Starsky And Hutch

Season 1 Episode 11

Captain Dobey, You're Dead!

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 19, 1975 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Running gag: Hutch constantly reminds Starsky of being left-handed and teases him about the "strange behavior" that accompanies this "abnormality".

    • It's the only episode in which we see Captain Dobey's entire family.

    • There are several continuity errors all through the final moments of the episode, starting just as our heroes and the Gran Torino come to the rescue of Dobey at the funeral.

      First, the car is clearly shown 'racing' down the street behind the uniformed cops, but there is no sound effects to support this. The very next shot shows it racing towards the action, having not yet arrived where it just was a second before!

      Next, as the Gran Torino is chasing the hearse down the street, it is to the driver's side of the hearse. Hutch is shooting at it with his arm out the car's passenger window, and somehow manges to shoot out the rear tire on the hearse, but on the passenger's side of the hearse! [Editor note: The Gran Torino was behind the hearse when the tire was shot.]

      Finally, when the hearse and the car come to a halt, our heroes jump out of the Gran Torino and have a little shootout with Leo Moon. All of the long shots show the car from the rear parked at a severe angle to the curb, and the grass median strip that Starsky and Hutch are standing on is about 6 or 8 feet wide. However, when they show the boys and the car from the front, or in close-up , the car is now parked square to the curb, and quite a bit closer than in the previous shots.Also, the median strip in these shots is clearly about 2 feet wide.
      It is fairly obvious that the 'second unit' stunt team filmed thier scenes at a completely different location than the 'first unit' team with the stars, and tried thier best to edit the mismatched footage together.

  • Quotes

    • (at the church after the attempted hit)
      Dobey: Thanks! I owe you guys one. If you want to go to the station and get started on your report, I'll see you in about an hour.
      Starsky: Yeah. Well, where will you be til then?
      Dobey: I gave you your thanks, didn't I? Now I'm going to give the Lord His.

    • Woodfield: I'm not in the habit of being called a liar and I don't like it. And I don't think my friend the Governor will like it.
      Hutch: Well, by the same token, sir, we don't like anybody busted out of jail to kill our captain.
      Starsky: It causes unrest in the ranks. We don't know who to invite to parties, you know?

    • (at the tv studio)
      Hutch: Look at Dobey over there. They say on television how you gain about ten pounds.
      Starsky: (laughs)Yeah, that's for sure.

    • Hutch: (to Fatman) Leo Moon busted out of jail today.
      Starsky: There ain't a hole big enough for you to hide in, Fatman, so you're gonna have ta talk to us. Or, start getting yourself fitted for a piano crate.

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