The spicy summer temp sets the officers abuzz. They learn Ed Wells is her overprotective uncle when he does his best to ruin her date with Malloy. Stars famous Hollywood children Christine and Frank Sinatra, Jr. and Gary Crosby.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Marilyn Tate (as Christina Sinatra)
Officer Tom Boyd
Gary Crosby ...
Herb Vigran ...
Gus Archer
William Boyett ...
John Gilgreen ...
Ted (Gardner)
Winnie Collins ...
Mrs. Ruth Fowler (as Winifred Coffin)
Glenn Stensel ...


A new very attractive clerk working at the station grabs Malloy's interest. The catch is that she is the niece of the over-protective Officer Ed Wells. When Malloy asks her out on a date, Ed drives Reed and Malloy crazy with his questions and rules. On patrol they are called about a prowler hiding in an overgrown yard. A man with a load of flowers and outstanding traffic warrants has the men helping him and in return creating some good will for the department. Ed tries to prevent Malloy's date but she sees through Ed. A traffic chase with a Corvette comes up short when the car disappears. Gardners at a house on the officers' vacation list results in stopping a burglary. A man found injured on the road is the Corvette driver who crashed off the road. Ed Wells' nerves take a shot when his niece has a date with a different officer who has been divorced three times and raves about his way with women. Written by Anonymous

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20 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The title refers to the nickname his family give Officer Ed Wells. It's revealed to Malloy by Ed's niece. See more »


In the 1972 episode "The late baby", season 5 episode 2, Reed talking to Malloy identifies the fiancé of a flower vendor,Gus Archer,played by Herb Vigran as Diane. Prior to that Archer had never called his fiancé by name. See more »

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Did they really go there?
15 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fairly routine episode with one running subplot about an attractive woman working at the station and her overprotective uncle trying to fend off potential suitors. As the story progresses the viewer starts getting an uncomfortable feeling that maybe they are going down a path they really shouldn't go down (I'll explain in a moment).

Everything else in the episode is so run-of-the-mill you'll think that you've already seen it before. If you must know what else happens in the show then read the very good synopsis of it just below the cast list, because just thinking about it makes... me... verrr... reeee... sleeep... eeeee... zzzzz...

As I said above the only interesting thing in this episode is the ending, which revolves around an inside joke that many viewers of that time would have understood but is probably over the head of many people today. When Malloy tells Officer Wells that his niece is going out with Officer Boyd, he says,"Oh, you've got to be kidding!" presumably because Boyd is a notorious Romeo and Wells didn't even like the fact his niece went out with Malloy. The inside joke here is that the potential couple is played by Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr., the children of you-know-who, which means that in a way a brother is romantically interested in his sister. The overly protective uncle is played by the oldest son of Bing Crosby, another little fact many viewers back then would have known.

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