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Jake and the Fatman

Jake and the Fatman

Jake and the Fatman

William Conrad stars as J.L. McCabe, an ex-cop who is working as a district-attorney. Co-stars include Joe Penny as a special investigator, Alan Campbell as McCabe's assistant D.A., Karen Austin plays the deputy mayor-and Max the Dog, McCabe's aging, half-deaf bulldog, who will probably steal the show. Anne Francis shows up as Dixie, a former big-band singer who owns the bar and grill McCabe favors.
William Conrad stars as Jason Lochinvar "Fatman" McCabe, a rotund, cigar-chomping district attorney with a bulldog's tenacity. Along with his suave investigator, Jake Styles (Joe Penny), he secures convictions for some of Southern California's most bewildering crimes, bringing to justice a despicable mix of killers, thieves, and rapists. Assisting the odd couple are Jake's sunny assistant Derek, his fork-tongued secretary Gertrude, and of course his wrinkly old bulldog Max. The show, which originated in a two-part episode of MATLOCK, was itself later spun off into the series DIAGNOSIS: MURDER.

Episode Info

Final: 5x22 -- Beautiful Dreamer (a.k.a. Mickey Daytona) (May/06/1992)

William ConradWilliam Conrad
As Jason Lochinvar "Fatman" McCabe
Joe PennyJoe Penny
As Jake Styles
Alan Campbell (1)Alan Campbell (1)
As Derek Mitchell


Reviews: 1
Another Great SitcomRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

For me, this show is the best show I’ve ever seen! Full entertainment and action on every episode! It is also one of the most underrated shows of the late 80s up to early 90s. William Conrad and Joe always make this show keeps you at the edge of your seat with all the scenes they have. I always love seeing the wonderful venues this TV series was shot, it’s like you’re also travelling from LA to Hawaii for free! Like any other show it got cancelled but I’m very glad that I own now a good DVD Collection of this show which I purchased at http://www.dvdbooth.com/DVD_BOX_SETS/Jake_and_The_Fatman_DVD_Collection/ . Feeling lucky, I was surprised that this TV series has been produced with such good quality and complete episodes. So far the discs I have watched seems to be working fine in my DVD player. For those who haven’t seen this TV series as of yet, I think you’re missing a big part of your life so take a chance and go watch this show , you’ll certainly won’t regret it and I surely bet it! Read more

Review posted on Thursday, August 22nd 2013 at 1:08 am

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Al Harrington as Haku Hoana (4 eps)
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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 26, 1987
Ended: May 06, 1992
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