Route 66: Season 3, Episode 10

Poor Little Kangaroo Rat (23 Nov. 1962)

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Tod and Buz, traveling along the California coast, go to work as "shark hunters" for a doctor using sharks as lab specimens to study the effects of cholesterol. The doctor, working under a ... See full summary »

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Tod and Buz, traveling along the California coast, go to work as "shark hunters" for a doctor using sharks as lab specimens to study the effects of cholesterol. The doctor, working under a research grant, has an unhappy jealous wife who wants him to return to private practice. Their son is caught in the middle of the turmoil. Written by dubchi

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Moral Dilemma...Science or Family...
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Leslie Nielson guest stars as Doc Duncan, a marine biologist/doctor who is researching sharks in relation to improving human health. Tod and Buz sign on to assist in marine medical biology research and get more than they bargain for as the good doc is on the cusp of losing his family, wife and son, due to his absence at home and lack of income.

Another great location drama whereas Tod and Buz become involved in the personal life of the good doc, his lab assistant, and his family. When long hours spent acquiring sharks at sea and studying them in the lab result in dubious results the doctor's family, his beautiful wife and young son (played by a pre-Andy Griffith Show Ron Howard) decide to leave the poverty and uncertainty of a research scientist for stability with the wife's family. It's a great California Coast location drama with solid performances by the late Leslie Nielson and Ron Howard as the Doc's young son. Don't miss it.


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