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Starsky And Hutch

Season 1 Episode 18

The Omaha Tiger

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 28, 1976 on ABC
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The daredevil detectives become involved in the wild world of professional wrestling when they visit Mac Johnson, a retired colleague, now a promoter in the sport, who has some information for them about a recent suspicious accident in which a man was killed. But when Johnson too turns up dead, also under highly suspicious circumstances, the pair investigate the growing spate of deaths at the arena...moreless

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    Paul Michael Glaser

    Paul Michael Glaser

    Detective Sergeant David "Dave" Michael Starsky

    David Soul

    David Soul

    Detective Sergeant Kenneth "Ken Hutch" Hutchinson

    Bernie Hamilton

    Bernie Hamilton

    Captain Harold C. Dobey

    Antonio Fargas

    Antonio Fargas

    "Huggy Bear" Brown

    Dennis Burkley

    Dennis Burkley

    Eddie Bell - "The Omaha Tiger"

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    Barbara Babcock

    Barbara Babcock

    Ellen Forbes

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    Wynn Irwin

    Wynn Irwin

    Al Taft

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • The 'basement explosion' scene is part of the 2nd Season opening credits.

      • Huggy's racket: "Rodent Downs" – mouse racing! (Seen again in the second season episode "Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back Into Your Hearts".)

      • All of the shots of Fireball's car during the opening chase scenes are of him driving a car that appears to be an early sixties Chevy. (Maybe the same car used in 'Savage Sunday') However, whenever a close-up of Fireball is shown through the windshield, he is clearly driving a Torino, obvious because of the upholstery. It might even be a 'Starsky' Torino, filmed in such a way as to hide the red paint and other too-obvious things about the car!

      • The whole opening sequence of this story, of Starsky and Hutch chasing the bizarrely dressed Fireball, is recycled in the second season episode 'The Psychic'.

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      • Watch out for giant wrestler 'Mummy' in the final scene of this episode - played by Richard Kiel, best recognised as Roger Moore-era James Bond's metal-mouthed foe Jaws, a role which he would play for the first time the following year in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). If this episode had been produced after that film, Kiel would no doubt have been given a much larger part in the story to make the most of his by then iconic appearance.

      • Two performers seen in this episode, Marilyn Joi (Charlie) and Sonny Klein (Fireball Cannon), are both un-credited on-screen.

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