A bookstore owner is angry when a strip club opens near his store. A man is convinced that he is on the verge of spontaneous combustion.




Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode complete credited cast:
Neil Spencer
Edward Yakel
Stephanie Wolf
Teresa Tasco (as Rosana Soto)
Walter Janovitz ...
Ivan Kessler (as Walter Janowitz)

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con



A bookstore owner is angry when a strip club opens near his store. A man is convinced that he is on the verge of spontaneous combustion.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama





Release Date:

1 November 1979 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Guest star Diane Canova lived with Steve Landesberg (Dietrich) in real life. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Diana Canova and Rosana Soto
14 June 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Strip Joint" finds one guy feeling the heat during a severe cold spell. Todd Susman (third of four) plays Edward Yakel, who claims to be suffering from spontaneous combustion; Barney's men have their doubts, until his presence is enough to set fire to a waste basket. Meanwhile, book store owner Ivan Kessler (Walter Janowitz, third of five) lodges a complaint against the 'jiggle joint' next door, featuring strippers and underage drinking, unimpressed by Harris' proud boasting about publishing his first novel. Described by Harris as 'The Club Aphrodite Bop 'n' Grope,' headed by artistic director and chief administrator Teresa Tasco (Rosana Soto, last of four), accompanied by Stephanie Wolf (SOAP's Diana Canova), just paying her way through college with 'The Bolshoi Bump 'n' Grind' (Harris: "the chairperson of the board was gyrating from table to table, enticing the stockholders to stuff dollar bills down her portfolio!"). Captain Miller is shocked to learn that the club is a government-run outfit headed by Neal Spencer (James Cromwell, second of four) from the Department of Energy, who told Teresa he was with 'organized crime!' Dietrich hits it off with Stephanie, due to their mutual interest in mating rituals of foreign cultures (in real life, the recently divorced Canova was living with Steve Landesberg, until marrying her second husband in 1985). She wants Dietrich to level with her (Stephanie: "if you've got something to say, why don't you just drop the anthropology and stop beating around the bush?" Dietrich: "now we're talking aborigines!").

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: