List of Starsky & Hutch episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the 1970s US series Starsky & Hutch.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 10, 1975April 21, 1976
225September 25, 1976April 16, 1977
323September 17, 1977May 17, 1978
422September 12, 1978May 15, 1979

Episodes[edit]

Pilot movie[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Pilot"Barry ShearWilliam BlinnApril 30, 1975 (1975-04-30)

In Bay City, California, there is a shooting in which two teenage lovers are killed, and District Attorney Mark Henderson (Albert Morgenstern) thinks the intended targets were Detectives David Michael "Dave" Starsky and Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson, because the car that the victims were in turns out to look exactly like Starksy's red and white Ford Gran Torino. Starsky and Hutch are told by local criminal Fat Rolly (Michael Lerner) that there's a contract out on Starsky. All indications point to Frank Tallman (Gilbert Green), a local crime lord who is awaiting trial, as being behind it, but Tallman denies it, saying that someone's trying to frame him for it. With the help of their informant, Huggy Bear, Starsky and Hutch set out to find the killers, a pair of hit men named Zane (Richard Lynch) and Cannell (Michael Conrad), only to discover that one of the victims, 19-year-old Patricia Talbot (Karen Lamm), was indeed the intended target. Starsky and Hutch suspect that Zane and Cannell were hired by someone inside the department.

Note: The pilot was originally shot with Richard Ward playing as Captain Dobey.

Season 1 (1975–76)[edit]

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11"Savage Sunday"Jack StarrettFred FreibergerSeptember 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)

Henny Wilson (Arthur Peterson) and his wife Sarah (Hope Summers), an elderly couple desperate to draw attention to the horrid living conditions in their old folks home, Eastside Home For The Aged, have rigged the trunk of their car with fifty sticks of dynamite and a timer, planning to set it off outside City Hall. Henny and Sarah have spent the past two years complaining to the city about the home, and nothing's ever been done about it, so they're angry. But the car is stolen by Wilbur Sloane (Edward Walsh) and Gregg Morton (Bob Delegall), two men who are on a spree of armed robberies, and they're unaware that the car is loaded with explosives, ticking toward detonation in the trunk. Starsky and Hutch are put on the hunt for Sloane and Morton. What they learn is that Sloane is a gambling addict, and he resorts to robbery whenever he owes money to bookies who threaten to kill him if he doesn't pay them.

Note: Bernie Hamilton assumes the role of Captain Dobey for the remainder of the series after Richard Ward had left the show after filming the pilot episode, and Suzanne Somers one of three guest appearances.
22"Texas Longhorn"Jack StarrettMichael MannSeptember 17, 1975 (1975-09-17)

At 5:00am one morning, wealthy used-car dealer Zack Tyler (Med Flory) and his wife Emma Lou (Alta Christopher) stop to help John Brown Harris (Charles Napier) and Little Huey Chaco (George Loros), two men who are seemingly having car trouble, only for Chaco and Harris to rob Zack and Emma Lou, and Harris rapes and fatally strangles Emma Lou. Starsky and Hutch are assigned to the case, and they work all-out, using their underground contacts to track down Harris and Chaco, who they learn are heroin addicts, but what Starsky and Hutch don't quite realize is that once they've found Harris and Chaco, an understandably enraged Zack intends to make Harris and Chaco pay for what they did.

Note: This is Michael Lerner's last appearance on the show as Fat Rollie.
33"Death Ride"Gene NelsonEdward J. LaksoSeptember 25, 1975 (1975-09-25)
Starsky and Hutch are involved in safeguarding Andrew Mello (Jeff Corey), a big-time crime boss who has agreed to testify before a Senate sub-committee against some leading underworld figures. But during escort of Mello, the party is ambushed and Mello is shot and hospitalized. Everyone knows that a man named Kester ordered the hit, and Starsky and Hutch think Kester's got someone in the department who's feeding him information. Mello refuses to go ahead with the testimony unless his daughter, Joanne Wells (Kathleen Miller), is brought safely to him, but she lives in Bryland, just outside of San Francisco. At the request of District Attorney Coleman (Paul Hecht), Starsky and Hutch are assigned to find Joanne and bring her back to Bay City. The trip is a dangerous one, as there are hit-men who are out to see that they never make it back, and thus the trial never going ahead.
44"Snowstorm"Bob KelljanRobert I. HoltOctober 1, 1975 (1975-10-01)

Starsky and Hutch, along with three highly experienced detectives -- Kalowitz (Bill Sorrells), Burke (Paul Benjamin), and Corman (Richard Venture) -- are involved in a large drug bust, where pure cocaine with a street value of $4,000,000 is seized. Following the successful raid, Starsky and Hutch come under suspicion when $1,000,000 worth of the Cocaine disappears. Captain Dobey gives Starsky and Hutch 48 hours to clear their names and those of Kalowitz, Burke, and Corman, who they assume to be innocent, and nail Stryker (Gilbert Green), the drug kingpin behind everything. Captain Dobey REALLY wants to nail Stryker. That's because Stryker is the man who killed Captain Dobey's best friend and former partner Elmo Jackson years ago -- Elmo was found hung on a hook in a meat factory. Now, Starsky and Hutch's informant, Marty Crandell (George Dzundza), is found dead, and throughout the case, Hutch keeps spotting a Dalmatian that seems to appear whenever danger lurks nearby.

