Starsky And Hutch

Season 3 Episode 16

The Trap

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 01, 1978 on ABC

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    • This is the second time Sgt. Starsky is shot in the series.

    • Unusually for the series, shots of Starsky and Hutch in the Torino use rear projection (i.e. film played on a screen behind the non-moving Torino in a studio), looking noticeably more 'fake' than the show's common practice of filming the car "live" on the street as it is towed by the film crew, which looks very realistic. The interior of the barn is also quite noticeably a studio set, not looking altogether realistic and not matching the exterior shots of the barn. A number of fans noticed the difference in such qualities in this episode and feel it mars enjoyment of the story somewhat.

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    • Before Pat Morita takes the "Yamamoto Reflex" out of the box, you can see the brand "Citizen" on it.

    • Pat Morita (Jewellery Store) played Matsuo Takahashi, better known as Arnold, owner of Arnold's restaurant in classic sit-com 'Happy Days' (seasons 3, 11, and odd episodes in between), and went on to star as wise old mentor Mr. Miyagi in hit movie 'The Karate Kid' (1984) and it's sequels.

    • Unusually for the series, shots of Starsky and Hutch in the Torino use rear projection (i.e. film played on a screen behind the non-moving Torino in a studio), looking noticeably more 'fake' than the show's common practice of filming the car "live" on the street as it is towed by the film crew, which looks very realistic.
      The interior of the barn is also quite noticeably a studio set, not looking altogether realistic and not matching the exterior shots of the barn. A number of fans noticed the difference in such qualities in this episode and feel it mars enjoyment of the story somewhat.

    • Child actress Kristy McNichol's character in this episode, Joey Carston, is very similar to another character she previously played in the second season episode 'Little Girl Lost', also a "tomboy shop-lifter" – so much so that the more casual viewer could be forgiven for mistaking the two characters as one and the same! (McNichol also had another small part - also very tomboy-ish! - in the first season episode 'The Hostages'.)McNichol returns as Joey, as does Joey's mother (Ann Prentiss) in the fourth season episode 'Ninety Pounds of Trouble'.

    • Running gag: Starsky's fancy new watch (the "Yamamoto Reflex"); and tomboy Joey's crush on Starsky.

    • Huggy Bear is seen with a moustache for the first time in this episode. (He had a light moustache in the odd second season episode, but not as prominent as here). This moustache would remain until the end of the series.

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