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Ironside: Lesson in Terror

Ted, the son of a famous defense attorney, disagrees with the authorities in general and Ironside in particularly. He's soon abducted by anarchists who want their leader released... but Ironside suspects that Ted is working with the group.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x24
Airdate: Thursday March 18th, 1971

Director: James Neilson
Writer: Donn Mullally

Guest Stars
Simon OaklandSimon Oakland
As Ted Berringer Sr.
Johnny SevenJohnny Seven
As Lt. Carl Reese
David SoulDavid Soul
As Roy Harris

Co-Guest Stars
Gene LyonsGene Lyons
As The Commissioner (Commissioner Dennis Randall)
Brad DavidBrad David
As Ted Berringer
David BurkDavid Burk
As Carter Houseman
Eric JamesEric James
As Jess Belfort
Paul LangtonPaul Langton
As Judge
Charlie Jones (2)Charlie Jones (2)
As Announcer
David MosesDavid Moses
As Photographer
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
Ed: Hello, you have a visitor.
Ironside: What does he want?
Ed: Your job.
Eve: He's your replacement. It's high school youth day, you know, acting mayor, acting DA, acting Supervisor, acting Chief Ironside.
Ed: It's Ted Berringer Jr.
Ironside: Well, I'm glad to meet you, Ted. I know your father both professionally and personally.
Ted Berringer: Yes, sir, I know.
Ironside: Well, we'll try to make your day interesting here, sit down, make it interesting and hopefully informative.
Ted Berringer: Thank you. But before we begin, sir, there's something I need to tell you. I didn't ask to be assigned here.
Ironside: You mean you didn't want to be?
Ted Berringer: That's right.
Ironside: Well I'd be interested in knowing why, if you care to tell me.
Ted Berringer: Because I don't approve of the way you do things.
Ironside: Well, in that case, let's hope the day will be mutually informative.

Ironside: Before we get started on the rest of our daily schedule, I have a very important question to ask you.
Ted Berringer: Yes, sir?
Ironside: Do you like chili?
Ted Berringer: Yeah.
Ironside: All right, Eve. You heat up an extra bowl of chili.
Eve: I don't know, Chief, these gourmet meals take a lot of practice.

Ted Berringer: What would you do if you saw a man breaking the law that you thought was a bad law?
Ironside: I'd arrest him.
Ted Berringer: So what about the Boston Tea Party? They broke the law.
Ironside: I'd be in charge of the Boston Police on December 16th, 1773. I would have arrested the colonists who threw that tea in the harbor.
Mark: And he doesn't even like tea.
Ironside: The issue of taxation without representation might have been fought out in court instead of on the battlefield.
Ted Berringer: But King George would have won.
Ironside: Not necessarily.

Ironside: Incidentally, I've been meaning to ask you, how did you subdue Miss Stockton so readily? I thought she was prepared to go at least three falls.
Ted Berringer Sr.: Reason, logic, and a bit of silver-tongued oratory. I simply told the young lady if she didn't behave herself, I'd knock all her teeth out.
Ironside: Hmmm.
Ed: I always knew you were a very persuasive lawyer.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorCollier Young
Executive ProducerCy Chermak
ProducerWinston Miller
Associate ProducerJay Benson
Set DecoratorJames M. Walters, Sr.
Director of PhotographyBud Thackery
Story EditorAlbert Aley
Art DirectorLloyd S. Papez
Film EditorJean-Jacques Berthelot
Assistant DirectorGene Law
Production ExecutiveRobert Benevides
Unit ManagerWilbur E. Mosier
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
CostumesGrady Hunt
Theme MusicQuincy Jones
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