When a football player vanishes from the field in full view of network cameras and a live audience, it's up to Banacek to figure out how his kidnappers spirited him away without a trace.
Did You Know?
At the abandoned Army base the kidnappers are located in an old barracks where a number of pinups are on the walls. Behind Al Bates in plain view is the centerfold of Carol O'Neal, the Playboy Playmate for July 1972, making her the first nude woman to be shown on network TV. See more
On the play that sets the mystery QB Mulligan gives the ball to RB Ives who runs to the side with the ball, is tackled, and vanishes. The cameras return to Mulligan getting up with his knee issue and the football is on the ground behind him, but it would have been over in the pile with Ives. They show the helmet, but not the ball, on the side after the pile clears. Just as big a mystery as how Ives vanished is how did the ball get back to the middle of the field to Mulligan!! No one ever comments on this although the play is replayed numerous times later. See more
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