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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: Savage Says, "The Most Dangerous Bird is the Jailbird"

An old enemy's girlfriend, a lounge singer, comes to the partners for help. Before they can get any information, she's abducted and they have to rescue her.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 6
Airdate: Sunday March 23rd, 1980



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Special Guest Stars
Richard Romanus
As Tommy Tedesco
Recurring

Guest Stars
Luke Andreas
As Truck
Recurring
Larry Manetti
As Chip Vincent
Recurring
Shelley Smith
As Phyllis Lattiger
Richard Dimitri
As Johnny McClain
Woody Eney
As Larry Craig
Bill Capizzi
As Tommy's Thug

Co-Guest Stars
Paul Martin
As Waiter
John Wyler
As Head Waiter
Tad Horino
As Attendant
Tawny Little
As Newscaster
Main Cast
Ben Vereen
As E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner
Jeff Goldblum
As Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney

Recap

E.L.'s parole officer, Larry Craig, comes to visit the agency and warn E.L. that he can't move without notifying the office. Larry wants to know where E.L. is living now and E.L. doesn't want to explain. Lionel intervenes and claims that E.L. is suffering from wanderlust, but Larry doesn't buy it. E.L. has no choice but to claim he's living with Lionel. Larry trusts Lionel, but Lionel can't bring himself to lie. E.L. tries to bluff and Lionel finally has no choice but to lie. They're interrupted when a woman comes in and asks for Lionel. E.L. immediately claims to be a satisfied customer and leaves with Larry. She pays up front to hire Lionel but says she can't explain right now...

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Episode Quotes
Tommy Tedesco: Nobody makes Tommy T look like a coconut creme muffin in front of his broad!

Phyllis Lattiger: Tommy is gonna kill us. He--he's not right in the head.
Lionel: He won't kill us, Miss Lattiger. We have our side, and he has his, and, um, well, without oversimplifying, ours is right. We will prevail. Compose yourself.



Episode References
Savage novel: Kiss Kiss--Kill, Kill



Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen J. Cannell
Executive ProducerStephen J. Cannell
Co-Executive ProducerJuanita Bartlett
Supervising ProducerAlex Beaton
ProducerChuck Bowman
First Assistant DirectorDaisy Gerber
Second Assistant DirectorRobert A. Milford
MusicPete Carpenter  |  Mike Post
Music EditorSteve Livingston
Make-upRobert Jerman
Set DecoratorRon Jeschke
Property MasterRoy 'Bucky' Moore
Script SupervisorStephen Dorsch
Director of PhotographyWilliam Gereghty (1)
Stunt CoordinatorDennis Madalone
Production SupervisorEdward K. Dodds
Art DirectorSpencer Deverill
Sound MixerJames LaRue
Film EditorChuck McClelland
WardrobeKen Harvey  |  Jacques Bellini  |  Betty Griffin
 
Warning: Tenspeed and Brown Shoe season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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