Starsky and Hutch work undercover in a beauty salon in order to set a trap for an international jewel thief.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
The Baron
Madison Arnold ...
Blackie Dammett ...
Leo (as Tracey Walters)
Hilda Zuckerman
Buddy Owens (as Norm Alden)
Alex Rodine ...
Van Dam


Starsky and Hutch work undercover in a beauty salon in order to set a trap for an international jewel thief.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

14 November 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


These undercover hairdresser characters that Starsky and Hutch use in Dandruff show up briefly in Huggy Bear and Turkey in Season 2. See more »


Det. Dave Starsky: Who's this Baron? What does he look like?
Capt. Harold Dobey: No one knows. No pictures, no prints, no name. Nothin'.
Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson: Makes it kind of tough, huh?
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References Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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Auberjonois week: day six
6 June 2014 | by (Rijswijk, ZH, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

To celebrate this weeks birthday of René Auberjonois, this reviewer is having a week long look at 7 guest starring roles from the 70's by master of inflection Mr. Auberjonois. We're already at day six: Starsky and Hutch: Dandruf.

Hutch and Starsky are undercover at a beauty salon as 'Mr. Marlene' and 'Mr. Tyrone' respectively. Hutch is doing a full blown Mr. Humphries act in a blonde curly wig. He also occasionally has a lisp. Meanwhile Starsky is doing a really bad Inspector Clouseau impersonation that is almost insulting to Peter Sellers. At one point, Starsky pronounces 'guy' as 'gay'. Before the end of the first act, they engage in a chase scene that ends that in a pool, as usual.

The focus of our review, René Auberjonois, is 'The Baron', 'who's infamous reputation precedes him'. He is out to steal the Belvedere Diamonds at the unnamed hotel S&H work at. Nobody knows what the Baron looks like, but Scotland Yard does know the kind of cigars the Baron smokes: Corona Supurba. Every time the Baron appears, René uses a different voice in a ploy to secure his secret identity. It's also proof of why René is such a good voice-over artist. His disguises include a doctor, a bartender, elevator attendant and a cop.

Is this show always so over the top? All the characters look and act like cartoon characters. From the cliché gangsters wearing 30's fashion to all the patrons at beauty salon and the hotel guests they bump into. Of course René the A pulls it off well. And the two title characters are portrayed as the object of every beautiful woman's undying affection. Oh I get it, it's a the old Warren Beatty routine from 'Shampoo'. In the Seventies, leading men could still play the gay hairdresser for laughs, but had to make sure to kiss a different girl in every other scene to prove their masculinity.

Tyrone and Marlene run into hotel security Buddy Owens who is in charge of the diamond sale security and reluctantly team up with him. When Buddy ends up in hospital, he is somehow allowed to keep his gun holster on, complete with gun. Huggy Bear also joins the circus in disguise as 'Prince Nairobi' and the other two actually accuse him of 'hamming it up'.

During the all important auction that everything has been leading up to, S&H position themselves on a coach with their feet up and read a newspaper while Huggy manages to outbids himself. It's like writer Ron Friedman is really trying too hard to be funny. This being the fourth and final season, David Soul appears to be bored with the whole affair. If he isn't yawning in another characters face and getting distracted while important information is being divulged, he's fidgeting with his sunglasses and wig. Meanwhile, Starsky is carrying around a stepladder in several scenes for some undisclosed reason.

At least The Baron manages to escape without being identified. He even weeds out the police bug from between the diamonds, though Huggy gets the last laugh by switching the real jewels with fakes.

6 out of 10

Auberjonois week will conclude tomorrow with Charlie's Angels: Angels on Skates

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