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Rocky King, Detective 

Inside Detective (original title)
At the end of each show, Rocky King (Roscoe Karns) calls his wife, Mabel, and says, "Case is closed Mabel, I'm coming home".




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Series cast summary:
Roscoe Karns ...  Police Inspector Rocky King / ... 254 episodes, 1950-1954
Todd Karns ...  Sergeant Hart / ... 249 episodes, 1950-1954


One of DuMont's most popular and lasting programs, this live crime series was set in New York. It not only kept Roscoe Karns from retirement but cast him opposite his son Todd. The DuMont offices and corridors were used as sets. At the end of each program, Rocky King would exchange telephone small talk with his unseen wife Mabel and, after hanging up, say to no one in particular, "Great girl, that Mabel." Written by Hup234!

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Action | Drama | Crime | Mystery


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The final broadcast was on 26 December 1954. See more »

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3 October 2020 | by doug_hileSee all my reviews

Fond memories of this show, and of Rocky,,, from a past when I was just beginning to collect the first memories of ANYTHING. I don't remember any details,, other than the last few minutes of the last episode. Rocky broke the fourth wall, and said that many fans have written in, asking to see Mabel, and being the season and series finale, he said that Mabel had come down to the studio to say a few words, so,, here she is, folks~! The camera panned over to Mabel who was standing beside him, and AUUUUUGHHHH - - - was badly out of focus~!~! ( probably on purpose ) Rocky made some "lame",,, ha ha,,, excuse about "technical difficulties", and signed off for the last time. The only other series finale that ranks up in the stratosphere with THIS ONE,,, was the Howdy Doody Show, when Clarabelle spoke his only two words - " Goodbye Kids." The Golden Age Of Television. It was Wonderful, Magickal, and will never be repeated.

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14 January 1950 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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