The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
Young people in trouble with the law (wealthy Pete stole a car; Linc arrested during Watts riots; Julie ran away from her San Francisco prostitute mother) can avoid jail by infiltrating the counter culture and exposing badguys who prey on other kids. Written by
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The "Woody", a 1950 Mercury wood-panelled station wagon, was wrecked in season two, episode nine, "The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek". At the end of the episode, the Squad watches their "old buddy" burn, and Linc utters the classic line, "Good bye, old paint". In the reunion movie, The Return of Mod Squad (1979), Pete is rich, so he buys a woody when the three of them unite for the task of finding the bad guy. See more »
I was a teenager in the 60s. This show was typical of Hollywood trying to keep up with the young and failing miserably. It was always the same; by the time the studios became aware of a fad it was already outdated and the kids had moved on. For those reviewers here who think it was so hip and cool, seriously, do you honestly think Aaron Spelling had his finger on the pulse of the younger generation? The concept is laughable.
If any of us at the time watched this it was to jeer and laugh at Hollywood trying to be cool. Mod Squad? Mods were ancient history when this was shown. The heyday of the Mods in England was 64,65. When this came out the young had moved on to other things. By 1968 the really hip were abandoning the hippie stuff and were busy inventing punk. Films and TV then and now were always years behind the times except for the independents.
I've watched several episodes since those days and the whole show is ridiculous in concept and execution. Everyone involved should be embarrassed.
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