Charlie's Angels: Season 2, Episode 12

Sammy Davis, Jr. Kidnap Caper (7 Dec. 1977)

TV Episode  |  Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime
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Sammy Davis Jr is hosting a charity event at the Beverly Seville hotel, which coincides with a celebrity look-alike contest. When attempts are made to kidnap him, the Angels go to work as his bodyguards and Bosley acts as his chauffeur.



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Episode cast overview:
Louis Fluellen
Andy Price
Altovise Davis ...
Leo Harris (as Lee Jones De Broux)
Hari Rhodes ...
Ben Brody (as Harry Rhodes)
Himself / Herbert Brubaker III
Natalie Core ...
Mrs. Warren
Robert Hackman ...
Tipsy Diner


Someone tries to abduct Sammy Davis Jr., his manager goes to Charlie and tells the Angels to watch over him. When he hosts a celebrity look alike contest, which is won by a guy who likes him. Later the guy goes to Sammy's house and drives one of Sammy's cars. Later the ones who tried to grab Sammy mistake the look alike for Sammy so they grab him. The angels agree the best thing is not let it be known that they grabbed the look alike. So they wait for them to make contact. Written by

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7 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Vertical splice easily noticeable (corner of black shelf) when Sammy Davis Jr's two characters speak to each other at the end of the episode. See more »


Leo Harris: You're him, aren't you? Huh? Sammy?
Sammy Davis Jr.: Yes.
Leo Harris: Sammy Davis Jr.?
Sammy Davis Jr.: Yes I am.
Leo Harris: [laughs and pounds his fist on sofa] I knew it, I knew it!
Sammy Davis Jr.: It's amazing that you recognize me, 'cause most people take me for Paul Newman.
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Sammy Davis Jr On Charlie's Angels
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When a Sammy Davis, Jr. lookalike is mistakenly abducted, the REAL Sammy hires Sabrina,Kelly and Kris to help get the little guy back in The Sammy Davis, Jr. Kidnap Caper.

Sammy Davis Jr.'s manager hires the Charlie's private investigators for bodyguard duty after Sammy narrowly eludes multiple kidnap attempts. Sabrina and Kris have a run-in with the kidnappers during a charity event. Herbert Brubaker III, owner of the H&B Boozeterias, wins the celebrity look-alike contest because of his resemblance to Sammy. Herbert comes over to Sammy's house to take him up on his promise to let him drive one of his prized automobiles. The kidnappers mistake Herbert for Sammy and nab him. The Angels convince Sammy to lay low so that the kidnappers will believe they succeeded. They demand a $375,000 ransom for Sammy's return. Sabrina finds the dollar amount to be rather suspicious. Kris poses as a floozy and gains access to the office of Andy Price, Sammy's business manager. She discovers that he has embezzled a great deal of money to cover his debts, and agreed to help orchestrate the kidnapping to cover his tracks. After Bosley leaves with the ransom money, Sammy and his wife emerge and explain the case of mistaken identity. Kelly and Kris claim that an electronic tracking device was planted in the money, prompting Andy to take off to warn the kidnappers. The Angels trail him to their hideout, and Sammy insists on coming along because he feels responsible for Herbert's predicament. The kidnappers plan to kill Herbert, and decide they must do away with Andy after he objects. After Sammy distracts them, the Angels break in and subdue everyone.

This episode did not sit well with this Charlie's Angel fan.Despite the presence of Sammy Davis Jr,I found the story both laughable and implausible.In addition to that,the participation of Davis in the work of the Angels did not add humor but rather distraction to the story.Nevertheless,I bet my money that CA nerds will surely enjoy this one together with the fans of Davis Jr.

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