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The Partners (1971-72)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, John King (airdates)
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com
)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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THE PARTNERS
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Don Lee Production
in association with
Universal City Studios, Inc./ an MCA Company

for
NBC (Saturdays 8:00 PM ET)
Created by Don Adams

US Comedy series 1971-72 20 episodes x 30 min color
(18Sep71-8Jan72) (28Jul72-08Sep72)

Starring
Don Adams as Det. Lennie Crooke
Rupert Crosse as Det. George Robinson
John Doucette as Capt. Andrews
Dick Van Patten as Sgt. Higgenbottom
Robert Karvelas as Freddie Butler

Premise:
A black and white cop find themselves in as much trouble as the
criminals

Note: "Confessions of a Top Crimebuster" (1971) NBC/Universal
Episodes from the TV Series "The Partners" were compiled to create a TV Movie. [RF]

Theme music by Lalo Schifrin

Competition:
"All in the Family" (CBS)

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NBC Saturdays 8:00 PM Eastern (18Sep71-8Jan72)

1.01 The Partners: HERE COME THE FUZZ
18-Sep-1971 NBC Sat
Written by Don Adams, Earl Barret & Arne Sultan
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Yvonne Craig .......... Jessica Allen
Joey Forman ........... Maj. Witzer
Synopsis:
Crooke and Robinson have 24 hours to solve a bank robbery. [RF]

1.02 The Partners: ABRA CADAVER
25-Sep-1971 NBC Sat [JK] / 02-Oct-1971 [RF]
Written by Arne Sultan, Earl Barret
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Richard Roat .......... Mark Bennett
Claire Brennan ........ Mrs Bennett
Harry Townes
Synopsis
Crooke and Robinson investigation of a murder is complicated when the
body keeps disappearing. [RF]

1.03 The Partners: THE PRISONER OF FENDER
02-Oct-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret
Directed by Richard Benedict
Guest cast:
John Larch ............ Sheriff Fender
Foster Brooks ......... Willy Cooper
Marc Lawrence
Synopsis:
Two crooks impersonate Crooke and Robinson when they pick up the Partners' prisoner. [RF]

1.04 The Partners: WATERLOO AT NAPOLEON
09-Oct-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Burt Styler
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Stacy Harris .......... Brennan
Lyn Peters ............ Margo
Frank Christie ........ Nichols
Pepper Martin ......... First Agent
Bob Hastings .......... Second Agent
Synopsis:
A simple ransom-recovery assignment turns into a three-ring circus as
Crooke and Robinson wreck an FBI investigation. [RF]

1.05 The Partners: HOW MANY CARATS IN A GRAPEFRUIT?
16-Oct-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Arne Sultan, Earl Barret
Story by Ferdinand Leon
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
David Huddleston
John Abbott ........... Professor
Juanita Moore ......... Mrs Robinson
Synopsis:
George's mother unwittingly becomes a carrier when a stolen diamond is hidden in a grapefruit.

1.06 The Partners: WITNESS FOR THE EXECUTION
23-Oct-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Bruce Howard
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Guest cast:
Paul Lambert
Gilbert Green ......... Grolin
Synopsis:
Crooke becomes the target of an assassin. [RF]

1.07 The Partners: OUR BUTLER DIDN'T DO IT
30-Oct-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Ed Simmons
Directed by Don Adams
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler
Laurel Goodwin ........ Sonya
Richard Derr .......... Dr. Brech
Bryan O'Byrne ......... Doc
[RF]

1.08 The Partners: REQUIEM FOR A GODFATHER
06-Nov-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret
Directed by Christian Nyby
Guest cast:
Rick Jason
Harry Bartell ......... Lester Simon
Ronald Long ........... Sydney the Stoolie
[RF]

1.09 The Partners: TAKE MY WIFE - PLEASE!
13-Nov-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Laurence Marks
Directed by Charles Rondeau
Guest cast:
Mark Roberts
Alan Dexter ........... Frank
[RF]

[--] 20-Nov-1971 Pre-Empted: "The Group" [JK]

1.09 The Partners: HAVE I GOT AN APARTMENT FOR YOU!
27-Nov-1971 NBC Sat [RF/JK]
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler
Joanna Cameron
May Britt
Sandra Gould .......... Mrs Kittner
[RF]
 
