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Simon & Simon

Season 1 Episode 7

The Hottest Ticket in Town

Aired Unknown Jan 12, 1982 on CBS
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After Rick and A.J.'s cousin, Diane, is unable to buy tickets to a sold-out Rick Brewster concert, Cecilia orders her sons to pick her niece up the four tickets. Rick and A.J. run across thousands of tickets that aren't supposed to exist for seats that don't seem to exist. Due to Rick's earlier attempts to schmooze the musician's publicist, Rick and A.J. are believed to be the culprits behind the fake tickets. The brothers set out to find out why someone would create that many ticket forgeries.moreless

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  • Simon & Simon meets Rock & Roll

    The Hottest Ticket in Town

    In this episode, we meet the first of a few Simon relatives who turn up during the series. This time, it's a high school student named Diane Pierce. She is the daughter of Cecelia's sister, and evidently the family has just moved to San Diego from Wisconsin. Cecelia insists that her sons do Diane a favor and get her tickets for the sold-out Rick Brewster concert, which leads them into uncovering a scam by the event promoter. Naturally, she doesn't pay a fee for their work, but she is thoughtful enough to buy the brothers copies of their favorite albums, which had been discarded by their mother (but I would say that had that coming, since they hadn't bothered to move them out of her house).

    Miscellaneous points:

    There is quite a parade of 1980s fashion in this episode.

    Rick takes several punches in this episode, including a totally unexpected one to the face.

    When Diane figures out that the guy dressed as the chauffeur is actually Rick Brewster, why in the world does he take off his cap and sunglasses as he asks her to keep it quiet? Doesn't that make it more likely that other people will also recognize him?

    Rick Brewster spends an awful lot of time rehearsing one song for the concert. Yet, for most of this time, including the sound check, the music is recorded rather than live, so was he really just practicing lip-synching?

    Rick Simon gets to make quite the show business entrance at the end of the episode, descending to the stage while frantically holding onto a giant lighted sign saying

    Rick: What's wrong?

    AJ: The last time I saw that look in your eye, I got twenty stitches and you were in jail for a week.

    Rick: Yeah, well, this time it's going to be different.

    AJ: You'll get the stitches, I'll be in jail.

    Rick and AJ, "The Hottest Ticket in Town"moreless
Eddie Barth

Eddie Barth

Myron Fowler

Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney

Richard 'Rick' Simon

Jameson Parker

Jameson Parker

Andrew Jackson 'A.J.' Simon

Jeannie Wilson

Jeannie Wilson

Janet Fowler

Mary Carver

Mary Carver

Cecilia Simon

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