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I love the theme tune, composed by Mike Post.
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Post wrote a lot of theme songs for television shows. My favorite was the theme from The Rockford Files.
The Who are big-time Mike Post fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Zmh-KlYZo&app=desktop
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I loved HSB back in the day! A great gritty cop drama with a terrific ensemble cast. It definitely got better as it went on.

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And keep your eye on the pickpocket that Belker is constantly busting. Usually he shows up in one scene at the beginning of the ep, and he gives Belker a fake punny name.
My favorite is when Belker busts him for stealing some skiis. The detective rolls the arrest report into his battered old typewriter, glares at the perp and snarls, "Name?"

The perp says unconcernedly, "Killy, Jean-Claude."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_Killy

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I came in here to mention Howard, my favorite character.

I still remember his line from an episode where he was watching the squad practice for an upcoming charity basketball game: "Judas Priest, I've seen better free throw mechanics from the gol-darn Vietnamese!"....
I have been known to mutter, when disgusted, "Judas Priest, Frank...."
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My favorite is when Belker busts him for stealing some skiis. The detective rolls the arrest report into his battered old typewriter, glares at the perp and snarls, "Name?"
I liked the one where he arrested a mime.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:41 PM
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Don't make casting and story decisions based on family. (Ozzie and Harriet would have been much better if a real actress played Harriet.)
Not to mention if real actors had played Ozzie, David, and Ricky.
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I liked the one where he arrested a mime.
Remind me what happens (although I can imagine)?
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Remind me what happens (although I can imagine)?
I couldn't begin to do the scene justice, but it's on youtube, although someone cropped it (presumably to avoid detection for copyright infringement) and the scene suffers for it. Belker is undercover in a chicken costume trying to attract customers into a restaurant, and a mime has been mocking him all day.
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I couldn't begin to do the scene justice, but it's on youtube, although someone cropped it (presumably to avoid detection for copyright infringement) and the scene suffers for it. Belker is undercover in a chicken costume trying to attract customers into a restaurant, and a mime has been mocking him all day.
Ah, yes - thanks. And check out a young Tim Robbins as a cop at 29:11!
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[Charles Haid] does a much better job in AS than at any time in HSB. The jokey Texas drawl is tiring. . . .
He's a drug store cowby. In one of the first several eps, Renko comments that he's from. . . New Jersey!
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I recently watched an episode, and I think it holds up well. In fact, I would call it one of the best shows ever. I was a young party animal back in the '80's, yet I was always home on Thursday nights to watch that show.
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One of the weak points we noticed early on is the character of Fay, Frank's ex.
Bear with Fay for a couple of seasons until they finally give her character something to do other than nag Frank. At some point Joyce encourages Frank to see things from Fay's point of view, and his relationship with her gets a little more civil. Finally, Joyce and Fay will find a moment to bond.

That doesn't mean I think either Veronica Hamel or Barbara Bosson was a great actor. The two most consistently good performance in the show were Travanti and James B. Sikking.

And anytime Barbara Babcock shows up, you're in for a real treat!
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I recently watched an episode, and I think it holds up well. In fact, I would call it one of the best shows ever. I was a young party animal back in the '80's, yet I was always home on Thursday nights to watch that show.
It was the first proper adult show I was allowed to stay up late to watch with my mum and dad. Such a great series - lo these many years later me and my dad still sometimes say "Hey, let's be careful out there!" to each other.

One of the UK channels has the whole run of it on their free on-demand service, and it still mostly holds up. It's fascinating to see the foundations of modern TV drama being laid, but it's also a good show in its own right.
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Kent Clark wrote: "And anytime Barbara Babcock shows up, you're in for a real treat!"

Not just on Hill Street, either. Her ST:TOS appearances, mmmmmmm.
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