Bill Bixby should have won an Emmy for this. Why not?
The Streets Of San Francisco was a realistic enough police action series and always painted most of its characters in 3-D. This goes for Police Buff in which the late, great Bill Bixby makes his second appearance in the show as the mentally unhinged Eric Doyle, a loner who works at a department store, decorating mannequins and being verbally abused by his boss. He wants to become somebody, so at nights, he dresses up as a uniformed police officer and begins stalking criminals who are guilty as sin for their crimes, but have been released on legal technicalities.
There is an amazing scene that's both chilling and touching where Doyle talks to a dummy. He pours out all his angst and rage in a moment that's worthy of Shakespeare.
It wouldn't be long before Bixby got the gig as Dr. David Bruce Banner.
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