Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. (One white, one black, one blonde.)
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 Pete Cochran (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Linc Hayes / ... (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Julie Barnes (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
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 Capt. Adam Greer (123 episodes, 1968-1973)
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Young people in trouble with the law (wealthy Pete stole a car; Linc arrested during Watts riots; Julie ran away from her San Francisco prostitute mother) can avoid jail by infiltrating the counter culture and exposing badguys who prey on other kids. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One White, One Black, One Blonde

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24 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Mod Squad  »

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1.33 : 1
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Series Creator Buddy Ruskin, a former Los Angeles police officer, used his experiences with a special L.A.P.D. youth squad as the basis for this show. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) See more »

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Continuously helpless female lead
12 January 2017 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

As I'm re-watching the series on DVD, two things stand out to me:

* It's very much of its' late 1960s time with the counter-culture and all. But it's amazing to me that three full-time undercover cops have so much time to not do, well, cop things. They seem to start their own cases all the time instead of being assigned what you'd expect undercover cops to do... long-time stake outs of drug dens and such. They're being paid for something but they're always just living a teenage life and crime just happens to show up while they're doing it.

* The fact that Julie apparently can't do anything to defend anyone except running for Linc and Pete just grates my nerves. She sees trouble, she screams, and she runs for help. There were some strong women in the 1960s -- nobody messed with Kitty on "Gunsmoke" -- but "Mod Squad" isn't there. It would be a decade before a show like "Cagney and Lacey" hit the airwaves but it was desperately needed.


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