The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

ABC (ended 1979)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 10

    Life on the Line

    Aired 1/14/79

  • S 3 : Ep 9

    Game Plan

    Aired 12/3/78

  • S 3 : Ep 8

    Defection to Paradise (2)

    Aired 11/26/78

  • S 3 : Ep 7

    Defection to Paradise (1)

    Aired 11/19/78

  • S 3 : Ep 6

    Scorpion's Sting

    Aired 11/5/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jack Kelly

    Harry Hammond

  • Parker Stevenson

    Frank Hardy

  • Shaun Cassidy

    Joe Hardy

  • Phillip Richard Allen

    Harry Gibbon

  • Lisa Eilbacher

    Callie Shaw

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  • show Description
  • The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries recount the adventures of the famous teenage sleuths, based on the two series of juvenile mystery novels by the Edward Stratemeyer syndicate under the names Franklin W. Dixon and Carolyn Keene. Frank and Joe Hardy are the sons of a private detective, and Nancy Drew is the daughter of a criminal attorney.In the first season, stories alternated week by week between the two families, but in the second season the independent Nancy Drew adventures were phased out so that all were working as a team. In the third season, Nancy Drew was eliminated completely and the Hardys became more involved in cases of international intrigue.also see The Hardy Boys Mysteriesmoreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (168)

    • 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 skeleton that slid through the brick wall.) Joe: Didn't you used to go out with her? Frank: Funny.

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    Notes (26)

    • This episode put into production on 11/23/76.

    • Working title of this show was The Secret Of Bronson's Grave. Changed 1/17/77.

    • The seacoast location of this episode is odd. The Hardys are the ones that live on the coast, whereas Nancy lives in a city on a river.

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

    • The Beach Boys tune Surfing USA is used in this episode.

    • James Shigeta also appeared in the failed 1967 pilot show.

    • This episode was Jean Rasey's last appearance as George Fayne. George O' Hanlon, Jr. did not appear in this episode as Ned Nickerson, so the episode before this one was really his last. By the second season most of these secondary characters were being eliminated, ostensibly to focus on the principals. This would also be the last regularly scheduled Nancy Drew episode. It would no longer air alternately with "The Hardy Boys," as the audience reportedly found the latter more appealing.

    • In this season, Nancy Drew joined the Hardy Boys in their adventures rather than appearing separately.

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    Trivia (12)

    • The building used as "Haunted House" is used again later in the season two episode"House on Possessed Hill"

    • When Frank and Joe go back to Witch's Hollow to retrieve their's & their friend's sleeping bags, you see them put out the camp fire. The fire had already been out when they left the camp site after hearing Calley scream in the woods.

    • The footage of the actual football game is likely taken from the classic 1971 Oklahoma-Nebraska game which was played at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Nov 25. In the footage, Oklahoma's quarterback and running back wore No. 11 and 30, which would match what Jack Mildren and Greg Pruitt wore. Nebraska won by a score of 35-31.

    • Shaun Cassidy sings one of his songs in this episode called "Teen Dream".

    • In this episode, Nancy Drew and Frank Hardy share a kiss.

    • Shaun Cassidy sings one of his songs in this episode called Hey Deanie.

    • The house used in this episode is the same as the one used in the pilot episode "Mystery of the Haunted House"

    • Continuity: While speaking to Abrams, Joe mentions that a former spy and friend, Alexander Cartel, had once tried to kill his father, Fenton Hardy. This happened in the episode, "Acapulco Spies."

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    Allusions (2)

    • During her hypnotic regression, Stacey mentions a doll named Matilda that she had as a child. The doll was named Matilda because she was bought in Australia - a clear reference to Matilda's Waltz.

    • The episode title refers to the Joseph Kesselring play Arsenic and Old Lace.

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • family friendly

    By GuyClaypool, Mar 17, 2012

  • Soo much better than vampire diaries...

    By knundahl, Jan 21, 2012

  • Nancy Drew + The Hardy Boys = Lots of Mysteries and fun.

    By Flexie52, Jun 10, 2009

  • Just classic!

    By da_dunker, May 02, 2007

  • Oh I wish they would bring it back.

    By spellcrafter67, Dec 12, 2005

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