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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe 

A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime.
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1980  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 E.L. 'Tenspeed' Turner 14 episodes, 1980
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 Lionel Whitney 14 episodes, 1980
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Ben Vereen is E.L. "Tenspeed" Turner, an inveterate con-man and master of disguise. Jeff Goldblum is Lionel Whitney, a "brown shoe" (accountant). Through an unlikely series of circumstances, they form a detective agency. Tenspeed is the realist, while Lionel fantasizes of having adventures like the fictional private eye he idolizes, Mark Savage. Written by <scrow@chop.isca.uiowa.edu>

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27 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Centella y el burgués  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Bill Clinton was president he met Jeff Goldblum at a dinner function. During their conversation Clinton revealed that this was his favorite series when it was on and he was disappointed it was so short lived. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) See more »

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TenSpeed and Brown Shoe - Untitled show
8 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I loved the show , but could not figure out why they did not title this one episode. Maybe someone could give me a clue or answer. Either way the series was a classic and Ben Vereen played his part perfectly. We love watching this series and my daughter loves it too. She keeps wanting to watch them over and over. Nothing like good clean honest writing and plots to keep your attention. This series is like a fast paced Columbo with humor. The honest clean cut innocent look on Jeff Goldblum is classic. We laugh when he falls for the dames with more curves then the San Francisco freeway. The one liners that are used are classic and you can't help but laugh at them.


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