Mathnet

The Case of the Swami Scam

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 1/22/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Kate and George have just moved in to the Mathnet division at NYPD, meeting Captain Joe Greco, Sgt. Abruzzi, and a new ally, cabdriver Benny Pill. As they are fresh off "The Case of the Ersatz Earthquake," Kate and George are well-prepared to hear about another prognosticator. This guy worked long hours to swindle five prominent city lawyers out of a few thousand bucks by predicting the results of a horse race.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Howard

    George Frankly

  • Beverly Leech

    Kate Monday

  • Emilio Del Pozo

    Captain Joe Greco

  • Bari K. Willerford

    Benny Pill

  • Jim Thurman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Announcer: (during the Swami's mugshot) Swami River, only son of Old Man River, was tried and convicted of a 190.65: Scheme to defraud in the first degree, and a Title 19: Section 1341: Mail fraud. He was sent to a State Penitentiary for his crimes, and put to work in the prison mail room. Zip code: 01310.

    • Mr. Bully: Look, I just got greedy. Okay? But there is one thing I want.
      Kate: Yes, sir?
      Mr. Bully: As a lawyer, a trusted member of the American Bar Association, a man who has sworn to uphold the cannons of ethics...
      George: You wanna see justice done.
      Mr. Bully: No. I want my 5 G's back.

    • Captain Greco: What a scam. And it's mathematically based, too.
      George: Well, I guess math can be used for evil as well as for good, skipper.
      Captain Greco: You have a real way with a phrase, Frankly.

    • Sergeant Abruzzi: You know what? I betcha you guys are the mathematicians from La-La Land. Am I right about this or what?
      Kate: L.A.? Right. I'm Kate Monday. This is my partner, George.
      George: Frankly.
      Kate and George: (flash their badges) Mathnet.
      Sergeant Abruzzi: (stands up and points to his badge) Sergeant Abruzzi, NYPD.
      (Captain Joe Greco arrives)
      Captain Greco: I'm Captain Greco. But you're gonna have to take my word for it. My badge is in my jacket.

    • Swami: You and me, we sweat and strain.
      Bodies all aching, and wracked with pain.

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    Notes (2)

    • Debuts: Captain Joe Greco, Sergeant M. Abruzzi, and Officer Benny Pill.

    • A preview of this story aired 1/8/90 in a one hour primetime special, the five segments separated by Square One TV commercial parodies. It was offered as a chance for parents to check out the new season's PBS children's programing.

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