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19 September 1986 (USA) See more »
An ordinary cop tutors a young boy who insists on helping him in his cases with his mastery of martial arts. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 10)

Gil Gerard ... Jake Rizzo (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Nancy Stafford ... Patricia Blake (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Keye Luke ... Sabasan (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Ernie Reyes Jr. ... Ernie Lee (23 episodes, 1986-1987)

Series Directed by
Allen Reisner (5 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kim Manners (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ric Rondell (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Vincent McEveety (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Richard Chapman (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bill Dial (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
W. Reed Moran (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gary Rosen (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Stoliar (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Comfort (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
John Garbett .... supervising producer (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Original Music by
Joseph Conlan (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Casting by
Peg Halligan (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Makeup Department
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Hintlian .... second assistant director: 1986 (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bob McLing .... property master (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Gregory J. Barnett .... stunts (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 1986-1987)

Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Campea Jr. .... key grip (13 episodes, 1986-1987)

Robert Reed Altman .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Other crew
Bruce Chudacoff .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Alan J. Lam .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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30 min (23 episodes)
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A "Dungeon's & Dragon's" episode??, 27 July 2011
Author: Morpheus ( from United States

I seem to recall an episode of Sidekick's where Ernie & his friend's (extra's and/or actor's who had reoccurring roles on the show as kids Ernie's age) played "Dungeon's & Dragon's". Gil Gerard was apparently horrified by this, referring to the game as "Satanism"! I don't remember the plot of that particular episode but, I do remember thinking "I didn't know that Gil Gerard was a Christian fundamentalist.", since they are and/or seemed to be, at least at the time, typically the only ppl who get their panties into a bunch over thing's such as this, including with Harry Potter and how group's like the Westboro Baptist Church says that pretty much everything is Satanism...

Back when that episode was first aired I remember hearing about this 'scandal', if you can call it that, on, if I remember correctly, "Entertainment Tonight". Apparently, Gil Gerard didn't like the script, didn't want to do it, voiced his concern's, but, he was under contract... The producer's finally decided to write the script for that episode in a way that would allow Gil to save face, since his apparent disgust for the script of this episode and for Dungeon's & Dragon's specifically had already been made public. This would mean that his character, Jake Rizzo, would openly state, early in the episode, during his dialogue his concern's about Dungeon's & Dragon's and then Jake Rizzo would fade into the background for the rest of that episode, which perhaps means that this is the only episode of the entire series where Gil's character didn't not play an integral part of the plot?! The story did mention that all of the other ppl, including the other actor's, on the show didn't have a problem with the script or with Dungeon's & Dragon's. I remember seeing the episode and I remember all of the other character's behaving towards Jake Rizzo like he's some sort of a crackpot, staring at him curiously & with some sense of "Is this a joke?!"

Researching the show & some of it's actor's, I found that Nancy Stafford (Who played Patricia Blake on the show.) was raised a Southern Baptist Christian! She didn't have a problem with the script, nor with Dungeon's & Dragon's. I found that to be strange as it is those crazy Southern Baptist's who just love to swing that Bible like it's a baseball bat, in declaration that everything is evil, etc! Doing so means that they shove that garbage down the throat's of those who are the most impressionable, i.e. children, and they essentially rape them emotionally & psychologically.

(There are others who do it, of all religion's & not just Christianity. It may be something of a stereotype, & an inaccurate one at that, that Southern Baptist's are the only "Christian's" who do it but, they have done quite a bit of it. And obviously all Southern Baptist's do not subscribe to this developmentally stunted, fear, hate, scare, rumor and smear mongering, tinfoil hate wearing, Kool-Aid sipping, conspiracy theory dogma.)

I would like to catch the Entertainment Tonight episode that ran with this story, right here on IMDb if possible. But, with 5 episodes a week, for at least a decade, perhaps two & maybe more, I doubt that I will find it any time soon, if ever.

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