Run, Buddy, Run

Season 1 Episode 7

Bank Holdup

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 1966 on CBS
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Bank Holdup
At Devere Enterprises they are having a meeting; order of business: Buddy Overstreet. Mr. D. grouses, "At this rate, Overstreet's gonna die of old age!" Junior announces that, based on his research, Buddy must be in the San Francisco area. Just then Mr. D. gets a call: there was an "Overstreet sighting" in Ridgedale, Connecticut. Mr. D. sends Wendell and Harry, and tells them: don't return without killing Overstreet. In Ridgedale, Buddy is having coffee at a diner. Wendell and Harry are outside in their limo. But another car with crooks pulls up; the inept driver Harold, the getaway man, bumps into other cars as he tries to park. When he goes into the diner to get sandwiches, the 2 thugs in the back-seat, Max and Lou, say they need a better driver. When Buddy comes out of the diner, Wendell and Harry chase him; Buddy gets into Harold's car and speeds away. There is a zany, high-speed car chase with Buddy driving like crazy with Wendell and Harry in pursuit; Buddy gets away. Buddy drives Max and Lou to their hideout. Max's boss is Ernie; Max tells him what a great driver Buddy is, doing turns at 90 mph. Ernie makes Buddy an offer he can't refuse: be the getaway driver for their bank robbery, or else. Back in New York, Wendell is riding in Mr. D.'s limo, telling him how Buddy Overstreet got away again. Mr. D. frowns and says, "Good-bye, Wendell." That's his cue to open the door and jump out of their speeding car. (a running gag in this series.) That night, Buddy sneaks out to a phone booth and alerts the police to the impending bank robbery; Max finds him and takes him back to the hideout. Next morning, a policeman phones the news to Mr. D. that the Midvale Savings and Loan will be hit; Devere Enterprises has $8,000,000 deposited there-- in fact, Mr. D. is Chairman of the Board for the bank. Mr. D. and associates fly to Connecticut. Mr. D., Junior, Wendell and Harry are at the bank; Mr. D. is talking to the police captain, saying what a shame it is that there are bank robbers, people who have "no respect for the law." (laugh track) Ernie and his boys pull up in their car; besides driving the getaway car, they have a new task for Buddy-- they tell him to go inside the bank with a tear gas canister. But when Buddy goes inside, Mr. D. sees him and yells, "Overstreet!" And so Mr. D. and his boys start blasting, along with the police captain and the other guards; when Ernie, Max and Lou enter (wearing gas masks), they get a hot reception. Buddy runs outside, gets in the car and speeds away. Later, back in Mr. D.'s office, he says to his boys how disappointed he is that Overstreet got away again. Mr. D. says the bank robbers got away, too-- they stole the police captain's car and used it as their getaway car. (synopsis by: kdh)moreless

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