Love, American Style

Season 3 Episode 19

Love and the Detective

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 1971 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Love and the Detective
A novice detective is hired to check out a hood's girlfriend to see if she's being faithful or not.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In scene one when Charles Nelson Reilly's character enters his office to dial his phone, he dials 6 times on the rotary phone. A few scenes later, Reilly's character uses the rotary phone in his office again, but dials 8 times.
        When Reilly's character hides in the bathtub of Louisa Moritz's characters bathroom, Ms. Moritz enters turning on the hot water faucet which would have scalded Reilly's character.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Sal: You gotta customer little man.
        Chuck: That's quite a scar.
        Sal: I want you to follow this dame.
        Chuck: Cute chick.
        Sal: I wanna know everything. Old husbands, boyfriends, pictures in dirty magazines.
        Chuck: Gotcha.
        Sal: She ever been picked up for loitering, I wouldn't want to marry no loiterer.
        Chuck: Oh your gonna marry her.
        Sal: She don't know it yet, but that's the general idea. Providing she checks out as a class dame. You'll find her at 9875 Saldanna Drive. Ain't you payin' attention.
        Chuck: (placing tape recorder in front of Sal) I've got every word you said.
        Sal: (takes his gun and smashes the tape recorder) None of that!

      • Dawn: (when she tries to prevent Sal from injuring Chuck) Make love, not war.

      • Chuck: (dictating in his tape recorder about his surveillance of Dawn) Subject, in the past week has been seen at a movie theatre, an outdoor concert and a revival of Hello, Dolly. In each case, subject was alone. Your operative in every case was able to occupy the adjoining seat next to subject while making maximum observation of subject.

    • NOTES (3)

      • During the filming of this episode, Charles Nelson Reilly appeared as Hoodoo in the ABC Saturday morning children's series "Lidsville" from 1971 to 1973.

      • Louisa Moritz was a pupil at an acting school whereas Charles Nelson Reilly was her acting coach/teacher years before reuniting for this episode.

      • Charles Nelson Reilly has been involved with acting and directing Broadway and off-Broadway plays for many years.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Hello, Dolly! the 1969 film starring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi. Dawn an aspiring actress watches this movie over and over so she can learn the part for an upcoming role.

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