Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)

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The adventures of a housewife and a spy whom she fell in with.

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 Mrs. Amanda King (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Lee Stetson (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Dorothy 'Dotty' West (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
Mel Stewart ...
 Billy Melrose (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Francine Desmond / ... (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
Greg Morton ...
 Jamie King (44 episodes, 1983-1987)
Paul Stout ...
 Philip King (43 episodes, 1983-1987)
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A housewife, Mrs. King, is handed a package by a secret agent who who is being pursued by bad guys. The secret agent, Lee Stetson, then has to track down the housewife before the bad guys do. Later episodes involve similar plots as Stetson and Mrs. King are teamed up together. Written by Schofield <KSCHOF51@Maine.Maine.edu>

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One everyday housewife who put some spies in her life!

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Sam Melville played Kate Jackson's ex-husband in the series. Years before, in The Rookies (1972) the two had played a married couple. See more »

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Amanda: Philip do NOT hit your brother in the head with trash!
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Great show overall.
11 November 2000 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this series all the time when I was little. Bruce Boxleitner is a great actor and really shines as the star, Scarecrow. As I watch it nowadays I feel that he must have enjoyed this series a lot, as he seems so natural and comfortable in his role. This is a cute, endearing show based on a simple premise. The first few seasons are especially great to watch, as the contrast between Lee and Amanda is most striking before their romantic relationship develops. (The fourth and fifth seasons are not quite as interesting, but they're inevitable) It's kind of a Lady and the Tramp story set in Washington, DC, with Lee being a charismatic government spy/ladies man, and Amanda a sweet, suburban single mother. What makes this duo so charming is the culture clash between their two worlds. He is forever "burdened" by her ineptness when it comes to government work, and she is always critiquing his lifestyle and trying to get him to live more like a normal, "real person".. Their unlikely partnership leads to plenty of fun and adventure for the audience, and eventual romance that is (fortunately) postponed for as long as possible. The writers and producers seem to know exactly what the viewers want, the guy and girl who like eachother but can't say it or deal with it, and end up tiptoeing around the issue for three seasons... except for the occasional hint or inuendo, executed with perfect style. "Charlie's Angels" fans will have fun seeing Kate Jackson in this different, motherly role, and I think most females will find it very hard to resist the boyish and talented Boxleitner. His skill with dialogue delivery is beyond compare. This series is a classic, great for anyone who likes a little action, humor and romance. It's best seen from the beginning, so you can really appreciate the relationship between these two TV greats.


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