Small & Frye

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Small & Frye
Written by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 24 min
Production company(s) Walt Disney Productions
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Picture format 35 mm film
Audio format Monaural
Original release March 7 (1983-03-07) – June 15, 1983 (1983-06-15)

Small & Frye is a comedy/detective television series that was produced by The Walt Disney Company and broadcast on CBS in 1983. This series, which starred Darren McGavin and Jack Blessing as the title characters, lasted for only one season of six episodes.


Nick Small (McGavin) and Chip Frye (Blessing) are private investigators. Due to a lab accident, Frye is able to physically shrink to a height of six inches, but he can't control this ability; he could become miniature or normal size at any time. This is sometimes an aid to their investigations, and sometimes an embarrassing hindrance.


The pilot episode of this series was broadcast as the fourth in order.

Title Directed by: Written by: Air date
1 "Fiddler on the Hoof" Leslie H. Martinson Nick Arnold March 7, 1983 (1983-03-07)
The detectives look for a stolen Stradivarius owned by a violinist who's a friend of Small's daughter.
2 "Endangered Detectives" Edward H. Feldman Leonard Ripps March 14, 1983 (1983-03-14)
3 "The Case of the Street of Silence" James Sheldon Nick Arnold March 21, 1983 (1983-03-21)
A former girlfriend sets up Small to kill the man she claims is out to kill her — her husband.
4 "Pilot" Charles S. Dubin Ron Friedman,
George Schenck
June 1, 1983 (1983-06-01)
A wounded old sailor begs the detectives to find his long-lost daughter before the thugs who shot him do.
5 "Schlockty Too" John Bowab Nick Arnold June 8, 1983 (1983-06-08)
A boxing manager asks Small to protect his heavyweight contender until he can pay off a loan shark.
6 "The Case of the Concerned Husband" Mel Ferber Nick Arnold June 15, 1983 (1983-06-15)
Small's brother-in-law is being blackmailed by a gang that took photos of him and a woman that would make his wife see red.