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Mod Squad 

The Mod Squad (original title)
Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. (One white man, one black man, one blonde woman.)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »


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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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One White, One Black, One Blonde


Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mod Squad  »

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(123 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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Hippest? It's about as unhip as it could be
25 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

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 It was always the same; by the time the studios became aware of a fad it was already outdated and the kids had moved on.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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