Did the displaced detective in either the British original or the American remake ever try to make money by betting on sporting events the outcomes of which he knew, or buying Microsoft stock dirt cheap, etc.?
In the UK version, there was a brief throwaway sequence involving betting on a horse named Red Rum in the Grand National, but that’s the closest it came.
I’m in the middle of watching Season One right now.
I like how Sam did the little “Shining” impression when he says “You know, Red Rum…” to Inspector Hunt, wagging his finger up and down. Hunt gives him a “WTF?” look.
Sam gives the tip to his mom, but she brushes him off. That episode also has the scene where Sam runs into Marc Bolan at a nightclub and warns him to drive carefully.