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Scarecrow and Mrs. King 

The adventures of a housewife and a spy, with whom she fell in love.
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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English

Release Date:

3 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Sam Melville played Kate Jackson's ex-husband in the series. He also played Glen Tucker in season two, episode twenty-two, "Murder Between Friends". In The Rookies (1972), the two had played a married couple. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: Oh Lee, are you alright?
Lee: Do I look alright? I'm chained to a pipe!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) See more »

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Danger, Intrigue and Grocery Day
22 June 2006 | by mrwiseman-1See all my reviews

One of the best "fish-out-of-water" series ever filmed. Amanda King is an ordinary Arlington, Virginia housewife. Divorced for a year, dating a weatherman, living in her house with her boys and mother, she seems to be ...normal. However, while at train station, a mysterious man gives her a package and tells her to hand it "to the man in the red hat." Moments later he is chased down by some unsavory characters. It isn't long before Amanda King finds the man she trusted is Lee Stetson, spy. Soon, she finds her self drawn into his work, and darn if she isn't a natural! Only she has a problem; her family cannot know what she does for a living.

So "normal" Amanda King becomes a secret spy, and is partnered with dashing lady's man, Lee Stetson. Along the way Lee and Amanda become quite a team...and mix in a little romance.

This series is to me one of the best, and most satisfying, romantic series to ever be on TV. Unlike other 80s...(and shows today) the characters avoided the "back and forth" romance where the writers would make you frustrated by plots intentionally keeping the leads apart. Instead on Scarecrow and Mrs. King, the relationship between Lee and Amanda, "naturally" evolved from reluctant co-workers, to friends, partners, lovers, and married couple. It is a shame this series did not get a proper ending. Over 23 years later Scarecrow and Mrs.King is still my favorite show.


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