Note: George Dzundza appears in this episode as Crandell.
55"The Fix"William CrainRobert I. HoltOctober 8, 1975 (1975-10-08)

Hutch is dating Jeanie Waldon (Leigh Christian), who was formerly associated with big-time crime boss Ben Forest (Robert Loggia). Hutch is abducted by the jealous Ben, who gets him addicted to heroin to get him to say where Jeanie is. Hutch tells Ben where Jeanie is. Hutch escapes from the mobsters and is found by Starsky, who sees the needle marks on Hutch's arm. He and Huggy Bear secretly nurse Hutch back to health. Ben is furious that Hutch escaped, and tells his right-hand man, Allen "Monk" Philos (Geoffrey Lewis), to make sure Hutch gets killed. Hutch tells Starsky that the men who took him wanted Jeanie. Starsky heads out to find the mobsters, and the determined Hutch heads out a short time later to do the same thing, even though he is not in any condition to.

Note: Originally banned by the BBC, the episode "The Fix" was first shown on British television on May 31, 1999 on Channel 4 as part of a Starsky & Hutch theme night. Edward Andrews has an uncredited role as the crook in the police station who was just arrested by Starsky, and Robert Loggia has a role as the Crime boss Benjamin Forest.
66"Death Notice"William CrainRobert C. DennisOctober 15, 1975 (1975-10-15)
When a message is left scrawled on a table cloth in a strip club owned by Manny Birnbaum (Milt Kogan) that one of the strippers, Ginger (Suzanne Charney), will be killed, Starsky and Hutch are called in to protect the ladies, and to find the strange man who was sitting at the table. The hunt for this man intensifies when Ginger is murdered, and another stripper, Sonia (Rosanne Katon), is warned in a message that she's next. The man who scrawled the note at the strip club is Anton Rusz (Ivor Francis), a Hungarian immigrant, and a surprise twist leads Starsky and Hutch to realize that Anton is not the killer.
77"Pariah"Bob KelljanMichael FisherOctober 22, 1975 (1975-10-22)

When Starsky and Hutch respond to an armed robbery, one of the masked robbers, 22-year-old Joseph Tramaine (Gregory Rozakis), gets away with $200, and Starsky is forced to fatally shoot the other robber in self defense -- and the robber that Starsky shot turns out to be 16-year-old Lonnie Malcolm Craig. Lonnie's mother Eunice (Hilda Hayes) is devastated, and Starsky feels extremely guilty. A coroner's inquest is opened. Tramaine turns out to be a drug-addict who commits robberies so he can get money to feed his addiction with. The case gets the attention of George A. Prudholm (Stephen McNally), a thoroughly enraged man with a grudge against Starsky. George calls the station and warns them that if Starsky is cleared, then the cops will pay in spades. Starsky is cleared of any wrong-doing, and he and Hutch want to find whoever supplied Lonnie with the gun. Because Starsky was cleared, George starts killing cops, demanding Starsky's resignation, and promising that the killings will continue until Starsky complies. Two years ago, Starsky and Hutch's first assignment after being promoted out of uniform was working undercover on a narcotics investigation at McKinley High School. Starsky arrested George's 19-year-old son, Gary Vincent Prudholm, for dealing drugs, and Gary got stabbed to death in the city jail. George was devastated, and he has always blamed Starsky for Gary's death. George wants Starsky to pay in spades. He wants Starsky to resign and get his name dragged through the mud, and then he wants to kill Starsky.

Note: This is Stephan McNally's first of two appearances as Crazy George Prudholm, and Anita Ford also appears in this episode.
88"Kill Huggy Bear"Michael SchultzFred FreibergerOctober 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
Dewey Hughes (Roger Robinson), an old "acquaintance" of Huggy Bear's, robs a candy store and shoots Roy Jones (Ed Cambridge), the man who runs the store, and Starsky and Hutch investigate. Dewey, seeing how much money he has taken, goes to Huggy, who warns him that the store is a front for a numbers racket run by crime boss Lou Malinda (Hamilton Camp). Dewey once saved Huggy's life, and calling in the debt, he asks Huggy to use his underworld contacts and return the $50,000 to Lou if he forgives him for the robbery. As a result, it's Huggy who's left owing the $50,000 to Lou. Starsky and Hutch learn that the police department's gambling squad has had the store under surveillance for some time. Captain Dobey would love for Strarsky and Hutch to nail Lou, and beat out the gambling squad on this one. Dewey's girlfriend Sarah Kingston (Gloria Edwards) and her new lover Harry Martin (Dick Anthony Williams) learn about the $50,000. Harry kills Dewey, and Harry and Sarah mug Huggy for the money before he can return it. Starsky and Hutch must work to save Huggy -- Lou has vowed to kill Huggy if the money isn't returned.
99"The Bait"Ivan DixonTeleplay by: James Schmerer & Don Balluck & Edward J. Lakso
Story by: James Schmerer & Don Balluck
November 5, 1975 (1975-11-05)
Starsky and Hutch work undercover as Rafferty and O'Brien, flashy drug dealers from Texas, in an operation to put a heroin syndicate out of business. They spring Cheryl Waite (Lynne Marta), a young woman arrested for unwillingly acting as a drug courier, from jail, and they convince her to act as a lure in a bid to nail Mr. Danner (Charles McCaulay), the elusive drug kingpin who is the head of the syndicate. But Danner is having his right-hand man, Billy Harkness (Michael DeLano), keep an eye on them to make sure nothing suspicious is going on. Cheryl tells Starsky and Hutch that her roommate and friend, Joanne Stockwood, who had become addicted to heroin, has been missing for four weeks. Cheryl knows Danner had something to do with it, and Starsky and Hutch agree to look for Joanne. Later, Starsky and Hutch go to Cheryl's place to find that she's been beaten up by Billy. Cheryl says she can't help Starsky and Hutch anymore, because Billy will kill her if she does. Hutch lets Cheryl stay at his place. Billy is killed in a confrontation, and Dobey tells Starsky and Hutch that Joanne was found dead of a heroin overdose, washed up on a beach. Cheryl, who is devastated, tells Starsky and Hutch that Joanne was trying to kick the heroin habit. Starsky and Hutch realize that Danner knew that, and he decided that he couldn't trust Joanne anymore. so he had her killed. Starsky and Hutch decide to use Danner's history as a stamp collector to try to lure him out in the open. Problem is, one of Danner's men, Shockley (David Cass), knows who Hutch is, because Hutch has arrested Shockley before for dealing.
1010"Lady Blue"Don WeisMichael MannNovember 12, 1975 (1975-11-12)

