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Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

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by Alan Morton

Last updated:
Sat, 14 May 2005 06:00

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aired from: ___ 1980 to: ___ ____ 14 eps ABC 60 min mono ________________

regulars:

  • Jeff Goldblum as Lionel "Brown Shoe" Whitney
  • Ben Vereen as E.L. (Early LeRoy) "Tenspeed" Turner

    recurring character:

  • Woody Eney as Larry Craig

    TRIVIA: The books about Lionel's fictional detective hero, Mark Savage, are written by series' creator Stephen J. Cannell.


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      1st Season 1980

    1. _"Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1)"
      gs: Robert Webber [ Unknown ], Robyn Douglass [ Unknown ], Jayne Meadows [ Unknown ], Richard Romanus [ Unknown ], Simone Griffith [ Unknown ], Larry Manetti [ Unknown ], Luke Andreas [ Unknown ]

      E.L. steals a million dollars from the mob, which the mob had gotten by fencing Nazi diamonds. This gets both the mob and the Nazis after him and a confused Lionel, who is about to be married, and whom both groups believe to be E.L.'s partner.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    2. _"Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (2)"
      gs: Robert Webber [ Unknown ], Robyn Douglass [ Unknown ], Jayne Meadows [ Unknown ], Richard Romanus [ Unknown ], Simone Griffith [ Unknown ], Larry Manetti [ Unknown ], Luke Andreas [ Unknown ]

      E.L. steals a million dollars from the mob, which the mob had gotten by fencing Nazi diamonds. This gets both the mob and the Nazis after him and a confused Lionel, who is about to be married, and whom both groups believe to be E.L.'s partner.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    3. _"Robin Tucker's Roseland Roof and Ballroom Murders"
      gs: Elayne Heilveil [ Unknown ], John Pleshette [ Unknown ], Leo Gordon [ Unknown ], Lee V. Paul [ Unknown ], Mark Giardino [ Unknown ]

      Lionel and E.L. form a detective agency and get their first case: an unidentified man who is willing to pay lots of money to find a woman.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    4. _"Savage Says: There's No Free Lunch"
      gs: Denny Miller [ Unknown ], Janice Heldon [ Unknown ], Glenn Wilder [ Unknown ], Ernie Orsatti [ Unknown ], Edward Bill [ Unknown ], Tony Burton [ Unknown ]

      Lionel takes a fancy to a client who claims someone is trying to kill her and then leads Lionel and E.L. around in circles while putting killers on their trail.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    5. _"Savage Says: What Are Friend's For?"
      gs: Jim Murtaugh [ Unknown ], Cassie Yates [ Unknown ], Martin Kove [ Unknown ], Sandy Ward [ Unknown ], Debbie Sheldon [ Unknown ]

      Lionel and E.L. must deal with a motorcycle gang when a nervous stockbroker asks Lionel to check out two of his clients who threatened him when he asked them for needed tax information.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    6. _"The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox"
      gs: Lynne Moody [ Unknown ], Dennis Burkley [ Unknown ], Lawrence Haddon [ Unknown ], Edmund Stoiber [ Unknown ], Harry Basch [ Unknown ], Lewis Arquette [ Unknown ]

      Pressure is put on Lionel and E.L. to create a phony investigation for their client: a woman looking for her missing brother who was working on a super computer.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    7. _"The Millionaire's Life"
      gs: Ben Hammer [ Unknown ], James Sloyan [ Unknown ], Floyd Levine [ Unknown ], Meeno Peluce [ Unknown ]

      A con E.L. decides to pull off in order to get the rent money turns sour when he picks a mark with connections to the mob.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    8. _"Savage Says: The Most Dangerous Bird is the Jailbird"
      gs: Shelley Smith [ Unknown ], Richard Romanus [ Unknown ], Richard Dimitri [ Unknown ], Larry Manetti [ Unknown ], Bill Capizzi [ Unknown ]

      A mobster goes after Lionel and E.L. after they help his girl friend dump him so she can run off with a lounge singer.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    9. _"It's Easier to Pass an Elephant Through the Eye of a Needle Than a Bad Check in Bel Air"
      gs: James Bond III [ Unknown ], Robert Alda [ Unknown ], Rockne Tarkington [ Unknown ], Dick Anthony Williams [ Unknown ], Henry Sanders [ Unknown ]

      E.L.'s nephew's appearance is concurrent with that of thugs who are after a book which E.L. knows nothing about.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    10. _"Loose Larry's List of Losers"
      gs: Nick Coster [ Unknown ], Candy Azzara [ Unknown ], Larry Mango [ Unknown ], Ken O'Brien [ Unknown ]

      Lionel receives a hot birthday present from E.L., while E.L.'s probation officer is trying to find a way to get E.L. put back in prison.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    11. _"This One's Gonna Kill Ya"
      gs: John Anderson [ Unknown ], James Whitmore Jr. [ Unknown ], James Parkes [ Unknown ], Fred Stuthman [ Unknown ], Patricia Gaul [ Unknown ]

      Someone tries to kill Lionel and E.L. after Lionel decides to solve a forty-year-old murder case involving a celebrated beauty queen.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    12. _"Untitled"
      gs: Lesley Woods [ Unknown ], Mario Roccuzzo [ Unknown ], Rene Auberjonois [ Unknown ], Claude Earl Jones [ Unknown ], James Cosa [ Unknown ], Harvey Gold [ Unknown ]

      E.L. comes up with a get rich quick scheme when he learns that the Agency's cleaning lady is a descendent of the Russian royal family.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    13. _"The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street"
      gs: Lynn Carlin [ Unknown ], Pamela Brull [ Unknown ], Bart Burns [ Unknown ], Red West [ Unknown ], Maddy Maguire [ Unknown ], Bert Conway [ Unknown ]

      Lionel and E.L. set out to discover if a "random" killing by a mental patient was in fact the work of a hired killer.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________
    14. _"Diamonds Aren't Forever"
      gs: John Hillerman [ Unknown ], Dana Wynter [ Unknown ], Camilla Sparv [ Unknown ], Thaao Penghlis [ Unknown ], Kurt Grayson [ Unknown ]

      E.L. helps Lionel impress his visiting parents by arranging for him to gain access to a luxurious office, belonging to diamond thieves, which Lionel can claim as his own.

      b: __ ___ __ pc: _________ w: ______________ d: ______________

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    NOTES

    If you like to learn more about this and other shows created or produced by Stephen Cannell, check out his web site @ Cannell.com.


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