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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: Loose Larry's List of Losers

On Lionel's birthday, his partner buys him a stolen watch as a birthday present. Things get worse when E.L.'s new parole officer prepares to send him back to prison.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Airdate: Friday May 30th, 1980

Guest Stars
Candice AzzaraCandice Azzara
As Bernice Courtney
Nicolas CosterNicolas Coster
As John Dalem
Kenneth OKenneth O'Brien
As Racetrack Richard Rollin

Co-Guest Stars
Larry MargoLarry Margo
As Sgt. Macy
Edward MarshallEdward Marshall
As Man - Clerk (as Ed Marshall)
Robert HirschfeldRobert Hirschfeld
As Spardlyn (Jack Spardlyn)
Micole MercurioMicole Mercurio
As Woman (as Micol)
Main Cast
Ben VereenBen Vereen
As E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner
Jeff GoldblumJeff Goldblum
As Lionel "Brownshoe" Whitney


At the office, E.L. is inspecting some stolen watches a friend, Racetrack Richard Rollin, has brought in for him. While Racetrack talks about a crooked horse betting scheme he was involved in, E.L. picks the wristwatch he wants and bargains him down. While Racetrack wraps it and gives him a phony sales slip, E.L. nervously checks the time and looks out the window. Once Racetrack leaves, E.L. puts up a sign and tapes helium balloons to the floor. When Lionel returns from his karate class, he discovers that E.L. has thrown him a one-man birthday surprise party. E.L. gives him the wristwatch as a present. Lionel thinks that it's hot, but E.L. convinces him otherwise with the fake sales slip. ..

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Episode Quotes
Lionel: And listen, you know, something else. About that watch.
E.L.: Yeah, about the watch...
Lionel: I knew it was hot.
E.L.: You did?
Lionel: You don't spell "Sachs" S-A-X. That's what it said on the sales slip.

Lionel: E.L., something is--is going on here. We don't know exactly what that is, but, uh, there's a rude equation. We're in the possession of some correlative facts.
E.L.: Facts? You want some facts? I'll give you facts. Fact: we're hot enough to fry eggs on. Fact: I'm about to get my parole violated. Fact: you're about to be arraigned for receiving stolen goods. Fact: we're wanted for murder. Fact: we''re wanted for evading arrest. Fact: we're wanted for grand theft ambulance!
Lionel: If there is any such charge, I think it's simply grand theft auto.
E.L.: I stand corrected.

Episode References
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Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen J. Cannell
Executive ProducerStephen J. Cannell
Co-Executive ProducerJuanita Bartlett
Supervising ProducerAlex Beaton
ProducerChuck Bowman
First Assistant DirectorLeonard S. Smith Jr.
Second Assistant DirectorRobert A. Milford
MusicMike Post  |  Pete Carpenter
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 EditorChristopher Nelson (1)
WardrobeKen Harvey  |  Jacques Bellini  |  Betty Griffin
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