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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »
With detectives like Don Adams and Rupert Crosse around, there's more to worry about than ever. But you're laughing too hard at Don's new hit to care.
bumbling detectives Lenny Crooke George Robinson exasperated their Captain Andrews.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 8)

Don Adams ... Det. Lennie Crooke (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Rupert Crosse ... Det. George Robinson (20 episodes, 1971-1972)

John Doucette ... Capt. Aaron William Andrews (20 episodes, 1971-1972)

Dick Van Patten ... Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom (19 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Karvelas ... Freddie Butler (7 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Directed by
Gary Nelson (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Earl Bellamy (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Richard Benedict (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Adams (3 episodes, 1971)
Series Writing credits
Earl Barret (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arne Sultan (7 episodes, 1971-1972)
Bruce Howard (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Adams (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Ed Simmons (3 episodes, 1971)
Laurence Marks (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Earl Barret .... producer (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Arne Sultan .... executive producer / producer (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lee Wolfberg .... producer (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Original Music by
Richard Hazard (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lalo Schifrin (1 episode, 1971)
Series Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson (3 episodes, 1971-1972)

William Cronjager (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Henry Batista (1 episode, 1971)
George Ohanian (1 episode, 1971)
Stanford Tischler (1 episode, 1972)
Series Art Direction by
John E. Chilberg II (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Set Decoration by
Dave L. Love (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Production Management
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit manager (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brad H. Aronson .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Sound Department
John Erlinger .... sound (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (20 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Music Department
Lalo Schifrin .... composer: theme music / theme (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Transportation Department
Donald P. Desmond .... driver (1 episode, 1971)
Series Other crew
Bruce Howard .... script consultant (3 episodes, 1971-1972)

Nancy E. Barr .... executive assistant: Don Adams/Lee Wolfberg (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min (20 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
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Though denied by Don Adams, his character was almost exactly like Maxwell Smart from his previous series, "Get Smart" (1965).See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Confessions of a Top Crime Buster (1971) (TV)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Indeed times were changing, but..., 1 January 2008
Author: cinedude from space the final frontier

"The Partners" was a hoot! When it was good, it was great, when it was bad, it was about as mediocre as a mediocre episode of "Get Smart". As another person commented, times were changing and shows like "All In The Family" started to appear -- they were more realist, whereas shows like "The Partners" were much less so. In any case, I have a few episodes recorded on tape from repeats in the early 80s... and I still watch them from time to time for a laugh. Don Adams was a comedy genius (RIP).

...And the music from the series was awesome. The main title was superb... I think it was by Lalo Schifrin, a composer I adore, who was at the top of his game in the early 70s (e.g. "Dirty Harry" and, especially, "Magnum Force").

I would dearly love to own this one season wonder on DVD (or better yet Blu-Ray/HD-DVD)

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