Season 1 Episode 13

A Very Cool Hot Car

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Nov 30, 1967 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • An overhead shot of a table with seven neatly-arranged photographs are shown as Ironside says "Here are eleven possible candidates for theft..." Then a regular shot of the table shows more photos arranged more haphazardly on the table.

    • Twice in this episode, freeze frames can be seen.  First, during the director credit, a street scene is shown, but none of the vehicles are moving. After the credits are over, we see Ironside's van coming down the street.  Later, while Ironside and Eve are studying the second map showing car thefts, a shot of the map showing Ironside and Eve looking at it is a freeze frame.

  • Quotes

    • Ironside: That's the trouble with volunteers. They quit when the going gets tough. can't be much worse than working for me here, is it?
      Mark: That's like asking if I prefer being hit on the head or poked in the eye with a stick.

    • Rosemary Dunne: May we go now? There's a party this afternoon and we're sponsors.
      Ironside: Anti-violence?
      Rosemary Dunne: Anti-police brutality.
      Ironside: Why doesn't anybody ever give an anti-brutality-to-cops party?
      Alfred Dunne: Is there such a thing as brutality to a policeman?
      Ed: Do you think he was born in a wheelchair?
      Ironside: (leaving) Ed, let's see if we can still get some work done today.

    • (at a junkyard meeting two Flower people)
      Ironside: Are you brother and sister, husband and wife, or do you just cross-pollinate?
      Alfred Dunne: That's very funny. Actually I use the name Dandelion and my sister uses the name Pretty Weed. We belong to a group of people that wishes to emulate the flowers of the field.
      Ironside: Meaning that you do not spin and neither do you weave?

    • (at a car dealership where a tip yields nothing)
      Ironside: Looks as if they've come up high and dry.
      Ed: Unless they missed something.
      Ironside: Doubtful. When John Breen started in auto theft, some cars ran on steam.
      Ed: He looks a little as if he did too.

    • (discussing his new assignment with the Commissioner)
      Ironside: If I fail in this, who are you going to get to help me?
      Commissioner: If you fail in this, there will be a new Commissioner here. Let him worry about that.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ironside: Meaning that you do not spin and neither do you weave?

      Ironside is responding to the Flower couple who say that they wish to emulate the flowers of the field. His quote is from Matthew 6:28 which reads in part 'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.'