Starsky's ex-girlfriend Helen Davidson, a fellow cop, is found murdered, with her body bizarrely wrapped in radio antenna wire. As Starsky and Hutch investigate, it emerges that Helen had been working undercover as a go-go dancer at the Mellow Yellow to stop a violent burglary ring, and she had been undercover for two months. The Mellow Yellow, which is owned by Ruby Solenko (Victor Argo), seems to be the ring's headquarters. Two days before Helen was killed, she spotted someone tailing her, and she was afraid that she had blown her cover. There are several suspects as to the killer's identity, as Starsky and Hutch figure out that they're up against a serial killer.

Note: Elisha Cook Jr. appears in this episode as Polly The Snitch.
1111"Captain Dobey, You're Dead"Michael SchultzMichael FisherNovember 19, 1975 (1975-11-19)

Starsky and Hutch are put on the case when Captain Dobey and his family are terrorized by Leo Moon (William Watson), a crooked ex-Cop who has just escaped from prison and is determined to make Dobey pay in spades for putting him away. Dobey and Moon went through the police academy together. About five years ago, Moon was convicted of extortion and murder. Dobey was instrumental in putting Moon away, and now Moon wants to make Dobey pay in spades for that. But Dobey is trying to solve a cold case -- the murder of civil rights leader Isaac Douglas, who was one of Dobey's best friends. Isaac was killed a little over a year ago. Starsky and Hutch get a lead on a company called Woodfield Industries, whose CEO is C. J. Woodfield (Lester Rawlins). Starsky and Hutch suspect that Woodfield might be involved up to his neck in Douglas's murder. Woodfield Industries was one of the companies that Douglas named as getting special treatment on city contracts. Starsky and Hutch figure out that Douglas had the goods on Woodfield, so Woodfield had Douglas killed. Dobey re-opening the murder investigation would heat things up for Woodfield, so Woodfield had Moon sprung from prison, so Moon can kill Dobey for him, which Moon would only be too happy to do.

Note: Only episode in which Captain Dobey's family appear. Lynn Hamilton appears in this episode as Edith Dobey, and Taaffe O'Connell also appears as Lola Brenner.
1212"Terror on the Docks"Randal KleiserFred FreibergerNovember 26, 1975 (1975-11-26)

Starsky and Hutch set about tracking down a dock-worker suspected of murdering Officer Ed Jamieson (Joe Warfield), an undercover cop who was investigating a series of waterfront heists. Hutch's childhood friend Nancy Blake (Sheila Larken) is preparing to get married, and it seems that her groom-to-be, Billy Desmond (Stephen McHattie), might be involved in the heists.

Note: Steven McHattie appears in this episode as Billy.
1313"The Deadly Imposter"Dick ModerTeleplay by: Michael Fisher & Parke Perine & Mann Rubin
Story by: Mann Rubin
December 10, 1975 (1975-12-10)

John Colby (Art Hindle), an old friend of Starsky and Hutch's that they went through the academy with, had ended up leaving the department and going into the Air Force, and now, John shows up with a story about being presumed dead while spending five years in a POW camp in Vietnam, and he asks them to help him find his ex-wife Karen (Suzan Gailey) and young son Corey. Starsky and Hutch are only too happy to help out an old friend, but when they locate Karen, she says she's never seen John before in her life. It turns out that he's an imposter named Mike. Karen is now the wife of Warren G. Karpel (Peter Brandon), the former chief accountant for crime boss Nate Garvin (Gene Darcy). Warren is now a federal witness who's about to testify against Garvin, and Mike is the man that Garvin has hired to kill Warren.

