The Fall Guy/Private Eyes

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Private Eyes
Season 4, Episode 6
Airdate October 24, 1984
Written by Doug Heyes, Jr.,
David Garber,
Bruce Kalish
Directed by Hollingworth Morse
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Private Eyes is the sixth episode of the fourth season of The Fall Guy, and the seventy-fourth episode overall.

Guest Stars: William Conrad (Himself), Mike Connors(Himself), Cameron Mitchell (Bronc Munson), Marshall Teague (Dean), Derek Barton (Bo), Zetta Whitlow, Ted Markland, Patrick Studstill, Frank Arno, Paul Lambert, Barry Newman (Himself)


Plot Overview

A trio of famous TV crimefighters come to Colt's aid when he gets in over his head pursuing car thieves.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Just like the tribute to the TV Western heroes, but this time around, famous TV detectives (actually, two famous TV detectives and a TV lawyer) are saluted. William Conrad (Cannon), Mike Connors (Mannix) and Barry Newman (Petrocelli) all play themselves in this episode.

Behind the Scenes

William Conrad appears on-camera in this episode, but his familiar voice is heard off-camera in every episode, as the commercial break announcer ('Fall Guy will continue in a moment!'), the preview announcer ('Next on Fall Guy...') and for the first season, the voice-over on the production logo ('Fall Guy is a Glen Larson Production!').

Conrad's association with Larson goes back a few years before Fall Guy, when he appeared in an unsold pilot made by the producer, Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die. That pilot didn't sell, but Conrad's resonant voice could be heard narrating Larson's 1979 series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

In addition to Fall Guy, Conrad performed the same duties on most of Larson's other 1980's series, such as Automan, Masquerade and Cover Up, and although he was busy on-camera with Jake and the Fatman, Conrad found time to do some narration work on Larson's short-lived 1988 series, The Highwayman.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

There are some nice moments, such as the three heroes arguing over which one was the best driver, which one handled a gun best, etc.



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