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I Spy: The Time of the Knife

In Tokyo, the agents try to track down missing documents that may or may not have gone up in smoke in a car accident that claimed Kelly's friend, Michael Fane.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Wednesday November 03rd, 1965

Director: Paul Wendkos
Writer: Gilbert Ralston


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Guest Stars
Jay NovelloJay Novello
As Corday
Recurring
Dale IshimotoDale Ishimoto
As Oshira
Recurring
David ChowDavid Chow
As Mr. Kurimachi
Recurring
Madlyn RhueMadlyn Rhue
As Jean (Jean Dillard)
Warren StevensWarren Stevens
As Michael Fane
John van DreelenJohn van Dreelen
As Kraft (Alexis Kraft)
June Kyoto LuJune Kyoto Lu
As Miss Ola (Richi Ota)
Main Cast
Robert CulpRobert Culp
As Kelly Robinson
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
As Alexander Scott

Recap

In Tokyo, Scott and Kelly go to the apartment of Michael Fane, an agency friend of Kelly's. A woman, Jean, finally answers the door and lets them in, and then offers them a drink. She's clearly drunk and says that Michael told her about Kelly. When they ask where Michael is, Jean direct their attention to a photo of the man. They don't realize at first that she's pointing to the cremation urn next to the photo...

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Episode Quotes
Jean: He died, he got himself killed. Kelly, it just doesn't make any sense.
Kelly: Getting killed isn't supposed to make any sense.

Kraft: Pity. I would have made him a very wealthy man.
Kelly: Is that a fact?
Kraft: Um-hmm. Very gratifying to be wealthy. Money is the touchstone that turns a wish into a fact.
Kelly: Huh. Make a note of that.

Alexander: The pitifulness of your self.
Kelly: Do you think I might take up Zen?
Alexander: I think you had better take up a bazooka, fully loaded.
Kelly: Well, I'm not going to take up with funny women, I'll tell you that.
Alexander: I think I had better get you a pink belt with a noodle cluster.



Episode Goofs
Bill Cosby's stunt double during the karate fighting sequences is much broader than Mr. Cosby.




Cultural References
Kelly: Well, let's see, we have had Wynken, and Blynken, and I didn't think too much of them, and one of them is playing Nod.

"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" is a children's poem by Eugene Field (1889), which tells the story of three sleeping children who sail the sky in a wooden shoe.



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 DirectorRobert Daley
Sound EngineerJimmy Thompson
Music CoordinatorWalter Popp
ContinuityMichael Preece (1)
Editorial CoordinatorJerry Jameson
Location Unit DirectorDavid Friedkin
Location Director Of PhotographyFouad Said
Assistant To The Production ManagerStanley J. Brooks
 
Warning: I Spy season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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