Note: Gordon Jump's last appearance as the owner of Vinnie's Gym, also Art Hindle appears in this episode as John Colby, and this is the first of Ann Foster's four guest appearances as Abigail Crabtree.
1414"Shootout"Fernando LamasDavid P. HarmonDecember 17, 1975 (1975-12-17)

After the particularly long and awkward interrogation of a suspect who has been accused of putting a 19-year-old woman in a coma, Starsky and Hutch decide to unwind for the evening by going for a meal at Giovanni's, an Italian restaurant down by the docks. But the evening out is hardly the relaxing time that they had anticipated when the mostly empty restaurant is taken over by Tom Lockly (Albert Paulsen) and Joey Martin (Steven Keats), two hit-men who are planning to kill powerful mob boss Vic Monte when he arrives at the restaurant. Theresa De Fusto (Jess Walton), who runs the restaurant, has set Monte up because he had her teenage brother killed. In addition, Joey and Tom have threatened to kill Theresa's mother if Theresa does not help them. Two of the hostages are a hapless comedian, Sammy Grovner (Norman Fell), and his companion, Robin Morton (Barbara Rhoades). In the initial commotion Joey shoots Starsky in the back, leaving him severely wounded. Hutch must try to keep Starsky alive, while appeasing the killers and making sure no harm befalls any of the hostages.

Note: Huggy Bear says Starsky's full name: David Michael Starsky. Danny Wells appears in this episode as Harry Sample, Jess Walton appears in this episode as Theresa Defusto, also Farrah Fawcett has an uncredited role as the party guest[citation needed], and Norman Fell appears in this episode as Sammy Grovner.
1515"The Hostages"George McCowanEdward J. LaksoJanuary 7, 1976 (1976-01-07)

Starsky and Hutch do a favour for a waitress at a place where they have their breakfast, and discover the murdered body of a security guard. This leads them to discover a plot to rob an armoured car, by an experienced gang that is holding hostage driver Tom Cole's (John Ritter) pregnant wife, Ellie (Linda Kelsey), and will kill her if he doesn't do exactly as they say.

Note: John Ritter appears in this episode as Tom Cole, Linda Kelsey appears in this episode as Ellie Cole, Nellie Bellflower makes one of two appearances as Sweet Alice, and Kristy McNichol appears as Meg.
1616"Losing Streak"Don WeisTeleplay by: Michael Fisher
Story by: Robert I. Holt
January 14, 1976 (1976-01-14)

Six months ago, for five weeks, down-on-his-luck jazz pianist Vic Rankin (Dane Clark) played piano at the GW, a jazz club owned by Gil White (Arthur David Roberts), and White never paid him. White owes Vic $2000. After being assaulted by White's right-hand man, Gordon Foote (Zitto Kazann), Vic steals the $2000, unaware that the money is actually counterfeit. In over his head, Vic finds himself a hunted man, and goes on the run, as White, who is connected to the Mob, sends his heavies out to retrieve the money and wipe out the man who dared to steal it. The race is on for Starsky and Hutch to find Vic before White and his men get to him.

Note: Dane Clark and Jacqueline Scott appear in this episode as Vic and Evelyn Rankin, Zitto Kazann also appears in this episode as Gordon Foote, an earlier appearance from Arthur Roberts, and Connie Hoffman's one of two appearances.
1717"Silence"George McCowanTeleplay by:Parke Perine
Story by: Donald R. Boyle
January 21, 1976 (1976-01-21)
Responding to a shoplifting complaint Starsky and Hutch encounter a childlike deaf mute struggling to turn his life around. Unfortunately the tough talking Priest who runs the halfway House where he lives is using his position to compel the residents into committing crimes.
1818"Omaha Tiger"Don WeisEdward J. LaksoJanuary 28, 1976 (1976-01-28)

After a retired ex-cop and friend is murdered at his new job running the concession business at a sports arena, Starsky and Hutch are drawn into the world of Professional Wrestling.

Note: James Luisi known for playing Lieutenant Doug Chapman on the Rockford Files guest stars as the arena manager.
1919"JoJo"George McCowanMichael MannFebruary 18, 1976 (1976-02-18)

Starsky and Hutch run afoul of federal agent Bettin when his scheme to collar crime kingpin Dombarris puts back on the streets the serial rapist Jojo, a psychopath Starsky and Hutch are determined to put away for good.

Note: This episode was written by Michael Mann the creator of Miami Vice.
2020"Running"Don WeisMichael FisherFebruary 25, 1976 (1976-02-25)

A Junior High School classmate of Starsky who found fame as a high fashion model suffers an emotional breakdown after a series of personal tragedies and the pressures of stardom. Fleeing to a rough part of Bay City she falls into a downward spiral of depression and alcohol abuse. When she is victimized by a burglar who murders any witnesses to his crimes, Starsky is inadvertently drawn back into her life. Against the strong objections of Hutch, Starsky relocates her to his residence and attempts to help her get back on her feet. While Hutch reluctantly covers for his partner the depraved individual who committed the burglary is closing in on her.

Note: Jan Smithers who played Bailey Quarters on WKRP in Cincinnati guest stars.
2121"A Coffin for Starsky"George McCowanArthur RoweMarch 3, 1976 (1976-03-03)
Starsky is drugged and injected with a slow acting poison by an unknown assailant. Convincing the Doctor to release him from the hosipital Starsky joins Hutch in a desperate 24 hour search to find the person who injected him and learn the nature of the poison in a last ditch attempt to save his life.
2222"Bounty Hunter"Don WeisSteve FisherApril 21, 1976 (1976-04-21)
Starsky and Hutch investigate arson and murder instigated by the ruthless owner of a bail bond company and the dangerous Bounty Hunter protecting her interests.

