The adventures of a housewife and a spy, with whom she fell in love.
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Mrs. Amanda King 89 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Lee Stetson / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Dorothy 'Dotty' West 89 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Billy Melrose 89 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Francine Desmond / ... 89 episodes, 1983-1987
Greg Morton ...  Jamie King 72 episodes, 1983-1987
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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3 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Agentin mit Herz  »

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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 »

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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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Danger, Intrigue and Grocery Day
22 June 2006 | by See 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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