The Hardy Boys Mysteries

ABC (ended 1979)
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  • show Description
  • Based on the famous book series. The series follows the adventures of 16-year-old Joe Hardy and 18-year-old Frank Hardy, the teenage detective sons of world-famous infestigator Fenton Hardy. At first the series alternated on Sundays nights with The Nancy Drew Mysteries. In the Fall of 1977 the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew appeared jointly in some epsiodes, and then in Feb 1978 the two shows were combined into one.

  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 8

    Life on the Line

    Aired 1/14/79

  • S 3 : Ep 7


    Aired 12/3/78

  • S 3 : Ep 6

    Defection to Paradise

    Aired 11/19/78

  • S 3 : Ep 5

    Scorpion's Sting

    Aired 11/12/78

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Dangerous Waters

    Aired 10/29/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Schallert

    Carson Drew

  • Ed Gilbert

    Fenton Hardy

  • Jack Kelly

    Harry Hammond

  • Parker Stevenson

    Frank Hardy

  • Shaun Cassidy

    Joe Hardy

  • Photos (2)
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (162)

    • Callie My hero. (she kisses Frank on the cheek) Joe: Hey, what am I? Chopped liver over here?

    • Joe: W-wait a second. There's two cars besides ours. If Sonny owns one of them, who owns the other one? Frank: What difference does it make? We've got to find Sonny. Joe: It could make a difference.

    • Frankenstein: Keep it under your hat. We don't want to scare anybody.

    • Frank: You know, you make some detective. I'd like to see you follow a guy for more than a block without stopping for a burger. Joe: I'm a growing boy. I need nourishment.

    • Frank: What are you worrying about cheeseburgers for? We've got work to do. Joe: Well, if we're gonna pay for 'em, they ought to be the way we like 'em.

    • Joe: This is amazing. Frank: No, this is a maze.

    • Joe: Follow that ghost.

    • (Joe looks after the rolling away fake skeleton) Joe: Didn't you used to go with her? Frank: Funny.

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    Notes (12)

    • Shaun Cassidy sings two of his hit songs in this episode: Da Doo Ron Ron and That's Rock & Roll.

    • The title of this episode would be reused for a Hardy Boys book issued in June 1989, although the story, while similar, was located in Europe, not Hawaii, and was about surfing.

    • As the name suggests, both the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew appear in this episode.

    • This is a two part episode.

    • Most likely a Halloween episode.

    • The Hardy Boys work with Nancy Drew in this episode.

    • This is a two part episode.

    • Shaun Cassidy sings "Hey Deanie" in this episode.

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    Trivia (7)

    • The Mystery Of Witches Hollow was adapted from the Hardy Boys novel The Clue Of The Screeching Owl. This is the only episode ever to be a true adaptation of a Hardy Boys novel.

    • When Berger's unconscious, Frank pulls open his eye to check and Berger's eye turns to look at Frank, even though he's supposed to be unconscious.

    • At the very beginning of the show, Fenton Hardy is in the castle. A cheesy white bat comes at him and he ducks. He starts to smile, then puts a serious face on.

    • When Frank is talking to the man about the bulldozers he'd sold, Frank first says six and then immediately changes to say seven. If appears as though it's a goof and it was just never taken out.

    • The house used in this episode is the famous "Psycho" house used in the Alfred Hitchcock movie. The porch was extended on both sides for use in several TV series and was seen in three different episodes of The Hardy Boys including this one.

    • Goof: Rathbone said he hadn't read a newspaper since the Hindenburg disaster in 1939, but it actually crashed in 1937.

    • The Inspector mentions how Frank and Joe saved Nancy Drew when she was kidnapped by Rathbone. This happened in the previous episode "Arson and Old Lace".

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Fun Show When I was a Tween

    By dysss, Sep 20, 2006