Season 2 (1976–77)[edit]

No.
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No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
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23
24
1
2
"The Las Vegas Strangler: Parts 1 & 2"George McCowanMichael FisherSeptember 25, 1976 (1976-09-25)201-202

Starsky and Hutch are temporarily assigned to the Las Vegas Police Department to assist in the capture of a serial killer targeting Vegas Showgirls. After arriving in the city the detectives learn that the assignment was not random and Hutch may have ties to the prime suspect in the murders.

Note: Lynda Carter of Wonder Woman fame appears in the episode as a target of the killer. Also features the new theme music by Tom Scott entitled Gotcha. It replaces the original music composed by Lalo Schifrin and used for the entirety of season one.
25
26
3
4
"Murder at Sea: Parts 1 & 2"George McCowanRon FriedmanOctober 2, 1976 (1976-10-02)203-204
After a ship's Purser involved in a cocaine smuggling operation is murdered, Starsky and Hutch join the ship's crew as entertainers Hak and Zak. Their subsequent investigation uncovers a meeting between rival mob bosses to determine the leader of organized crime activity in Bay City. When the meeting goes awry, five explosive devices are set to destroy the ship eliminating all witnesses.
275"Gillian"George McCowanTeleplay by: Ben Masselink
Story by: Amanda J. Green
October 16, 1976 (1976-10-16)205

Detective Sergeant Hutchinson enters into a passionate relationship with a beautiful and cultured woman Gillian (played by Karen Carlson). While investigating a brutal daylight murder that occurred near an infamous sex shop, Starsky inadvertently discovers that Gillian is working as a prostitute for a crazed gangster and his domineering mother (played by Sylvia Sidney)

Note: Karen Carlson was married to David Soul at the time of filming.
286"Bust Amboy"George W. BrooksRon FriedmanOctober 23, 1976 (1976-10-23)206
A powerful mobster controlling drugs and prostitution becomes a personal target of Detectives Starsky and Hutchinson. After an attempt to bribe them fails miserably the two protagonists redouble their efforts to bring him down. Yanked off the case under charges of harassment the two are placed on sick leave by Captain Dobey. Now acting on their own time the duo uncover a major drug deal about to occur. Tracking the suspects to a Funeral Parlor acting as a front for a brothel Starsky and Hutch confront the gangster and his henchmen.
297"The Vampire"Bob KelljanMichael Grais & Mark VictorOctober 30, 1976 (1976-10-30)207

After the late night murder of a dancer the investigation reveals that elements of vampirism are present in the crime. While the city is gripped in fear Starsky and Hutch investigate a lead involving a disturbing subculture of Satanism and the supernatural. When a connection is made between two of the victims and a dance school, the instructor (played by John Saxon) becomes the prime suspect.

Note: Suzanne Sommers makes her second of three appearances in the series. Each time playing a different character.
308"The Specialist"Fernando LamasRobert EarllNovember 6, 1976 (1976-11-06)208
When Starsky and Hutch and two other cops are chasing some criminals, a woman is killed in the crossfire. The whole thing is ruled as an accident and the woman's husband doesn't take it well. When the two cops are killed, they suspect the husband. They learn that the man is a government agent who was laid off by his employers.
319"Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back Into Your Hearts"Fernando LamasEdward J. LaksoNovember 20, 1976 (1976-11-20)209
Starsky goes undercover as Ramon the dance instructor and Hutch as wealthy Texan rancher and dance student Charlie McCabe to expose a blackmail operation.
3210"Vendetta"Bob KelljanDon PattersonNovember 27, 1976 (1976-11-27)210
An investigation of brutal assaults leads Starsky and Hutch to Arty Solkin, a Fagin-like character who seems to be manipulating a troubled teen. When Arty targets Hutch, will his girlfriend, Abigail, be safe?
3311"Nightmare"Randal KleiserSteve FisherNovember 28, 1976 (1976-11-28)211
Two thugs rape and assault a mentally challenged teenaged girl. Bad news for them: Lisa is a friend of Starsky & Hutch's, who will now stop at nothing to see them put behind bars. Carl Weathers appears as Al Martin.
3412"Iron Mike"Don WeisTeleplay by: Ron Friedman & Arthur Norman
Story by: Arthur Norman
December 18, 1976 (1976-12-18)212
Starsky and Hutch inadvertently discover that a highly revered police captain may be in collusion with a criminal.
3513"Little Girl Lost"Earl BellamyBen MasselinkDecember 25, 1976 (1976-12-25)213
Molly "Pete" Edwards, a young girl living with her alcoholic, ex-con father, finds herself suddenly orphaned just before Christmas. Starsky and Hutch attempt to help her when her father's partners in crime come looking for her.
3614"Bloodbath"Paul Michael GlaserTeleplay by: Ron Friedman
Story by: Christopher Joy & Wanda Coleman
January 1, 1977 (1977-01-01)214
In retaliation for arresting the mass murdering cult leader Simon Marcus, Starsky is kidnapped and held prisoner in a secret cult compound. Hutch attempts to decipher Marcus' cryptic clues and find his friend before Starsky is murdered.
3715"The Psychic"Don WeisMichael MannJanuary 15, 1977 (1977-01-15)215
A psychic running a diner helps Starsky and Hutch when the schoolgirl daughter of a wealthy football team owner is kidnapped.
3816"The Set-Up: Part 1"George McCowanJoe Reb MofflyJanuary 22, 1977 (1977-01-22)216
Starsky and Hutch are assigned to protect a criminal who's supposed to testify against his associates. But someone kills him. Later the man who kills him claims to have no remorse because the man killed his wife. But when they check him they find out that he doesn't exist and neither did his wife. And then he tries to show them all the things he remembers like the hospital he was in, which turns out to be a convent. And the bank account he withdrew from which doesn't exist. They wonder what is going on.
3917"The Set-Up: Part 2"George McCowanJoe Reb MofflyJanuary 29, 1977 (1977-01-29)217
Terry Nash confesses to assassinating a mob boss turned informant just before he was about to testify, in retaliation for his wife's murder. Starsky and Hutch discover that nothing Terry remembers is real, and they work to unravel an elaborate conspiracy with the help of Nash and Huggy's pilot friend "The Black Baron."
4018"Survival"David SoulTim MaschlerFebruary 5, 1977 (1977-02-05)218
When Hutch goes missing after he is ambushed on a mountain road, Starsky must depend on the help of a mentally addled WW II veteran and a young ham radio operator to find him before it's too late.
4119"Starsky's Lady"Georg Stanford BrownRobert EarllFebruary 12, 1977 (1977-02-12)219
George Prudholm, who previously appeared in the season 1 episode "Pariah," has a grudge against Starsky. His desire for revenge puts Starsky's girlfriend, Terry Roberts, a special education teacher, in the line of fire.
4220"Huggy Bear and the Turkey"Jack StarrettRon FriedmanFebruary 19, 1977 (1977-02-19)220

