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Scarecrow and Mrs. King 

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The adventures of a housewife and a spy, with whom she fell in love.
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4   3   2   1  
1987   1986   1985   1984   1983   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Kate Jackson ...  Mrs. Amanda King 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Bruce Boxleitner ...  Lee Stetson / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Beverly Garland ...  Dorothy 'Dotty' West 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Mel Stewart ...  Billy Melrose 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Martha Smith ...  Francine Desmond / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Greg Morton Greg Morton ...  Jamie King 72 episodes, 1983-1987
Paul Stout Paul Stout ...  Philip King 72 episodes, 1983-1987
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A housewife, Mrs. King, is handed a package by a secret agent who is being pursued by bad guys. The secret agent, Lee Stetson, then has to track down the housewife before the bad guys do. Later episodes involve similar plots as Stetson and Mrs. King are teamed up together. Written by Schofield <KSCHOF51@Maine.Maine.edu>

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One everyday housewife who put some spies in her life!


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The heart-shaped diamond necklace that Kate Jackson wore during most of the run of the series was purchased in 1979, just before she hosted "Saturday Night Live" (1975). She wanted something that would sparkle against the black silk blouse she wore that evening. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: You're not the one they're going to ship to Russia in a refrigerator!
Lee: No, I'm the one they're going to put up against the wall and shoot!
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Referenced in Family Guy: Deep Throats (2006) See more »

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Great show overall.
11 November 2000 | by thousandislandSee all my reviews

I watched this series all the time when I was little. Bruce Boxleitner is a great actor and really shines as the star, Scarecrow. As I watch it nowadays I feel that he must have enjoyed this series a lot, as he seems so natural and comfortable in his role. This is a cute, endearing show based on a simple premise. The first few seasons are especially great to watch, as the contrast between Lee and Amanda is most striking before their romantic relationship develops. (The fourth and fifth seasons are not quite as interesting, but they're inevitable) It's kind of a Lady and the Tramp story set in Washington, DC, with Lee being a charismatic government spy/ladies man, and Amanda a sweet, suburban single mother. What makes this duo so charming is the culture clash between their two worlds. He is forever "burdened" by her ineptness when it comes to government work, and she is always critiquing his lifestyle and trying to get him to live more like a normal, "real person".. Their unlikely partnership leads to plenty of fun and adventure for the audience, and eventual romance that is (fortunately) postponed for as long as possible. The writers and producers seem to know exactly what the viewers want, the guy and girl who like eachother but can't say it or deal with it, and end up tiptoeing around the issue for three seasons... except for the occasional hint or inuendo, executed with perfect style. "Charlie's Angels" fans will have fun seeing Kate Jackson in this different, motherly role, and I think most females will find it very hard to resist the boyish and talented Boxleitner. His skill with dialogue delivery is beyond compare. This series is a classic, great for anyone who likes a little action, humor and romance. It's best seen from the beginning, so you can really appreciate the relationship between these two TV greats.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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