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Cagney & Lacey

Season 5 Episode 11

Play It Again, Santa

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 23, 1985 on CBS
9.5
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Episode Summary

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The disappearance of some musical Santas, the theft of gold records and Mary Beth's obsession with swimming.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Entertaining

    9.0
    With Tyne Daley out of the picture (maternity leave) an episode such as this one could focus on the character of Chistine Cagney. Whereas some previous ones took a serious approach, this episode goes for the laugh. The mystery at the center is pretty ridiculous. One might call it Cagney & Lacey Meet Murder She Wrote. The writers and actors know this and everything is played with tongue firmly embedded in cheek. The Mary Beth Lacey storyline (perhaps filmed months earlier) deals with the unusual urges of pregnant women. As such it has nothing to do with the main story. It's Cagney's pairing with Detective Newman that generates many laughs. By some sheer coincidence, Sharon Gless' irritated pronunciation of 'Newman' predicts Jerry Seinfeld's handling of his neighbor of the same name. There are times when it could be considered an imitation, ... if it hadn't occurred years before Seinfeld.moreless
Tony LaTorre

Tony LaTorre

Harvey Lacey, Jr.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Det. Mary Beth Lacey

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Sgt. Chris Cagney

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Det. Mark Petrie

Dan Shor

Dan Shor

Det. Jonah Newman

Harvey Atkin

Harvey Atkin

Desk Sgt. Ronald Coleman

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson

Jackson Bell

Guest Star

Thalmus Rasulala

Thalmus Rasulala

Lou Casey

Guest Star

Thelma Houston

Thelma Houston

Ellie Hendricks

Guest Star

Stephen Macht

Stephen Macht

David Keeler

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Rosetta: Officer Petrie, has anyone ever told you you look more like a model than a policeman?
      Petrie: Yes, ma'am. My wife.
      Isbecki: I modeled once. For a trucking company brochure.

    • Cagney: Let's get it over with. You corner the three wise men before they escape. And I'll check out that dangerous-looking pretzel vendor over there.

    • Harvey: Tada! A bathing suit for pregnant women.
      Mary Beth: How many can you get in there?
      Harvey: Have I got some good news for you! There's a church in the East seventies with a pool in the basement. And we may be able to use it during Sunday morning services.
      Mary Beth: Harv, I can't. How can I swim when people are praying?

    • Newman: I offered, but no, you didn't want to be Mrs Santa Clause!
      Cagney: I don't play supporting roles.

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