Crazy like a Fox (TV series)

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Crazy Like a Fox
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Genre Crime drama/Comedy
Created by John Baskin
Starring Jack Warden
Theme music composer Arthur B. Rubinstein
Composer(s) Ron Ramin
Mark Snow
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35
Production
Executive producer(s) John Baskin
Producer(s) Hugh Benson
Frank Cardea
Philip Saltzman
George Schenck
Roger Schulman
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Cardea Schenck Baskin Schulman Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Wooly Mammoth Productions
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run December 30, 1984 – May 3, 1986

Crazy Like a Fox is an American television series set in San Francisco, California, that aired on CBS from December 30, 1984 to May 3, 1986.

Overview[edit]

The series starred Jack Warden as Harry Fox, a free-spirited private detective who lived by his wits and John Rubinstein as his high-strung attorney son, Harrison, who unwillingly, and frequently, found himself dragged into his father's cases.

The show's opening would always feature Harry and Harrison talking on the phone in their offices like this:

  • Harrison: Hello?
  • Harry: Harrison, I need your help.
  • Harrison: Dad, you keep forgetting. I'm a lawyer. You're the detective!
  • Harry: Aw, come on son. All I need is a ride. What could possibly happen?

Originally airing Sundays at 9 PM (EST), the show was a hit in its first season, even cracking the Nielsen Top 10 with an average household share of 19.9. However, midway through the second season, CBS brought back its Sunday Night Movie, which displaced the show (along with Trapper John, M.D., which followed Crazy Like a Fox up to that point) and resulted in it being bounced around to various time slots, which caused ratings to drop significantly and led to its cancellation at the end of the season.

Reruns were later shown in syndication, as well as on the CBN Cable Network, and a reunion TV movie titled Still Crazy Like a Fox aired on CBS during the 1986–87 season.

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1984–1985)[edit]

  1. "Pilot" / 30 December 1984 (1984-12-30)
  2. "Turn of the Century Fox" / 6 January 1985 (1985-01-06)
  3. "Premium for Murder" / 13 January 1985 (1985-01-13)
  4. "Till Death Do Us Part" / 20 January 1985 (1985-01-20)
  5. "Motor Homicide" / 3 February 1985 (1985-02-03)
  6. "Wanted Dead and Alive" / 17 February 1985 (1985-02-17)
  7. "Bum Tip" / 24 February 1985 (1985-02-24)
  8. "Fox Hunt" / 3 March 1985 (1985-03-03)
  9. "The Geronimo Machine" / 10 March 1985 (1985-03-10)
  10. "Fox in Wonderland" / 17 March 1985 (1985-03-17)
  11. "Fox and Hounds" / 24 March 1985 (1985-03-24)
  12. "Suitable for Framing" / 31 March 1985 (1985-03-31)
  13. "The Man Who Cried Fox" / 7 April 1985 (1985-04-07)

Season 2 (1985–1986)[edit]

  1. "Eye in the Sky" / 6 October 1985 (1985-10-06)
  2. "Sunday in the Park with Harry" / 13 October 1985 (1985-10-13)
  3. "Requiem for a Fox" / 20 October 1985 (1985-10-20)
  4. "Murder Is a Two Stroke Penalty" / 27 October 1985 (1985-10-27)
  5. "Fox in 3/4 Time" / 3 November 1985 (1985-11-03)
  6. "Desert Fox" / 10 November 1985 (1985-11-10)
  7. "Some Day My Prints Will Come" / 1 December 1985 (1985-12-01)
  8. "If the Shoe Fits" / 15 December 1985 (1985-12-15)
  9. "Is There a Fox in the House?" / 22 December 1985 (1985-12-22)
  10. "Year of the Fox" / 29 December 1985 (1985-12-29)
  11. "Fox and the Wolf" / 5 January 1986 (1986-01-05)
  12. "Hearing Is Believing" / 15 January 1986 (1986-01-15)
  13. "Hyde-and-Seek" / 22 January 1986 (1986-01-22)
  14. "The Road to Tobago" / 29 January 1986 (1986-01-29)
  15. "You Can't Keep a Good Corpse Down" / 5 February 1986 (1986-02-05)
  16. "The Fox Who Saw Too Much" / 12 February 1986 (1986-02-12)
  17. "Just Another Fox in the Crowd" / 26 February 1986 (1986-02-26)
  18. "Fox on the Range" / 5 March 1986 (1986-03-05)
  19. "The Duke Is Dead" / 5 April 1986 (1986-04-05)
  20. "Rosie" / 12 April 1986 (1986-04-12)
  21. "Dead on Arrival" / 19 April 1986 (1986-04-19)
  22. "A Fox at the Races" / 3 May 1986 (1986-05-03)

Reunion TV-movie (1987)[edit]

  • "Still Crazy Like a Fox" (2 hrs) / 5 April 1987 (1987-04-05)

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