T.J. Hooker

Season 4 Episode 22

The Throwaway

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 1985 on ABC

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  • Trivia

    • After the carousel scene, we see that Jim and Stacy both have very wet hair from the thunderstorm. Vince and Hooker arrive later, but we see that even though Romano's hair is somewhat damp, T.J. however has perfectly blow-dried, fluffy hair.

    • The shot used of lighting in the sky is one of the most used of all stock footage effects, turning up in countless television series.

    • The shots we see of the motorcycles dirt racing is quite clearly stock footage, evident by the change in film quality. Also, in the first shot we see, it appears to be day (or at least, a very well lit course), but on the next shot, it is much darker.

    • In the shot looking from Corrigan and Hooker's pursuing patrol car to the fleeing robbers car, the patrol car appears to be much closer behind than in connecting shots looking from the back of the robbers car and externally at the two cars.

    • When Donovan is shot by Corrigan, he falls with his eyes scrunched up. As the scene cuts to him falling to the ground to his side, you see his eyes wide open.

  • Quotes

    • Corrigan: I've had my fill of this job. As far as I'm concerned. they can keep my badge.

    • Romano: All these kids at this hour of the night.
      Hooker: You'd think they were homeless. But the truth is, most of them have parents, and homes.
      Romano: Well, what's with the parents? Don't they care?
      Hooker: You tell me.

  • Notes

    • German episode title: "Zu schnell geschossen", meaning "Too Quick to Shoot"

    • The opening sequence, with Hooker and Romano driving along at night, observing all the teenage kids out after dark, is recycled from the third season episode "The Cheerleader Murder." Re-use of previous stunts was fairly common, especially in this season, but recycling of actual dialogue, as here, is much less common.

    • The definitive title of this episode is "The Throwaway," though it can sometimes be seen billed simply as "Throwaway."

    • This is the last episode of the show's run to feature Adrian Zmed as Romano. He opted to instead pursue other projects, including hosting American music show Dance Fever, which he was already seen hosting by the time this episode was aired.

  • Allusions

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