1.10 The Partners: TO CATCH A CROOKE
04-Dec-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Ed Simmons
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler
Marty Ingalls
Herbie Faye
Ellen Corby ........... Mrs Polaski
Ronald Long ........... Sydney the Stoolie
Synopsis:
Crooke is taken into custody when his gun is found at the scene of a crime. [RF]

1.11 The Partners: FACE OF FEAR [JK] 
11-Dec-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
1.xx The Partners: NEW FACES [RF] (possibly the same episode as FACE OF FEAR)
1971 NBC Sat
Written by Laurence Marks
Directed by Don Adams
Guest cast:
Paul Picerni
[RF]

1.12 The Partners: NORTH IS NOW SOUTH
18-Dec-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Milt Rosen
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jack Webb ............. The Commissioner
Len Lesser
[RF]

1.13 The Partners: DESPERATE OURS
25-Dec-1971 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Earl Barret & Arne Sultan
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler
Synopsis:
An escaped killer, seeking revenge on Captain Anderews for testifying
against him, takes Higgenbottom hostage - along with anyone else who
shows up. [RF]

[--] 01-Jan-72 Pre-Empted: "Rose Bowl" [JK]
 
1.14 The Partners: THEY STEAL CARS, DON'T THEY?
08-Jan-1972 NBC Sat [JK]
Written by Bruce Howard
Directed by Gary Nelson
Guest cast:
Jack Carter
Paul Condylis ......... Buzz
Robert Pratt .......... Tony
[RF]

"The Partners" - Canceled in favor of "Emergency!" 22-Jan-1972 [JK]

1.xx The Partners: TWO IN A PEN
NBC Sat - airdate not known
Written by Bruce Howard
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Bruce Gordon .......... Duke Fletcher
Alan Jaffe ............ Pete Trevino
Lee Delano ............ Manny
[RF]

1.xx The Partners: HEADLINES FOR HIGGENBOTTOM
NBC Sat - airdate not known
Written by Arne Sultan & Earl Barret
Directed by Earl Barret
Guest cast:
Vincent Van Patten .... Roger Higgenbottom
Patricia Van Patten ... Raquel Higgenbottom
James Van Patten ...... Kid
Charles Pierce ........ Pretty Boy Clyde
Synopsis:
When Higgenbottom worries that his son is ashamed of him serving only
behind a desk, the Partners decide to take him on one of their cases. [RF]
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Summer 1972 Reruns + Some New Episodes?
NBC Saturdays (28-Jul-1972 to 08-Sep-1972)
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[--] 28-Jul-72 - no details [JK]

1.xx The Partners: MAGNIFICENT PERCEPTION
04-Aug-1972 NBC Sat [JK] (this might be a rerun airdate)
Written by Ben Starr
Directed by Richard Benedict
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler
Hans Conried .......... Mr. Zinser
John Davis Chandler ... The Bomber
Synopsis:
The police department hires a clairvoyant to assist in tracking down a bomber.[RF]

1.xx The Partners: TWO OR FALSE
11-Aug-1972 NBC Sat [JK/RF] (this might be a rerun airdate)
Written by Bruce Howard
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Yvonne Craig .......... Michelle/Denise
Fred Holliday ......... Salesman #2
Synopsis:
A glamorous woman tricks Lennie into letting her steal a bracelet from
a jewelry store right under his nose.

[--] 18-Aug-1972 Pre-empted movie: "The 25th Hour" [JK]

1.xx The Partners: PEN PALS
25-Aug-1972 NBC Sat [JK] (this might be a rerun airdate)
(no episode details)

1.xx The Partners: (TV Guide: "to be announced")[JK]
01-Aug-1972 NBC Sat [JK]

1.xx The Partners: THE 217 IN 402 (final episode)
08-Sep-1972 [RF] (this might be a rerun airdate)
Written by Jerry Mayer
Directed by Richard Benedict
Guest cast:
Robert Karvelas ....... Freddie Butler [RF]
OR:
[--] 08-Sep-1972 rerun of #1.01 "Here Come the Fuzz" (first aired 18-Sep-1972) [JK]
  
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