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Keen Eddie

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (a.k.a Eddie)

Aired Unknown Jun 03, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Pilot (a.k.a Eddie)
Eddie a New York City police detective, is down on his luck, just dumped by his girlfriend and responsible for a drug bust gone bad, Eddie and his dog Pete, leave New York to make things right at the Scotland Yard in London.

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  • Wow, what a fantastic pilot.

    "Keen Eddie" is the second short-lived cop show I've fallen in love with within a day. The first was USA Network's "Touching Evil", although that is a very dark thriller, while "Keen Eddie" is on an opposite end of the spectrum.

    Mark Valley plays Eddie Arlette, a New York cop who is sent to London to get some drugs off the street, since it's his fault the drug dealers got away. He has some interesting misadventures while he's there, and by the end of the pilot he's been offered a job in London, and accepts.

    The cast is GREAT in their roles, and the writing is near perfect, and reminds one of other great dramedies such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Wonderfalls". FOX tried to make this show more hip with a cool soundtrack, funky editing, camera angles, and zooms. Add all that with the aforementioned excellent writing and acting, and FOX gets what they wanted: a hip cop show.

    Most pilots go through a struggle to set up characters and their stories, but this pilot doesn't. It gets right into the action and grabs your interest right from the start. That alone makes the show worth checking out. You won't regret it if you do.moreless
Mark Valley

Mark Valley

Eddie Arlette

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

Rudy Alexander (not in opening, eps 1 - 2)

Julian Rhind-Tutt

Julian Rhind-Tutt

Monty Pippin

Colin Salmon

Colin Salmon

Superintendent Nathanial Jonhnson

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller

Fiona Bickerton

Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

Rudy Alexander

Guest Star

Yul Vázquez

Yul Vázquez

Jonah Rosenthal

Guest Star

Lisa Barbuscia

Lisa Barbuscia


Guest Star

Rachael Buckley

Rachael Buckley

Carol Ross

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Eddie: No, Pete! Bad, Bad dog!
      Fiona: Well?!
      Eddie: Well, unless Duchess knows how to do the wheel barrel you don't wanna know.
      Fiona: Open! That! Door!
      Eddie: why is it locked anyway?
      Fiona: When I went out to get the mail it sneaked right in there and swiftly began to buggar my Duchess.
      : So your saying that Pete snuck in there just to lock you out and have sex with a cat?
      Fiona: Yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying.... You don't believe me.
      Eddie: Well, Yes he's done it before. I just thought he had broken the habit. But don't worry, Pete's fixed.
      Fiona: She's a cat, Eddie! A different species all together but that fact doesn't seem to be slowing him down now does it?!
      Eddie: He's not too particular but he's pretty quick.
      Fiona: Huh, Well you know what they say about pets resembles their owners.
      (Kicks down door).
      Fiona: This is a police dog? Yeah, and like my Duchess is the queen bitch of England.
      Eddie: Well, you know what they say. Pets resemble their owners.

    • Fiona: I see you're makin' friends.
      Eddie: Oh yeah, It's Rugby . We played a pretty rough game. I would of invited your friend, Nigel. But its boys only.

    • Eddie: Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.
      Rudy: Now you, you are just making matters much worse for yourself.
      Eddie: Don't underestimate your team Rudy it's not possible. It couldn't get any worse than this even if you do stuff me in the cow blender.
      Kidnapper: He doesn't want to go into the meat separating machine. He's just tryin' to trick us. He's a cop he is. From New York.
      Eddie: Rudy, you might just wanna jump right in here after me, If not you might wanna think about getting rid of this guy he's starting to cramp your style a bit.
      Rudy: Yes, well. Unfortunately he just so happens to be my brother.
      Eddie: Then you got problems.
      Rudy: Go home Eddie. We don't like your kind around here.

    • Fishy: And that's what happened.
      Rudy: Yeah, but the qustion is. What are we doin' here in this place?!
      Fishy: Well, this is the only place with a meat separating machine I could find within a 200 mile radius Rudy. It's all I could find.
      Rudy: Fishy, Why do we need a meat separating machine?
      Fishy: You said," Square him."
      Rudy: I said,' Scare him." I said," Scare him away. Fishy you idiot. Why would I wanna square him? I mean do I look like Hannibal Lector?

    • Eddie: Hey, I'm Eddie. So how do you like me so far?

    • (Pippin offers Eddie replacement footwear.)
      Eddie: They're wet.
      Pippin: Yeah. They're Happy Pritchard's; one of our snitches. They've been the river for a couple of days. But it's the best I can do.
      Eddie: Are you sure he's not gonna mind?
      Pippin: No, he won't mind. He was in 'em.

    • Eddie: This blindfold smells funny.
      Kidnapper: That's one of my socks.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The matches picked-up in this episode:
      A Chinese restaurant in New York and in London a place called,Jibby's Fish.

    • In this episode the fortune cookie read, Even in darkness, a keen spirit discovers light.

    • Featured Music:

      "The Art of Losing" by American Hi-Fi (as heard in promos)
      "One Step Beyond" by Madness
      "Can't Say No" by Lowgold
      "Crystal" by New Order
      "Burning Man" by Daniel Ash
      "Sugar, Sugar" by Ron Dante/The Archies
      "Hawaiian War Chant" by Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys
      "Can't Say No" by Lowgold
      "Message To You, Rudy" by Specials
      "One Step Beyond" by Madness
      "Never Squeal" by Ween
      "Spooky" by Daniel Ash

    • This was the first show to be picked up following the networks' upfront ad markets, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    • The pilot was filmed for the Fall 2002 season, hoping to air around that time. It was ultimately getting pushed back (From Fall 2002, to January 2003, to March 2003) until they announced it as a midseason replacement with an already 13 episodes commitment. Promos was first seen durning the first few episodes of American Idol 2, but no show logo was given.