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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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Mill Creek Entertainment, who released the DVD, planned to make it a 'Complete Series' collection. CBS however, who owned the rights to the two part pilot episode, refused to come to a financial and contractual agreement with MCI and denied its use. Therefore the DVD box set released in 2010 contains every episode but the pilot. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) See more »

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This show deserves a re-run
24 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the most creative shows ever to appear on U.S. TV. The chemistry between Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen was perfect for this type of dry, understated comedy. I hope some enterprising cable TV programmer picks it up and re-runs it one day soon. I believe it will find a new and bigger audience 20 years later.


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