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I Spy: The Loser

After the agents hijack a heroin shipment, the smugglers abduct Scott and tell Kelly to return their goods. While Kelly sets up a trap, Scott's hopes of escape lie with a nightclub singer and hardcore drug addict.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Wednesday October 20th, 1965

Director: Mark Rydell
Writer: Robert Culp

Guest Stars
As Mano
Joseph KimJoseph Kim
As General Chu
As Jimmy
Nancy WongNancy Wong
As Barbara
Larry DuranLarry Duran
As Heavy
Raynum K. TsukamotoRaynum K. Tsukamoto
As Old Man
Hans William LeeHans William Lee
As Aide
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
As Angel
Linda WongLinda Wong
As Lillly
John LevinstonJohn Levinston
As English Policeman
Vince EderVince Eder
As Guard
Main Cast
Robert CulpRobert Culp
As Kelly Robinson
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
As Alexander Scott


In Hong Kong, Kelly is at the Crown Colony Tennis Club. The other players offer Kelly their congratulations but he's interrupted when he's called to the phone. It's Scott, who says that he doesn't know where he is or where he's been since he disappeared the previous night. He explains that he got a tip on a $3 million shipment of heroin like the one they picked up the other day. Scott tells Kelly that it's genuine but that he's in a car and two men are holding guns on him...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cole PorterYou'd Be So Easy to LoveAngel singing at the club
Ella FitzgeraldBlack CoffeeAngel singing at the club

Episode Quotes
Jimmy: As far as bright ideas go, I think it stinks.
Kelly: What's the matter, didn't you ever see a chorus girl pop out of a cake?
Jimmy: You haven't got a figure for it. You'll get killed.
Kelly: I dance pretty good, Jimmy.

Scott: You can't do anything right, can you?
Kelly: My legs went to sleep.
Scott: Legs went to sleep. Your legs went to sleep?
Kelly: I wish you wouldn't keep saying that.
Scott: So they went to sleep, legs, did they?
Kelly: You say that one more time, I'm going to punch you right in the mouth.
Scott: Go ahead. Take--take your best shot.
Kelly: Untie my hands.
Scott: I'll untie your hands if you untie mine first.
Kelly: I thought so, you're afraid of me.
Scott: Not afraid of you. I just don't want to hit a man whose legs go to sleep.

Scott: Well, you know what Number One Son would always say in Charlie Chan?
Kelly: What's that?
Scott: "They'll never think of looking for us here, Pop."
Kelly: Number One Son was always wrong.
Scott: You had to bring that up.

Episode Goofs
When Mano beats Scott, his right sleeve is ripped.

However, when he leaves the room, the rip has disappeared.

Cultural References
Kelly: Well, here's another fine mess you've gotten me into.

Comedian Oliver Hardy would often say this, blaming his partner Stan Laurel for the trouble they were in during hundreds of movies.

Scott: Well, you know what Number One Son would always say in Charlie Chan?

Charlie Chan is a fictional detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1925 and featured in different media over the decades.

Scott: I'll have two houses and a hotel on Marvin Gardens.

In the board game Monopoly, Marvin Gardens is one of the three yellow properties. The object of the game is to develop houses, which eventually convert into a single hotel that earns a high rent from players landing on the square.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSheldon Leonard
ProducerFouad Said  |  Morton Fine  |  David Friedkin
Associate ProducerRonald Jacobs
CastingRuth Burch
MusicEarle Hagen
Music EditorKen Johnson (5)
HairstylistDonna McDonough
Make-upStan Smith
Set DecoratorKen Swartz
Property MasterStuart Stevenson
Production AssistantJoel Swanson
Director of PhotographyFleet Southcott
Production SupervisorRonald Jacobs
Art DirectorKenneth A. Reid
Production ManagerFrank Myers (1)  |  Edward M. Hillie
Sound EditorDick Maier (1)
Special EffectsJoe Lombardi
Film EditorBud Molin
CostumerHarald Johnson  |  Florence Albert
Assistant DirectorPhil Cook
Sound EngineerCam McCulloch
Music CoordinatorWalter Popp
Second Unit DirectorSheldon Leonard
ContinuityMichael Preece (1)
Editorial CoordinatorJerry Jameson
Location Director Of PhotographyFouad Said
Assistant To The Production ManagerStanley J. Brooks
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