: "The Man I Love"; "I'll Never Smile Again"; "Side by Side"; "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"; "Why Can't You Behave?"; "Wish You Were Here"; "What is This Thing Called Love?".

    • "Goodbye" was originally broadcast as a TV movie and has been cut in two to fit into the series. Though for some reason the ending credits of "I'll Never Smile Again" were used in part one, instead of the correct ones that are used in part two.

    • At the end of "Goodbye", McCabe once again takes on the position of Los Angeles District Attorney, and along with him Jake, Derek and Lisbeth move to LA. The series gets new opening titles.

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    Trivia (12)

    • CREDITS: Rebeccah Bush was credited as Rebecca Bush Eugene Peterson was credited as Eugene I. Peterson Kim Johnston Ulrich was credited as Kim Ulrich

    • Jake's phone number is 555-4796.

    • CREDITS: Stephen Liska was credited as Steve Liska

    • During the courtroom scene at the end, when McCabe himself is called to the stand, we learn what the initials "J.L" stand for - Jason Lochinvar.

    • CREDITS: Gammy Singer credited as Gammy L. Singer

    • CREDITS: Edward Winter credited as Ed Winter

    • CREDITS: Brigid Brannagh was credited as Brigid Conley Walsh

    • CREDITS: Tracy K. Shaffer was credited as Tracy Shaffer

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    Allusions (1)

    • McCabe: Never laugh at live dragons. Jagger: McCabe's Law. Actually, McCabe is quoting from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. After his parting statement to the dragon Smaug got him scorched, hobbit Bilbo Baggins said to himself, "Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!" which became a saying that later passed into a proverb.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A hybrid of sorts between "Matlock" and "Nero Wolfe," "Jake and the Fatman" is light-hearted B-movie inspired mystery.

    By jamoon2006, Jul 22, 2008

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