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Ironside: Noel's Gonna Fly

Middle-aged accountant Noel Seymour gets drunk and is arrested. He skips out on his arraignment and hitches up with a rock musician and his girlfriend. Ironside gets involved when Noel tosses around the Chief's name after meeting him in passing at a luncheon.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x5
Airdate: Thursday October 15th, 1970

Director: Don Weis
Writer: Sy Salkowitz

Guest Stars
Lorraine GaryLorraine Gary
As Elaine Potter
Dorothy GreenDorothy Green
As Dorothy Seymour
Richard BasehartRichard Basehart
As Noel Seymour
Tim ConsidineTim Considine
As Ritchie Tower

Co-Guest Stars
Milton FromeMilton Frome
As Dan King
Jill BannerJill Banner
As Judy Blue
James GavinJames Gavin
As Officer Rankin
Ed PeckEd Peck
As Herb Cranston
Nancy VogelNancy Vogel
As Nancy

Robert ItoRobert Ito
As Patrol Car Officer
Main Cast
Raymond BurrRaymond Burr
As Robert Ironside
Don GallowayDon Galloway
As Det. Sgt. Ed Brown
Barbara AndersonBarbara Anderson
As Eve Whitfield
Don MitchellDon Mitchell
As Mark Sanger
Episode Quotes
Noel Seymour: I point a gun at a man and it's a happening.
Ironside: Marvelous to be like that, isn't it? Young, free, no responsibilities except to themselves.
Noel Seymour: Hmmm, is it ever.
Ironside: Is that what it was all about, Noel? Trying to be 21 again.
Noel Seymour: Me? Don't be ridiculous. I guess maybe it was part of it.
Ironside: What's the rest of it?
Noel Seymour: No, you wouldn't understand.
Ironside: My dream was to sail a small boat around the world. What's yours?
Noel Seymour: You make it sound like a whim.
Ironside: It's not. Whenever the pressures build inside and the world looks great on the outside, it's natural law. Even a rowboat looks glamorous, but what specifically do you plan to do?
Noel Seymour: I don't know. Ever since I walked out, I've been trying to think, but I don't seem to come up with any answers. Maybe I'll travel a little, maybe visit the kids, they don't get home very much.
Ironside: Good idea. While you're there, warn them not to fall into the same trap. You know, marriage, children, the daily grind.
Noel Seymour: Why don't you just say it?
Ironside: Hmm. All right. Somebody has to hold the world up, not everybody can. Them that can dies.
Noel Seymour: Oh. And I can?
Ironside: You have been. From what I hear, you're very good at it.
Noel Seymour: Not anymore I'm not. This may sound selfish but from now on I look after me, exclusively.
Ironside: Is that right?
Noel Seymour: Yes. Everybody else can go hang.
Ironside: You had fourteen thousand in your bank account, how come you only took out five?
Noel Seymour: I couldn't leave Dorie with nothing, could I?
Ironside: No you couldn't.
Noel Seymour: Oh. So I'm licked before I start.
Ironside: Not by a long shot. Why don't you play in your home court? Make what changes you want to in your own life, not start a new one.
Noel Seymour: Because it seems cleaner.
Ironside: Does it? Does it really?
Noel Seymour: No. No, but I'll tell you one thing, from now on no bridge every Tuesday and Thursday night.
Ironside: I'm a cop, not a marriage counselor. Tell that to your wife.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerWinston Miller
Associate ProducerJay Benson
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
Film EditorAlbert J.J. Zúñiga
SoundFrank H. Wilkinson
Assistant DirectorE. Darrell Hallenbeck
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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