The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, ... See full summary »
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1981  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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 Nero Wolfe (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Archie Goodwin (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Theodore Horstmann (14 episodes, 1981)
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 Inspector Cramer (12 episodes, 1981)
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 Saul Panzer (11 episodes, 1981)
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The short-lived adventures of portly detective Nero Wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. That's why he hired hunky Archie Goodwin, who provides the brawn that complements Wolfe's brains. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Referenced in Kinderen voor kinderen: Kinderen voor kinderen 5 (1984) See more »

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excellent series
2 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoy this series over the latter series with timothy Hutton. I found this series to have more texture than the latter series. It was and is fun to see all the actors interacting with each other. There was also a fun sense of humor to this series. Watching inspector Cramer getting out of a chair without using his hands and Wolfe's reaction each time to it. Also all of the actors in this version seem to enjoy their roles. I do like the latter series also but I prefer the first series most. I wish the series would have lasted longer. It seems that series such BONES, NCIS, CSI can go on and on add nauseuem. I prefer detective series were you have to think to find the guilty without major shoot outs, car chases etc. . I find that well written series do not last long at all on TV: Nero Wolfe,(both series), Ellery queen, probe, Spenser: for hire to name the major ones. It was a good series. Luckily I can watch both versions whenever I want to at my leisure.


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