Informant Huggy Bear goes into business on his own with an aspiring private eye.

NOTE: This was the lowest-rated "Starsky and Hutch" ever
4321"The Committee"George McCowanRobert I. HoltFebruary 26, 1977 (1977-02-26)221
A cadre of corrupt cops is taking the law into its own hands, acting as judge, jury and executioner on hardened criminals freed by a soft judicial system. Starsky plays a disgruntled cop in order to infiltrate the vigilante group.
4422"The Velvet Jungle"Earl BellamyParke PerineMarch 5, 1977 (1977-03-05)222
A Costa Rican seamstress is murdered in the garment district, but an immigration official seeks to squash Starsky and Hutch's investigation. The interference only stirs their suspicions and strengthens their resolve to catch the killer.
4523"Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road"George McCowanEdward J. LaksoMarch 12, 1977 (1977-03-12)223
Sue Ann Grainger is a country singer stalked by a gravelly voiced psychopath who insists she owes him $10,000. Stalling the investigation is Grainger's resisting Starsky and Hutch's offer to help.
4624"Murder on Stage 17"Earl BellamyBen MasselinkMarch 19, 1977 (1977-03-19)224
The set of a Western movie is the site of a murder, another in a series targeting members of actor Steve Hanson's Wolf pack club. Starsky and Hutch go undercover as stuntmen to protect Steve.
4725"Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty"Bob KelljanDavid P. HarmonApril 16, 1977 (1977-04-16)225
Starsky and Hutch look-alikes hit the streets in an imitation Striped Tomato and terrorize citizens. The real Starsky and Hutch try to nab the knockoffs before having their badges yanked.

