Starsky And Hutch

Season 2 Episode 1

The Las Vegas Strangler (1)

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Sep 25, 1976 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • We learn from Jack Mitchell, Hutch's old high school buddy, that he earned his nickname back then.

    • In Las Vegas, Hutch and Starsky drive around in a 1959? Edsel, coloured red with a white stripe along the side – nicely in keeping with the paint scheme of Starsky's Gran Torino.

    • Huggy's gig: Not a job as such, but he does help Starsky and Hutch select their 40's-ish undercover threads with a tailor before they go to Las Vegas.

  • Quotes

    • Starsky: (after getting tossed on a craps table during a fight in Ceasar's Palace) I suppose it's a little late to get a bet down?

  • Notes

    • Just a couple of months after this story was originally broadcast, former Miss World U.S.A. Lynda Carter (Vicky) went on to play Yeoman Diana Prince, alias Wonder Woman, in the popular TV series (1976-1979).

    • The main guest cast for this story is listed in-episode (on the average episode, guest cast isn't listed until the closing credits). Additional cast is listed on the closing credits.

    • The show returns for its second–and in many fans' opinion, best–season, complete with its most popular and very 1970s theme tune by Tom Snow. The second season benefitted from having scripts written specifically for the series, which particularly reflects on-screen in the repartee between the two leads.

  • Allusions

    • Mitchell: Just gambling and bumming around, huh? For a minute there I thought someone was putting on Guys and Dolls.
      He's referring to Starsky and Hutch's grey and black 'Nathan Detroit'-like get-ups. Guys and Dolls is the popular Damon Runyon-inspired stage and screen musical about the gamblers' sporting life in the 1940's.