Capt. Harold Dobey
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Capt. Harold Dobey (Character)
from "Starsky and Hutch" (1975)

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Starsky: Like you said, Feldman: Everybody deserves a second chance.
[Starsky fires at the front trunk of a Volkswagen]
Hutch: Whoa, what have we here? Does this look familiar? Some cocaine. Captain Doby, I suggest you take this to the lab and have it analyzed this time...
Starsky: [Reese grabs Hutch; puts a gun to Hutch's neck] Hutch!
Reese Feldman: Alright, freeze! Alright, everybody freeze! Put your hands where I can see them! Do it now!
Kevin: Put it down!
Captain Doby: You relax pal. Relax!
Kevin: Let's do it!
Reese Feldman: Put that gun down or I'm gonna kill your friend right here. Do it now!
Kevin: What the hell are we doing?
Reese Feldman: Do it now! Put it down!

Starsky: Seriously, do it. Do it. Do it.
Reese Feldman: Listen, jackass. You either give me a ticket, or get the hell off this stage, you dig that?
[Starsky point his gun to Reese]
Reese Feldman: Whoa, whoa, whoa, guys.
Starsky: Pop the trunk, Candyman.
Hutch: You heard him. Pop it!
Captain Doby: What the hell are you two doing?
Starsky: Pop IT!

Captain Doby: I believe you two know each other?
Starsky: Yeah, a little bit.
Hutch: How you doing?
Starsky: All right.

[Starsky and Hutch are in the Captain's office]
Captain Doby: You've robbed 7 bookies over the past 6 months. You haven't filed a report, turned in any money; you haven't even arrested anybody.
Hutch: How can I arrest them? They'll know I'm a cop.
Starsky: Oh, I wouldn't worry. I don't think you're in any danger for being mistaken for a real cop.
Hutch: Oh really? Hey, why don't you do me a favor and go get yourself another perm and let the grown-ups talk.
Starsky: For your information, my hair is naturally curly.
Hutch: No it's not.
Starsky: Yes it is.
Hutch: That's a perm job all the way.
Starsky: TOUCH IT.
[Hutch touches Starsky's hair]
Captain Doby: Hey. Why are you touching him? Jesus. You know something? You two deserve each other. Make nice. You two are partners.


"Starsky and Hutch: The Fix (#1.5)" (1975)
Capt. Harold Dobey: [sees Starsky walking past his office with a candy bar in his mouth] Starsky!
Det. Dave Starsky: [muffled from the candy bar] Mornin', Cap'n.
Capt. Harold Dobey: [angrily] *Get in here!* It's the middle of the afternoon! Where's that partner of yours?
Det. Dave Starsky: It's his day off, Captain.
Capt. Harold Dobey: His day off ended this morning. Now suppose you stop covering for him, get your tail on the horn, and tell him I said get his rear end in here!
Det. Dave Starsky: The truth is, Captain, he's sick.
Capt. Harold Dobey: He ain't called in sick!
Det. Dave Starsky: Well, you know how it is, he's in love.
Capt. Harold Dobey: What you mean is he's shacked up.
Det. Dave Starsky: Yeah, well, uh... she *is* a pretty girl, Captain.
Capt. Harold Dobey: [completely uncharmed] You tell him I want him in here in one hour, and ready for duty. You tell him that.
Det. Dave Starsky: There's only one problem, Captain.
Capt. Harold Dobey: What's that?
Det. Dave Starsky: I don't know where he is to tell him that.

Det. Dave Starsky: [Starsky has just found Hutch's gun in his apartment and knows something has happened to him] I'm telling you, he's gone!
Capt. Harold Dobey: No he isn't. He's out on a date with a beautiful girl, to use your words.
Det. Dave Starsky: [frustrated] Captain, you don't understand!
Capt. Harold Dobey: What do you mean, I don't understand?
Det. Dave Starsky: I found his gun back in his apartment.
Capt. Harold Dobey: [skeptical] Do you take that gun out with you when you go on a date?
Det. Dave Starsky: [angrily] Hutch wouldn't visit his *mother* without a gun!
Capt. Harold Dobey: [firmly] All right, Starsky settle down!
[Starsky calms down]
Capt. Harold Dobey: What do you think happened to him?
Det. Dave Starsky: [crossly] I don't know.
Capt. Harold Dobey: Well, you know about that girl.
Det. Dave Starsky: I know her name, I know where she lives...
Capt. Harold Dobey: And?
Det. Dave Starsky: I can't find her, either.
Capt. Harold Dobey: What do you want to do about it?
Det. Dave Starsky: Missing Persons?
Capt. Harold Dobey: That's a 'missing officer.'
Det. Dave Starsky: No, I mean 'missing partner.'


"Starsky and Hutch: Vendetta (#2.10)" (1976)
Capt. Harold Dobey: [to Starsky and Hutch] You wanted a private party, and rule number one in this precinct is no, absolutely, flat out no, private parties! Do you hear me?


"Starsky and Hutch: A Coffin for Starsky (#1.21)" (1976)
Capt. Harold Dobey: Look, Hutch, we only have two hours.
Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson: I don't care if we have two *minutes*, we don't give up!


"Starsky and Hutch: I Love You, Rosey Malone (#3.3)" (1977)
Capt. Harold Dobey: Starsky, you ever hear of something called "tact"?
Det. Dave Starsky: Yeah. Something like being dishonest, isn't it?
Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson: That's good.


"Starsky and Hutch: Kill Huggy Bear (#1.8)" (1975)
Capt. Harold Dobey: Starsky, don't be cute. If you need help, call for it.
Det. Dave Starsky: Hutch is cute. I'm careful.


"Starsky and Hutch: The Action (#3.12)" (1978)
Capt. Harold Dobey: [on the $1000 voucher for flash money at the crooked craps game] Here's your voucher for one thousand. Try not to lose it all.
Det. Dave Starsky: Lose it?
Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson: Captain, you're looking at a couple of aces in a world full of jokers.


"Starsky and Hutch: Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty (#2.25)" (1977)
Capt. Harold Dobey: [Discussing the apparent frame up] You gotta hang in there. These things have a way of working themselves out.
Det. Dave Starsky: Why does that sound like something Nixon might've said to Haldeman and Ehrlichman?


"Starsky and Hutch: Texas Longhorn (#1.2)" (1975)
Capt. Harold Dobey: "Starsky, about this report, it reads like a comic book! 'The fiery red Torino fishtails to a halt. Me and Hutch spill out onto the street ready for action.'"