Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
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Huggy Bear and the Turkey 

The title of this show sums up viewers' attitudes toward it (this was the lowest-rated "Starsky and Hutch" ever), as their flamboyant informant Huggy Bear goes into business on his own with... See full summary »

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Det. Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson
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Det. Dave Starsky
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Capt. Harold Dobey (credit only)
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J.D. Turquet 'Turkey'
Emily Yancy ...
Foxy Baker
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Sonny Watson
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'Scorchy'
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Lady Bessie (as La Wanda Page)
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'Dad' Watson
Fuddle Bagley ...
Walter T. Baker
Joe La Due ...
Yank
Blackie Dammett ...
Sugar (as Blackie Dammet)
Mickey Morton ...
Moon
Darrell Zwerling ...
Man (as Darryl Zwerling)
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The title of this show sums up viewers' attitudes toward it (this was the lowest-rated "Starsky and Hutch" ever), as their flamboyant informant Huggy Bear goes into business on his own with an aspiring white private eye in an unsold spinoff-series pilot. Written by Peter Harris

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19 February 1977 (USA)  »

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This is the only episode to mention Huggy Bear's last name: Brown. See more »

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Huggy Bear: The prime minister was mugged by a Negro in Chicago, and the Queen went bananas.
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An interesting comic experiment
14 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have fond memories of this episode. Starsky and Hutch were strangely largely absent. Instead Huggy teams up with a friend to solve a case. It's essentially an attempt to create a comic detective pilot. I think it worked and was very funny as a sort of crude blaxploitation genre parody. There is good chemistry between Huggy and the Turkey and lots of interesting comical African American characters. It's a shame it didn't take off as it had a lot of potential with some further refinement. Maybe the TV audience just wasn't ready for an inter racial comic detective duo. One bi product of the pilot not being picked up was at least Huggy continued in the main Starsky and Hutch series. One of the greatest comic characters of 70s cop shows.


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