The missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail.




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 Deputy Dwayne 'Thib' Thibideaux (13 episodes, 1979)
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240-ROBERT followed the exploits of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail. Utilizing helicopters, boats and a customized Ford Bronco, the team managed to extract hapless citizens from various dangerous situations. The series was based on the real life 240 unit of the Sheriff's Department. Written by Chris Fontaine <>

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Release Date:

28 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pelastusryhmä 240-Robert  »

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(16 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) See more »

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Childhood Favorite
4 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite show when I was 4 years old. I don't remember a lot about it except the characters names and the basic premise of the show. I even went so far as to paint "240-robert" on the side of my playhouse and named several stuffed animals after the characters. Any kid who came to my house was required to play rescue. Wish I could find some episodes online so I could see why I was so excited by this show. Mark Harmon was cute and all but I doubt at 4 I really cared so I assume it was the action scenes. I do have some vague memories of some scuba scenes and perhaps a helicopter rescue of some sort which we used to reenact by jumping off of aforementioned playhouse. Great memories.

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