The Mod Squad/The Comeback

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The Comeback
Airdate March 9, 1971
Written by Mann Rubin
Directed by William Crain
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The Mod SquadSeason Three

Guest Stars: Sugar Ray Robinson ('Candy' Joe Collins), Hilly Hicks (Robbie Collins), Rocky Graziano (Doc Russo)

Co-Starring: Rod McCary (Floyd Barris), Indian Red Lopez (Himself)

Featuring: Bucklind Beery (Cortney), Dick Young (Referee), James Lennon (Fight Announcer), Dick Enberg (Himself)


Plot Overview

Linc's old friend, a retired champion boxer, attempts a comeback in an attempt to reconnect with his troubled son. What Linc discovers about the boy is that he's in debt to gamblers who want him to see that his dad doesn't win the match. After Linc knocks the fighter down during simple sparring, he begins to worry that his friend is in poor health and may not survive a pummeling in the ring.



This is an episode for boxing aficionados, with several legendary fighters appearing ('Sugar' Ray Robinson, Rocky Graziano, Indian Red Lopez), as well as real-life boxing ref Dick Young, real-life boxing announcer Jimmy Lennon and sportscaster Dick Enberg.