B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
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Pilot for the cult TV series about B.J. McKay, a guitar-playing independent trucker who travels with a fun-loving chimpanzee, named Bear, finds himself caught up with a bunch of young women... See full summary »

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Pilot for the cult TV series about B.J. McKay, a guitar-playing independent trucker who travels with a fun-loving chimpanzee, named Bear, finds himself caught up with a bunch of young women trying to flee a white slaver who happens to be the local sheriff. Written by Anonymous

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They should remake this as a movie
29 March 2004 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I'm only half joking. This show as a mixture of Smokey & the Bandit, Dukes of Hazzard (which was probably a bigger influence), and Clint Eastwood's Every Which Way but Loose. NBC probably thought they had a real blockbuster on their hands, but I don't remember this being on for very long (maybe one season?) But as an eleven year old, I loved it. Greg Evigan, from what I remember, was appealing in an everyman, Kurt Russell type of way. I think he made some B movies after this, but never became a household name.

Hollywood take note: Mission Impossible. Charlie's Angels. Mod Squad. The Hulk. Starsky & Hutch. The Dukes of Hazzard. BJ and the Bear! "Bear is family."


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