Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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Log 24: A Rare Occasion 

Malloy and Reed deal with a purse snatcher focused on being jailed in time for dinner, a young boy on drugs with his dealer out to kill him, while enduring worry and concern over two policemen friends hospitalized in critical care.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Carla Borelli ... Ruth Bannister
David Cassidy ... Tim Richmond
Ross Elliott ... Mr. Richmond (as Ross Elliot)
William Boyett ... Sgt. MacDonald
Dan Scott Dan Scott ... Skat
Cathleen Cordell ... Mrs. Richmond
Raymond Mayo ... Frankie
Mikki Jamison ... Jean Reed


Two officers are critically wounded in the high speed pursuit of a vehicle suspected in a hit and run. Because of the pall it places on the station, Malloy asks Reed if he wants to postpone the BBQ the Reeds are hosting tomorrow for him. Reed decides to go ahead with it. Upon Malloy's arrival at the Reed's, he understands why Jean was so anxious to go ahead with the gathering: it is a blind date of sorts as there is a fourth, a high school friend of Jean's named Ruth Bannister. The timing of the BBQ may also not be good timing for Ruth, as the talk between Malloy and Reed gives her an idea of what it would be like to be in a relationship with a police officer. Malloy and Reed are also preoccupied by Reed's new project: fixing up a jalopy of a pickup truck, a project he is working on with his next door neighbor, fifteen year old Tim Richmond. Their already unusual social gathering gets more unusual when Tim stumbles into the picture. He is strung out, on what Malloy and Reed believe is... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







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14 February 1970 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Reed gets off the phone after McDonald informs him about Chavez's death, he mentions that he and Pete have to get back to work because of trouble at a jazz festival in the West Valley. This probably was a reference to the Newport 69 festival, which took place from June 20th to June 22nd 1969. During that festival there were several incidents of gate crashing as well as festival goers camping out on the lawns of various houses within the adjoining neighborhood. The trouble at the festival eventually lead to a ban on all music festivals within the city of Los Angeles. See more »

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This episode introduces David Cassidy only a few months before the world knew him as "Kieth Partridge". He does fairly well as a drugged up teen, until he starts talking too straight. But, a cool episode showcasing probably the biggest problem of those days- -drugs everywhere! Yes, it is still a problem, but not as rampant as it was such a new phenomenon back then. Drug pushers were all over the place looking for teenagers and young hippie types to prey on. Especially as it was, in the late nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies such a fashionable and trendy thing to experiment with. It is like how online gaming such as Pokemon and social media is fashionable now (how dull and nerdy are we as a general generation; I guess we have evolved to a degree, lol). Good looking wives or dates also for the policemen. Again, a historical episode as David Cassidy became such an important aspect for 1970s pop culture.

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