Adam-12 (1968–1975)
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Log 105: Elegy for a Pig 

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The on the job shooting death of Medal of Valor recipient Officer Tom Porter, Malloy's colleague and close personal friend, is the impetus for Malloy to relay Tom's story, documentary style... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Milner ... Officer Pete Malloy
Kent McCord ... Officer Jim Reed
Mark Goddard ... Officer Tom Porter
Rachel Romen Rachel Romen ... Marge Porter


The on the job shooting death of Medal of Valor recipient Officer Tom Porter, Malloy's colleague and close personal friend, is the impetus for Malloy to relay Tom's story, documentary style as the narrator. As Malloy was Tom's friend even before they joined the academy together, he and Reed had the unfortunate task of breaking the news of his death to Tom's wife, Marge, who Tom and Malloy first met when they applied to become police officers, as Marge was the clerk at city hall. His death leaves Marge to raise their two infant children on her own. Tom excelled at most things related to the academy training and later on the job work, but those few things in which he didn't he was harder on himself than anyone else could be. Although Tom and Malloy's naive dream of being partners never materialized, their professional paths crossed often. Malloy has the honor of telling his story, if only the reason to do so was different. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

21 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Log 105: Elegy for a Pig See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The very short film clip of a parade was from the 1966 Tournament of Roses Parade. The band shown is the Castleberry (High School) Lions Band, directed by Mr Layton B. Keith, from River Oaks (Ft Worth), Texas. They were the very first High School band from the State of Texas to be invited to march in this iconic parade. See more »


During the funeral ceremony, a black camera cord can be seen just after the flag is removed from the casket and folded. Also, a light (or similar equipment) is seen on a tripod in the back left of of this quick the left of the tall pine tree. See more »


Officer Peter J. Malloy: Telling a policeman's wife she's a widow is a job nobody wants. I never tried as hard for anything. He was a friend. It had to be me.
[much softer]
Officer Peter J. Malloy: It had to be me.
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Crazy Credits

In addition to the special opening sequence, the episode ends with the credits in plain white lettering on a black screen, running in total silence until the trademark Mark VII Limited is shown. See more »

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A very unusual episode of "Adam-12"
15 June 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I normally wouldn't bother reviewing an individual episode of "Adam-12", as most shows are essentially the same--an episodic view of Officers Reid and Malloy during a day's work. For the most part, the shows are very similar. This is NOT a complaint...the show was well made and enjoyable. However, it is nothing like the others...nothing.

The show begins with a cop being senselessly murdered by a thug...and soon the other cops apprehend the killer. But one of these cops is Malloy...and the dead cop he discovers is his friend, Tom Porter (Mark Goddard). Then, in documentary style, Malloy narrates an overview of Porter's life and service to the community.

This is an excellent program and shows Jack Webb's sincere appreciation of the police force. It's well made and effective...and a nice change of pace for the show.

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