Season 3 (1977–78)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
48
49
1
2
"Starsky & Hutch on Voodoo Island: Part 1 & 2"George McCowanRon FriedmanSeptember 17, 1977 (1977-09-17)301-302
The boys are tasked with investigating Voodoo Island. The island is owned by billionaire William Thorne, and a series deaths have attracted the attention of the authorities. They believe the appearance of Johnny Doors, a high ranking crime syndicate figure may indicate an attempt to take over the financial empire by the Mob.
503"Fatal Charm"Earl BellamyJeff KanterSeptember 24, 1977 (1977-09-24)303
Starsky and Hutch are on a sting operation to try and catch a major drug dealer. While on the case Hutch meets a young lady who, he discovers, has a temper and is delusional and a stalker.
514"I Love You, Rosey Malone"Rick EdelsteinTim MaschlerOctober 1, 1977 (1977-10-01)304
Starsky gets involved with the daughter of a mobster.
525"Murder Ward"Earl BellamyAnthony YerkovichOctober 8, 1977 (1977-10-08)305
Starsky arranges to be committed to a mental asylum where Hutch has been planted as a male nurse. They are investigating why this particular hospital has such a high fatality rate
536"Death in a Different Place"Sutton RoleyTom BagenOctober 15, 1977 (1977-10-15)306
Starsky's childhood mentor, Police Lt. John Blaine, is found dead under compromising circumstances, and Starsky and Hutch need to contend with their preconceptions about homosexuality as they try to solve the homicide.
547"The Crying Child"Georg Stanford BrownJames SchmererOctober 22, 1977 (1977-10-22)307
When their schoolteacher friend, Carol Wade, discovers a terrible secret about one of her students, she turns to Starsky and Hutch for help. They learn about the challenges facing the Child Abuse Unit.
558"The Heroes"Georg Stanford BrownKathy Donnell & Madeline DiMaggio WagnerOctober 29, 1977 (1977-10-29)308
Reporter Chris Phelps rides along with Starsky and Hutch in order to research an article on "the counter-culture cops, the new breed," as they investigate pushers who are cutting their drugs with strychnine.
569"The Plague: Part 1"Bob KelljanWilliam Douglas LansfordNovember 19, 1977 (1977-11-19)309
Lt. Jake Donner dies of a mysterious, highly contagious virus a few days after returning from Europe. Starsky and Hutch try to hunt down the only patient who has survived the disease, as he holds the only possibility of a cure. Unfortunately, he is an international hit man who does not want to be found.
5710"The Plague: Part 2"Bob KelljanWilliam Douglas LansfordNovember 26, 1977 (1977-11-26)310
As Hutch fights for his life when quarantined with a deadly virus, Starsky continues the search for the only hope of a cure, an elusive hit man who recovered from the disease. Starsky even confronts the hit man's target and turns to the media for help.
5811"The Collector"Ivan NagyDon PattersonDecember 3, 1977 (1977-12-03)311
An acrophobic former child star, turned loan shark, suddenly finds herself working with a new collector with a hidden agenda.
5912"Manchild on the Streets"David SoulTeleplay by: Rick Edelstein
Story by: Steve Fisher
December 10, 1977 (1977-12-10)312
A black man who's a friend of Starsky and Hutch is shot by a cop who tries to cover it up by lying. When a witness says the cop is lying he reveals himself to be a racist. The man's son is so upset that his father died and that the man who killed him will probably not be punished, he wants to get away so he turns to a friend to get money. The guy convinces him the best way to get it is to rob the pharmacy at the hospital where Dr. Sammie Mason works.
6013"The Action"Ivan NagyTeleplay by: Al Friedman & Robert Swanson
Story by: Al Friedman
January 7, 1978 (1978-01-07)313
When a friend of theirs is severely beaten due to gambling debts, Starsky and Hutch go undercover as high rollers to investigate illegal gambling at the Marlborough Health Club.
6114"The Heavyweight"Earl BellamyTeleplay by: Robert Swanson
Story by: Norman Borisoff
January 14, 1978 (1978-01-14)314
Starsky and Hutch investigate the murder of an undercover officer in the warehouse district and a witness finds that he is unable to come forward due to complex circumstances in the world of boxing.
6215"A Body Worth Guarding"Rick EdelsteinTeleplay by: Sam Paley & Rick Edelstein
Story by: Sam Paley
January 25, 1978 (1978-01-25)315
Due to threats on her life, Starsky and Hutch are assigned to protect a visiting Russian ballerina. Hutch, a big fan, is impressed by her talent, but disappointed with her bristling personality as they get off on the wrong foot.
6316"The Trap"Earl BellamyTeleplay by: Sid Green & Robert Swanson
Story by: Sid Green
February 1, 1978 (1978-02-01)316
Starsky & Hutch are lured into a trap by an ex-con seeking revenge for the death of his brother, which he blames on Hutch. They discover a stowaway in the Torino, which complicates matters.
6417"Satan's Witches"Nicolas SgarroBob BarbashFebruary 8, 1978 (1978-02-08)317
A weekend trip to Captain Dobey's cabin turns sinister for Starsky & Hutch when they discover a Satanism cult across the lake and try to determine why the sheriff and inhabitants of the nearby small town are treating them so strangely.
6518"Class in Crime"Paul Michael GlaserDon PattersonFebruary 15, 1978 (1978-02-15)318
Hutch goes undercover as a college student to catch a professor committing murder.
6619"Hutchinson: Murder One"Bob KelljanTeleplay by: Robert Swanson
Story by: Jackson Gillis
February 22, 1978 (1978-02-22)319
Hutch becomes the prime suspect when his ex-wife is murdered in his apartment - with Hutch's gun as the murder weapon.
6720"Foxy Lady"Nicolas SgarroRobert SwansonMarch 1, 1978 (1978-03-01)320
A witness to a murder plans to skip town.
6821"Partners"Charles PicerniRick EdelsteinMay 3, 1978 (1978-05-03)321
During a high-speed chase, Starsky's reckless driving lands the partners in the hospital, where Hutch appears to be stricken with amnesia. Starsky attempts to revive Hutch's memory by reminding him of their past adventures.
6922"Quadromania"Rick EdelsteinAnthony YerkovichMay 10, 1978 (1978-05-10)322
Starsky poses as a cabbie in order to catch a serial killer who has already murdered four other taxi drivers. Philip Michael Thomas makes a pre-Miami Vice appearance as cabbie controller Kingston St. Jacques, as does Lynne Marta who was dating David Soul at the time.
7023"Deckwatch"Paul Michael GlaserDon PattersonMay 17, 1978 (1978-05-17)323
A serial killer who preys on prostitutes is wounded during his latest attack. When he takes Hutch's friend and her invalid mother hostage in their home, Hutch poses as a paramedic to get inside the house.

Season 4 (1978–79)[edit]

