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  • Season 2 Episode 15: The Psychic

  • The Torino in this episode has obviously just gotten some quick and dirty body work done on it. The passenger fender is missing the wheel opening trim, and the stripe on this section of the car is very poorly shaped. The shade of piant on the fender clearly does not match with the rerst of the car either.
    Also, this car has the cloth front seats from the season-one car(s), while the rear seats are the smooth vinyl seats. Accordingly, David Soul asked to have these seats retro-fitted so he would not so easily slide around on the vinyl seats during spirited driving scenes!

  • The start of this episode, with Starsky and Hutch pursuing cross-dresser Fireball, is recycled from the first season episode 'The Omaha Tiger'. Different backing music is used, and Starsky's line about wrestling, relevant to that episode, is removed.

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Bloodbath

  • The second time that Hutch interviews Simon Marcus, the conversation is different to the recording of it he later plays back in Captain Dobey's office!
    The original conversation runs:
    Marcus: "...My dream is your fantasy. That's my message. But you won't understand. Never understand."
    Hutch: (wearily) "Oh for God's sake. Where are you're people keeping my partner? Where?"
    Marcus: "Everywhere. We're everywhere. Once in ebony, and granite, now. In trees, and the water. For the king of the forest, is dead."

    The supposed recording of the conversation we later hear, runs:
    Hutch: "For God's sake, will you just tell me where my partner is?!"
    Marcus: "We're everywhere. Once in ebony, and granite, now. We're in the trees, in the water. You're dream, is my fantasy, that's my message."

    The recording of what's supposed to be the same conversation has sentences in different places, alternate wording of sentences, emphases on different words, different pauses, not to mention Marcus' line "My dream is your fantasy" becomes "Your dream is my fantasy"!!

  • Merl the Earl's name is spelled 'Merle' on the sign on his garage, but on the closing credits, as with the character's other appearances, it is spelt without the 'e' on the end.

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Little Girl Lost

  • Plot nit-pick: Starsky and Hutch meet Molly, who's been reported for shop-lifting, take her home, and within minutes she gets the phone call that her father has been killed. Plot-wise, it comes across as all a little too convenient that they just happen to be there at that precise time!

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Iron Mike (a.k.a. Captain...

  • Although hinted at in several other episodes, this episode is notable for being the only time in the entire series that Huggy Bear is actually referred to as being a pimp. When Starsky & Hutch go to see him for some information, we see him trying to repair a scooter, with two of Huggy's girls, seemingly prostitutes, in the background; Hutch comments "That's a brilliant disguise, Huggy. Who'd ever think of looking for a pimp on a motor-scooter?". It isn't made clear whether Huggy actually is a pimp, or if it's just his latest guise for meeting with Starsky and Hutch.

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Nightmare

  • The first few minutes of this episode, with Starsky & Hutch tying to find "Uncle Elmo's Toy-shop" that Starsky recalls from his childhood, and stumbling upon a armed robbery in a laundrette, is recycled in the third season episode 'The Crying Child'.

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Tap Dancing Her Way Right...

  • The duo's tango dip is part of the 3rd season's opening credits.

  • Huggy's racket: "Rodent Downs" – mouse racing. (Seen previously in the first season episode, "The Omaha Tiger".)

  • Season 2 Episode 7: The Vampire

  • The 'clove of garlic' scene is part of the 3rd season opening credits.

  • Huggy's racket: When Huggy hears that a vampire seems to be striking; he starts selling, for $7.50, "...Your complete vampire protection kit". It includes: "...A hammer and stake, for finishing off the old dude; one cross, guaranteed to make any vampire of Christian persuasion cringe, and one garlic wreath, for all the rest of the denominations. And last but not least, a mirror. And if he's standing behind you, and you can't see him in this, it's time for your feet to do their thing".

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Bust Amboy (a.k.a. Nightl...

  • Huggy's racket: Hustling Starsky and Hutch in a game of darts, where the darts are fixed with weights

  • At the climax of the story, when Starsky and Hutch race to Amboy's mansion, watch carefully as the Torino makes the sharp turn into the entrance – as the car jolts upwards, the license plate (from the front left of the fender) falls off!

  • The way that the duo notice Amboy is reading his newspaper, the London Daily Dispatch, does not tally with the way Starsky later uses an identical newspaper to re-created the way Amboy's newspaper was folded.
    And a further nit-pick: just how did they deduct so quickly which page Amboy was looking at – they fold it on exactly the right page, what are the chances?!

  • After the fight outside the grocery store, when Starsky and Hutch open the grocery bag with the money in it, we see the money mixed in amongst corn-cobs. Yet as the scene changes to Captain Dobey's office, the (supposedly) same bag suddenly has celery sticks in, not corn-cobs!

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Gillian

  • In the last segment of the episode, Starsky is in his kitchen rushing to answer the telephone. There is a window next to the telephone on the wall. The window has a white pull-down shade which has a big sketch of a Starsky self-portrait on it and in the right-hand lower corner Paul Michael Glaser's initials are there. It can be seen clearly in freeze-frame.

  • Huggy's racket: Not a job/racket as such, but we do see Huggy getting his shoes polished by a buxom young woman in the red-light district as he gives Starsky & Hutch some information.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Murder at Sea (2)

  • Huggy's jig: Continuing as "Hugarino the Magnificent" from Part One.

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Murder at Sea (1)

  • Starsky mentions that Hutch was born in Duluth, Minnesota.

  • The full names that the duo use as entertainers are: Zack Shecky (Hutch) and Hack Tuppleworth (Starsky).

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