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1980

8 Jan. 1980
First to Finish, Last to Show
After selling their prize-winning racehorse Top Purse for $7 million, why would his former owner, vet and trainer conspire to kill him? And more importantly, can Lobo and Perkins turn a profit on the situation before Birdie cracks the case?
 
15 Jan. 1980
Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
The Marauders motorcycle gang holds its convention at the Orly Hot Springs, which is only a cover for a planned jewel heist caper. Birdie and Perkins go undercover as bikers to infiltrate the gang, but a knock to the head leaves Perkins convinced he truly is The Skull, the bad attitude, boozing and babe-magnet biker he pretended to be.
 
22 Jan. 1980
The Luck of the Irish
After Lobo is doped and duped by sleazy gambler Eddie Rico, Lobo and Birdie set to work turning the tables on him. Perkins lives large believing he holds a winning Irish Sweepstakes ticket.
 
29 Jan. 1980
Double Take, Double Take
Perkins plucks the plum assignment of escorting a key witness back to Los Angeles and helps the big city police protect the reluctant witness from a gangster's gunmen. But is Perkins seeing double or is there more to Miss Brooks (or simply more Misses Brooks) than meets the eye?
 
5 Feb. 1980
Police Escort
Released from prison, Harry Cunningham returns to Orly and establishes a high-priced escort service for government officials, with Sheriff Lobo hired to serve as chaperone and chauffeur. Lobo needs the money, having learned the doctor gave his mother a grim prognosis. Rose misunderstands and believes it's her Perky being called to the big posse in the sky.
 
19 Feb. 1980
Who's the Sexiest Girl in the World
The Orly Hot Springs Spa becomes a hotbed of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and murderous intrigue as Lobo, Perkins and Birdie attempt to protect the governor's beautiful mistress from a homicidal stalker. The episode features Candy Loving, Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate from January 1979.
 
20 Feb. 1980
The Martians Are Coming, the Martians Are Coming
It's a close encounter of the third kind for Lobo and the three strippers he's escorting to the county line. After being rescued by Perkins and Birdie, they return to find Orly utterly deserted except for a platoon of white uniformed beings armed with phasers.
 
5 Mar. 1980
Treasure of Nature Beach
Private investigators Heather Fern and Caroline Capote come to Orly to seek Lobo's help in recovering hidden treasure before a pair of criminals get to it. When Lobo needs him most, Birdie resigns and turns to the bottle after an old flame informs him she's carrying his baby.
 
10 Mar. 1980
Perkins Bombs Out
A trio of sophisticated criminals strap a bomb to Sheriff Lobo's chest and order him to rob the Orly Bank. An attempt to trick the criminals backfires when they decide to take the bomb off Lobo and strap it onto Perkins. One false move and Orly will be a smoking crater.
 
11 Mar. 1980
Birdie's Hot Wheels
Birdie's hot wheels belong to his souped-up race car, the "Bye Bye Birdie," which has been linked to a bank robbery in neighboring Marion County. While Birdie cools his heels in Sheriff Lockwood's jail, the real crooks are burning up the track at the big race in Orly.
 
18 Mar. 1980
The Haunting of Orly Manor
It was a dark and stormy night at Orly Manor. The bridge back to town has washed out. Trapped in the haunted house are Lobo, Perkins and Birdie overseeing the sale by auction of the labyrinthine mansion, a couple suspicious would-be purchasers and a class of parapsychology students conducting a séance. Strange things begin to happen. A fun, fright-filled whodunnit directed by Daniel "Dunwich Horror" Haller.
 
25 Mar. 1980
Mystery on the Orly Express
The Orly Express is the Amtrak train carrying the contestants of the 1980 Orly Magnolia Festival Beauty Contest from St. Louis to Orly. Among the passengers is movie star Nicole Russo, whose precious Dorado Diamond is stolen. Lobo and Perkins set to work finding the stolen gem in hopes of netting a $20,000 finder's fee, but to do so they have to throw Birdie off the track. Hampering Lobo's efforts is his beloved but matchmaking mother. A well-done jewel heist caper and whodunit abounding with likely suspects.
 
6 May 1980
Orly's Hot Skates
A series of unsolved armed robberies follows the circuit of the Miami Marauders women's roller derby team. Perkins, Birdie and Margaret Ellen go undercover to infiltrate the team and reveal and rout the robber, but to win the roller derby they will have to recruit out of retirement Orly County's rollerskating champion of 20 years ago.
 
30 Dec. 1980
The Dirtiest Girls in Town
Lobo, Perkins and Birdie are tapped to serve on the governor's special task force in Atlanta, where the boys try to win the respect of their skeptical new colleagues by cracking the department's most difficult case: a credit card rip-off racket operating out of a nightclub featuring lady mud wrestlers.
 

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