Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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Log 71: I Feel Like a Fool, Malloy 

It is a shift of conflicts forcing the officer to use their wits to keep control and make the right decisions end on a low note.


(as Alan Crosland)


(created by) (as R.A. Cinader), (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Charles Dierkop ...
Dennis Turner ...
Crane (as Dennis G. Turner)
Alice Frost ...
Mrs. Stockton
Judith Brown ...
Sharon (as Judy Brown)
1st Kid
Steve Mitchell ...
Liquor Store Owner
Karen (as Nira Barab)
James Reader ...
3rd Kid
Anthony Aiello ...
2nd Kid
Marlene Tracy ...


Reed & Malloy examine domestic disputes when the sergeant catches a black eye and they are called upon to stop a domestic dispute at an ashram. Later, a liquor store owner miscommunicates a robbery call and an elderly woman is mad at a neighbor's loud music until she learns there was a deadly accident. Each time the officers think first and act second. Written by cine_tigers

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

2 November 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Reed and Maloy pull Sissy Franklin out of the pool, we actually see her help them to lay her down on the pools edge. We also see her breathing on her own and moving her legs. Her legs shift from straight in one scene to having her right leg bent in another. See more »


Officer James A. Reed: I don't think she's gonna make it Malloy.
Officer Peter J. Malloy: People die every day. ADW, hit/run, murder. Most of the time we're involved. But I'll tell you something, when it happens to a child you don't get used to it. Note: ADW:Assault w/deadly weapon.
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Memorable episode
26 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one several episodes that sticks in my mind, even years after I've seen it. I noticed it in the TV listings and made a point to catch it recently.

The first 2/3 of the episode is pretty average, even a little below average. But their final segment is a masterpiece. I never know who to credit these special episodes to, either Jack Webb or Cinader, or who. The touch is lighter than Jack's, but it has that Jack Webb flavor.

The final segment involves Reed and Malloy investigating a noise complaint that quickly turns into an attempt to rescue a little girl from a backyard pool, at night, by flashlight. Very hard to describe adequately, as most Adam-12 episodes are. But sometimes they are miniature masterpieces, and this is one of them.

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