Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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The Sweet Smell 

Malloy and Woods went fishing, and the car smells like fish. Adam-12 picks up a disoriented senior who spills a bottle of perfume in the car as well. The pair mistake a minister to be a church prowler, and retrieve a young girl.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Officer Pete Malloy
Officer Jim Reed
George Atchison
Myrna Huffman
Vernon Barber (as Olan Soulé)
William Boyett ...
Sgt. MacDonald
Fred Stromsoe ...
Officer Jerry Woods
Rev. Thomas Sherman
Arnold F. Turner ...
Officer Snyder (as Arnold Turner)
Jay Jay Jue ...
Billy (as Jay Jay Joe)
Dori Whitaker ...
Mindy Wagner


Malloy returns from a Sunday off with Woods fishing. A call at the start of patrol is about an elderly lady with poor memory who frequents a store but says her poltergeist is the one who creates accidents. The owner knows her but cannot reach her daughter to pick her up and pay for damages. The officers take her in but "her poltergeist" spills a large bottle of perfume in the back seat of the squad car. They must put up with the smell for the entire shift despite numerous trips to the garage to see Tony the mechanic. While on patrol they notice a woman who can't speak trying to ask for help. She writes that a man entered the church via a window and they spot a man emptying the safe. Officer Jerry Woods is the backup and identifies the man as the pastor who forgot his id and keys. The pastor is glad to see Gerard and says they have missed him on Sundays. Gerard states he had to work Sundays and Malloy backs him up saying "they were in the same boat yesterday". A kidnapping call turns ... Written by Anonymous

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perfume | stolen bicycle | See All (2) »


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

9 January 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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