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Charlie's Angels

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 22, 1976 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Sabrina becomes a race driver while Kelly, Jill and Bosley assume unusual disguises to learn why a pretty woman driver lost control of her car and died in a flaming wreck. They discover a conspiracy that extends far beyond the track.

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  • Industrial Diamond Heist

    While Sabrina is preparing for her racing debut, Kelly, Jill, and Bosely are able to use their uncover disguises to their advantage. Kelly was able to prevent Dirko from going to his hotel. This allows Jill enough time to sneak into Wells and Dirko's hotel hideout and take pictures of the track layout and Industrial Diamond Heist. Bosely throughout the episodes portrays "Brother John" which allows him and Jill to checkout the racecar drivers and personnel and to add humor to this episode. Day of the race, Sabrina races and is tailing "Bloody Mary" all the way to the actual heist. Bosley, Jill, and Kelly are not far behind to end this race on a high note.moreless
  • The first episode of the series, not counting the pilot, present us three female detectives who work for a man called Charlie and who have the help of John Bosley who is the contact between Charlie and the women. This is their official first case.moreless

    Once upon a time... three female detectives have to solve the murder of a female car driver. Her death seems a simple accident but soon the trio discovers that she was killed. In this episode the characters are developed and son we discover that Sabrina Duncan is going to be the leader of the Angels not only because she is the most intelligent but also she usually has the ideas of what could have happened. Besides, she's the bravest one. Then we have Kelly Garrett, who in my opinion was portrayed here as the most naive, and Jill Munroe the sexiest angel and the one who was going to explode that to get what she wanted. We have John Bosley as well, a man who puts Charlie and the angels in contact for the cases and who helps the women to solve them.

    The episode's plot is good, because behind the murder there is a complicated story. But the angels work very well, and putting their lives in danger they catch the bad people.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Police Officer: Have you been drinking ma'am?
      Kelly: Not a drop, officer. Clear eyed. Breath is fresh. Kissing sweet. (Kelly blows a kiss at the officer)

    • Jill: Something for the Lord. (Holding up the hat for donations.)
      Ted Kale: And what denomination are you, little lady.
      Jill: 35-24-35, brother.

    • Sabrina: Hi, I've heard about you.
      Bloody Mary: Oh yeah, what'd ya hear?
      Sabrina: That you're good!
      Bloody Mary: You don't win by being good you win by being first.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Opening Credits: Kate Jackson: middle Angel with walkie-talkie in hand in blue background; clips of her driving car from "Hellride", turning around in "The Killing Kind", running towards a truck and crouching in swamp from "The Pilot" and in stables pointing her gun in saying freeze "Consenting Adults". Farrah Fawcett-Majors: right Angel with gun in hand; clips of her roller skating in "Angels on Wheels", turning around in "Consenting Adults", laughing on masseuse table in "The Killing Kind", driving a car in "Hellride" and back handing a tennis ball in "The Pilot". Jaclyn Smith: left Angel in karate stance; clips of her running from her car in "Angels on Wheels", flipping her hair on a motorcycle in "The Pilot", camera getting taken away from her in "The Killing Kind", turning around and putting on sun hat in "Night of the Strangler" and elbowing someone in "Consenting Adults". David Doyle; clips of him hugging Sabrina and handing a present to Sabrina all from "Hellride".

    • The first episode introduces two prominent series staples: the exterior shot of the red brick building that is home to Charles Townsend Associates and the teasing glimpses of Charlie, usually from behind, in the company of a scantily-clad beauty.


    • Sabrina: We just happen to have our version of Amarillo Slim warming up in the bullpens. This comment is referring to "Amarillo Slim," aka Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., who is a professional gambler famous for his poker skills and proposition bets.