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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3 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Sam Melville played Kate Jackson's ex-husband in the series. He also played Glen Tucker in Murder Between Friends in Season 2. Years before, in The Rookies (1972) the two had played a married couple. See more »

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Amanda: Oh my gosh!
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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Zoom (2011) See more »

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I still want to be a spy...
20 June 2004 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

As I read so many of the user comments, I thought it amusing and funny that it sounds this show reached an unexpected audience. I was really young when my mom would record the show while she was at work, come home really late, and play the tape for us. While other little kids were playing Transformers and Barbies, I was playing as if I were a divorced housewife with two kids who suddenly becomes a spy.

The show has at its core the concept that made shows like "Buffy" popular. They take ordinary average everyday girls, the girls and women who get overlooked, and they made them superheroes with "falable knights on white horses" or as in the case of "Scarecrow and Mrs.King" a really neat silver car.

Yeah, so it is a little cheesy and predictable but I think today, when everything is so not cheesy and predictable it's nice to pop in an old tape of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" episodes and watch and be reminded that sometimes happy ever after does exist.


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