Pole Position

CBS (ended 1985)


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  • The Trouble with Kuma

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 12/8/84

    The kids are on their way to Hawaii on Uncle Zachary's boat when he calls them with an emergency rescue mission. Dr. Mark Lungo, a genetic engineer living on a nearby island, is unaware of an approaching tidal wave. Uncle Zach gives the team a recognition code as proof that he sent them, but on the way to the island Wheels hits a mine and the code is erased. Dan and Wheels try to warn Lungo he's in danger, while Tess and Daisy are tricked by Lungo's assistants, who are attempting to steal his research. When Lungo sees Kuma, who's been acting even weirder than usual since the mission started, he finally believes them, revealing that he's the one who created the Pole Position mascot. With the misunderstanding cleared up, Dan and Tess manage to get Lungo's papers back, capture the traitorous assistants, and barely outclimb the tidal wave when it hits.moreless
  • Shadow of a Trout

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 12/1/84

    When Dr. Zachary mysteriously disappears, the kids head to Pole Position headquarters to look for clues. They are contacted by businessman Alfred McGuffin, who tells them to "find the colored fish". The kids visit several restaurants with promising names, but quickly find they are being set up to be caught by police and even the FBI. Another visit to PPHQ reveals that McGuffin is actually an international spy. A trail of mysterious puzzle pieces leads the team to Alcatraz Prison... and a shocking revelation about Uncle Zach!moreless
  • The Secret

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 11/24/84

    The Pole Position truck breaks down outside the tiny town of Vanity, where Dan gets help from a girl named Susan who seems to like him. But while Susan is friendly, the local sheriff certainly isn't, first forcing the team to move their truck outside city limits, then falsely nabbing Dan for speeding. When he frames and arrests Tess for stealing from the town gold mine, the kids are determined to figure out what he's hiding. They send Kuma off in Roadie to distract the mayor and sheriff while they investigate. Inside the mine they discover a pile of stolen gold, and barely get everyone out before the sheriff blows it up to destroy the evidence.moreless
  • To Clutch a Thief

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 11/17/84

    After a harrowing encounter with a runaway bulldozer, Tess needs a vacation. Fortunately the latest call from Uncle Zachary sends the Pole Position team back to their old home town for the Queen's Pageant, where Tess is to be honored as the queen. Tess begins thinking of quitting the stunt show and settling down, until a thief snatches the queen's amulet. The resulting chase rekindles her love for her Pole Position lifestyle.moreless
  • The Bear Affair

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 11/10/84

    A distress call from Joe Curry, the engineer who worked on Roadie and Wheels, leads Dan to a message on a talking teddy bear belonging to Curry's daughter Susie. Dan and Tess investigate the factory where Curry is being held against his will by men who want information from him. Dan overhears that they are going to nab Susie too, to get him to talk. Tess heads off to warn the girls while Dan goes after the man holding Curry. But Wheels breaks down on Tess so the bad guys get to the house first. Fortunately Daisy and Susie have a few tricks in place to deal with the remaining would-be kidnappers.moreless
  • Dial M for Magic

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 11/3/84

    The kids stop in a remote desert town for gas, but find only children living there, no adults. Further, the town appears to be haunted by evil spirits. A magician named Zoltan claims to have the power to fight them off, and he's taken the adults to help him, but Uncle Zachary tells the team that Zoltan is a fraud. It's up to them to find the missing townspeople, and to figure out what Zoltan is really up to and how his magic works.moreless
  • Thirty-One Cent Mystery

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 10/27/84

    Join the Pole Position as they uncover a priceless treasure stolen over five years ago from an Indian reservation in South Dakota.
  • The Thirty-Nine Stripes

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/20/84

    Uncle Zach sends Dan and Tess after a series of abstract paintings sold at an auction. One has already had a piece cut out of it, and the second is vandalized as the kids meet with the owner. The kids monitor the last two paintings in museums, losing one to Dan's falling asleep on the job, and the final one to... a toy robot! But who's behind it all, and why?moreless
  • The Race

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/13/84

    Dan and Roadie are competing in a California-Mexico race while trying to identify a smuggler among the other drivers. Meanwhile Daisy meets one of the mechanics and borrows a new kind of computer game from him. Tess distracts the suspects at the race party while Dan plants trackers on their cars. Dan is determined to drive the entire race himself, which Roadie isn't happy about, especially given Dan's tendency toward recklessness. When the race is over and neither suspect has the chip, Dan and Tess are at a loss... until they catch one of the cars moving away and take off after it in a high-speed desert chase to catch the smuggler.moreless
  • Strangers on the Ice

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/9/84

    Uncle Zachary asks the kids to deliver a satellite device to a Dr. Russell for final inspection, up in the mountains. It'll take more than snow and ice to slow down the Pole Position team, except for Dan, who gets queasy after a near-fatal attempt at his latest stunt. When two different men show up claiming to be the real Russell, and both turn out to be crooks, the kids have their hands full. Not only do they have to find the real scientist, they also must recover their stolen truck with the satellite inside, and get Wheels off an ice floe in the river. It's one daring rescue after another, but a woman named Dora provides some unexpected help.moreless
  • The Chicken Who Knew Too Much

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/29/84

    A surprise gift -- a chicken -- from an archaeology professor leaves the team with more questions than answers. One suspicious character really seems to want this particular fowl, forcing Dan and Kuma to pick out the right one from a farmer's flock after he inadvertently picks it up. Meanwhile Tess tracks down the professor, who leads them to a crystal cave in the mountain where a fabulous hidden treasure is about to be snatched by the bad guys. But why does the professor need a flute, and what is the deal with the chicken?moreless
  • The Canine Vanishes

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/22/84

    The team is assigned to assist Dr. Hastings, a research scientist in the Florida Everglades, but they find his lab on fire when they arrive. They rescue Hastings, who asks them to take care of his dog, Pandora. Dan is only interested in practicing his new stunt, so when the dog mysteriously disappears, Tess and Daisy go out looking for it. When they fail to return, Dan becomes concerned and takes Roadie to search for them, leading to a daring rescue and chase across the swamp. It turns out a foreign government wanting Hastings' research is behind the dognapping, and has nabbed Hastings as well. The team can't land the plane about to take them out of the country, but an impromptu parachuting stunt by Dan and Roadie saves the day.moreless
  • The Code

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/15/84

    Uncle Zachary contacts Dan and Tess, interrupting them in the middle of a stunt show with a "level three emergency" and instructing them to change the command codes on Roadie and Wheels. Tess goes on a date with an old friend, Greg Dumont, unaware that he has been listening in. Later Dan sees Dumont talking with Vance, a mysterious man who was spying on the kids earlier. That night Dumont steals Wheels, with Daisy sleeping in the car. Dan and Tess pursue him in Roadie, into the city and a secret underground computer room, where Vance is waiting to use the car computers to destroy Pole Position.moreless