Adam-12 (1968–1975)

Log 122: Christmas - The Yellow Dump Truck 

On Christmas eve Reed and Malloy make rounds distributing police department donation packages to needy families, and pull many heartstrings.


Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader), Jack Webb (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Dick Foran ... Fred Haines
Mittie Lawrence Mittie Lawrence ... Mrs. Ward (as Mitti Lawrence)
Jack Hogan ... Sgt. Jerry Miller
Bob Hastings ... Charles Beuhler
Dan Ferrone ... Officer Johnson
William Stevens William Stevens ... Off. Jerry Walters
Eunice Christopher Eunice Christopher ... Reba Beuhler
Serge Crawford Serge Crawford ... Mary Ward
Edward Crawford Edward Crawford ... Harvey Ward
Zolya Talma Zolya Talma ... Mrs. Hirsch


It's the Christmas Eve shift, and Adam-12, along with all the other units, is delivering donated toys to many of the disadvantaged families in the area in-between calls. One of those families is the Wards. Malloy and Reed learn directly from young Harvey Ward that he has his heart set on a yellow toy dump truck for Christmas. Beyond arranging to meet Mrs. Ward later to give her the toys then so that Harvey and her other kids won't see the toys before Christmas, Malloy and Reed discuss the pros and cons of themselves adding to the Christmas donations of a yellow toy dump truck for Harvey. Regardless of what Malloy and Reed decide to do about the toy, they later find out that Harvey may not get any presents at all as Mrs. Ward's old beater of a car gets stolen, along with all the toys in the trunk. With a few leads of past GTA cases from Sgt. Miller, Malloy and Reed hope they can locate Mrs. Ward's car by the end of the shift to get the toys back to her. But Reed also realizes that the ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

21 December 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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This takes place in December 1968. See more »


When Reed and Malloy are at the Christmas tree lot, a woman runs up and tells them there is a robbery in progress two blocks away. When they arrive, it's raining, although the sun was out at the tree lot. Later, when the sergeant arrives, it's not raining and the street is dry again. See more »


Officer James A. Reed: Pete, you know, sometimes you really confuse me.
Officer Peter J. Malloy: You don't believe everything I say, do you?
Officer James A. Reed: Pretty much, yeah.
Officer Peter J. Malloy: Well you should, except when I'm talking through my hat!
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