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711"Discomania"Arthur MarksRick EdelsteinSeptember 12, 1978 (1978-09-12)401
Along with a female officer, the Detectives go undercover at Fever, a popular discotheque, in order to set a trap for a serial killer who is murdering women that refuse to dance with him.
722"The Game"Leo PennTim MaschlerSeptember 19, 1978 (1978-09-19)402
After the duo fail to capture a wanted felon, Hutch bets that he can successfully elude Starsky for 48 hours. The game becomes deadly serious when Starsky discovers that Hutch has unknowingly eaten soup contaminated with botulism.
733"Blindfold"Leo PennPat Fielder & Richard BluelSeptember 26, 1978 (1978-09-26)403
Starsky is grief-stricken when Emily Harrison is accidentally blinded by a shot from his gun.
744"Photo Finish"Sutton RoleyTeleplay by: Robert Swanson
Story by: Michael Wagner & Robert Swanson
October 10, 1978 (1978-10-10)404
When philandering artist Tony Braddock meets his doom, Starsky and Hutch begin some black-tie sleuthing on the champagne circuit.
755"Moonshine"Reza BadiyiFred FreibergerOctober 17, 1978 (1978-10-17)405
Starsky and Hutch pose as good old country boys in order to track down moonshiners who have brewed up a lethal batch of bootleg hooch.
766"Strange Justice"Reza BadiyiRichard KelbaughOctober 24, 1978 (1978-10-24)406
A veteran cop's daughter is raped and the cop shoots the suspect - Starsky and Hutch try to keep the cop out of trouble and also put the rapist in jail.
777"The Avenger"Sutton RoleyRobert SwansonOctober 31, 1978 (1978-10-31)407
Starsky unknowingly places himself in serious danger when the Detectives investigate a woman's claims that a jealous ex-lover from San Francisco has followed her and is responsible for the murders of her recent one-night stands.
788"Dandruff"Sutton RoleyRon FriedmanNovember 14, 1978 (1978-11-14)408
Starsky and Hutch work undercover in a beauty salon in order to set a trap for an international jewel thief.
799"Black and Blue"Rick EdelsteinRick EdelsteinNovember 21, 1978 (1978-11-21)409
Hutch is wounded by a teenage thief, Starsky dubiously goes to work with his new partner.
8010"The Groupie"Nicholas ColasantoRobert DellingerNovember 28, 1978 (1978-11-28)410
Starsky and Hutch pose as an eccentric photographer and a timid swimwear buyer when the duo enter the fashion world to investigate a garment-business racketeering ring.
8111"Cover Girl"Rick EdelsteinTeleplay by: Robert Dellinger & Rick Edelstein
Story by: Dan Ullman
December 12, 1978 (1978-12-12)411
A top model believes she has terminal cancer and arranges for a genius hit-man to end her life. She discovers the cancer is in remission, but it is too late to cancel the contract, so she turns to old flame Hutch to prevent her own death. Calvin Lockhart, Marki Bey, and Jeffrey Tambor guest star in the episode.
8212"Starsky's Brother (a.k.a. Starsky's Little Brother)"Arthur MarksTeleplay by: Ralph Wallace Davenport & Robert Earl
Story by: Ralph Wallace Davenport
December 19, 1978 (1978-12-19)412
Starsky's little brother, a smalltime hustler, arrives in town to visit Starsky. He's approached by the mob and he thinks he's become a big fish until he gets caught up in a net he can't get out of without Starsky's help.
8313"The Golden Angel"Sutton RoleyTeleplay by: Joe Reb Moffley & Robert Dellinger & George Arthur Bloom
Story by: George Arthur Bloom
January 16, 1979 (1979-01-16)413
In order to draw out a suspect, Starsky goes into the ring when he and Hutch are assigned to protect a wrestler who has received a death threat.
8414"Ballad for a Blue Lady"Paul Michael GlaserTeleplay by: Sidney Ellis & Paul Michael Glaser
Story by: Sidney Ellis
January 23, 1979 (1979-01-23)414
Hutch dates a lounge singer and is badly beaten and marked for death by her racketeer brother.
8515"Birds of a Feather"Charles PicerniTeleplay by: Amanda J. Green & Rick Edelstein
Story by: Amanda J. Green
January 30, 1979 (1979-01-30)415
In order to pay off his wife's gambling debts, a former partner of Hutch's arranges for the murder of a witness.
8616"Ninety Pounds of Trouble"Leo PennRobert SwansonFebruary 6, 1979 (1979-02-06)416
Hutch poses as a hitman and bluffs the murder of Starsky to support his identity after a kid accidentally blows his cover.
8717"Huggy Can't Go Home (a.k.a. Huggy Can't Go Back)"David SoulTeleplay by: Richard Kelbaugh
Story by: Rick Edelstein
February 13, 1979 (1979-02-13)417
Huggy Bear works alone to help a friend retrieve some stolen money
8818"Targets Without a Badge: Part 1"Earl BellamyRichard KelbaughMarch 6, 1979 (1979-03-06)418
Starsky and Hutch lose Huggy Bear's trust when they are unable to save his close friend from assassination.
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"Targets Without a Badge: Parts 2 & 3"Earl BellamyTeleplay by: Joe Reb Moffly
Story by: Jeffrey Bloom & Steven Nalevansky
March 11, 1979 (1979-03-11)419
9121"Starsky vs. Hutch"Peter LevinRick EdelsteinMay 8, 1979 (1979-05-08)421
Starsky and Hutch are dating the same undercover policewoman while all three try to catch a dance hall killer.
9222"Sweet Revenge"Paul Michael GlaserTeleplay by: Steven Nalevansky
Story by: Steven Nalevansky & Joe Reb Moffly
May 15, 1979 (1979-05-15)422

James Michael Gunther, the businessman who was the lead villain in "Targets Without a Badge" two shows earlier, returns to put out a murder contract on Dave Starsky. Starsky is critically wounded and seems to be dying. Hutchinson wants revenge, but can't seem to find Gunther -- until Gunther unexpectedly hands him a present -- the corpse of his own lawyer Bates in Gunther's office.

""Notes"" Series Finale

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