CTVA US Crime - "Simon and Simon" (Universal/CBS) Season 8 (Fall 1988)

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Starring Jameson Parker (as A.J.), Gerald McRaney (as Rick)
Season 8 (CBS) (Fall 1988)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


############### Simon and Simon ##############
############## season 8 Fall 1988 ############
################# (final season) #############
CBS Saturdays (new day)

8.1 [--] Simon and Simon: BEAUTY AND DECEASED
prod. no. 64402 / 8Oct88 CBS Sat
Written by Reed Moran & Tom Ropelewski and Bob Shayne
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Cast:
Vic Jarvis....................Richard Kline
Beth Eastwick.................Pamela Susan Shoop
Claude Dakota.................Cody Glenn
Peter Treadwell...............Richard Roat
Marion St.Clair...............Bridget Hanley
Diane Fields..................Martha Longley
Charlie Breen.................Alex Kubik
Kimberly Jo Highwater.........Kathy Molter
Officer Susie.................Donna Jepsen
Virgil........................Tony Epper
In the 8th season opener, A.J. goes undercover as a contestant and Rick as a judge of a beauty pageant (whose winners
will receive highly lucrative spokesmodel contracts) in order to find out who's blackmailing one of the models.

8.2 [--] Simon and Simon: SIMON & SIMON AND ASSOCIATES
prod. no. 64401 / 15Oct88 CBS Sat
Written by John Blumenthal & Mark A. Burley
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Al Krantz.....................Leo Rossi
Ben Vaughn....................Kent Williams
Phil Whitmore.................Jack Armstrong
Carmen........................Stevie Sterling
Head of Security..............Richard Zobel
Mr. Seymour...................Robin Bach
Laura Duxberry................Helen Siff
Salesman......................William Knight
Field Reporter................Tiiu Leek
Hooker........................Jill Schulz
Delivery Man..................Michael Morrison
Officer Susie.................Donna Jepsen
When the Power Wagon is stolen, the publicity surrounding the Simons' very-public capture of the thief attracts more
business than they can handle; but bringing associates into the firm puts Rick's greed into overdrive--which makes A.J.
very uncomfortable.

8.3 [--] Simon and Simon: ZEN AND THE ART OF THE SPLIT FINGER FASTBALL
22Oct88 CBS Sat
Written by Thomas Perry & Jo Perry
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Cameos:
Duke Snider, Don Newcombe, Gene Mauch, Wes Parker, Ron Cey, Al Downing, Doug DeCinces
Guest Cast:
Mitsuo Nagumo.................Soon-Teck Oh
"Brickyard" Mahaffey..........Ed McCready
Charlie Simpson...............John DiSanti
Evelyn Jacobson/Doris Beeman..Penny Johnson
Akiro Yamanoha................Jusak Bernhard
Mrs. Yamanoha.................Kieu Chinh
Ben Kruger....................Ross Borden
Cab Driver....................Joseph L. Goodman
Officer Susie.................Donna Jepsen
Umpire........................Hank Robinson
The Simons are hired to protect a Japanese businessman while he is at a fantasy baseball camp.

8.4 [--] Simon and Simon: THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBERT HOOD
prod. no. 64403 / 29Oct88 CBS Sat
Teleplay by Richard C. Okie; Story by Richard C. Okie & Nicholas Green
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Robert Hood..................Alex Daniels
Marian Fitzwalter.............Susan Walters
John Nottingham...............John Considine
Tucker........................Bill Capizzi
Stella Brunansky..............Kathleen Freeman
Leon..........................Olan Soule
Officer Susie.................Donna Jepsen
Gisbourne.....................Manuel Perry
Cyril Linehart................Robert Sacchi
A former bank employee uses other people's credit--including A.J.'s--to pay for his good deeds.
He steals from the bank, gives to the poor.

8.5 [--] Simon and Simon: AIN'T GONNA GET IT FROM ME, JACK
5Nov88 CBS Sat
Written by Martin Pasko & Rebecca Parr
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Harrison/Malcolm Shanley III..Jerry Orbach
Karen Davidson................Kathy Garver
Brian Sadler..................David Paymer
Abner Pahlmquist..............Eric Poppick
Ed Malekowski.................Allan Wasserman
Melanie.......................Jenny Bourgeois
Guest.........................Frank Birney
Security Chief................Cary Pitts
Rastafarian...................Ezekiel Moss
Biker.........................Chester Grimes
An acid-tongued talk show host zings the Simons on his show and then hires them to find out who
is sending threatening letters to him.

8.6 [--] Simon and Simon: LOVE SONG OF ABIGAIL MARSH
12Nov88 CBS Sat
Written by Jim McGrath
Directed by Judith Vogelsang
Guest Cast:
Ray McGuinness................Marc Singer
Stan Marchand................John Calvin
Tom Hanrahan..................Thomas O'Rourke
Arnold Pinkston...............Jared Snyder
Mechanic......................Tina Lifford
Abby is seriously attracted to a client of the Simons, but they fear the relationship will be headed for
disaster when she learns of the man's past.

8.7 [--] Simon and Simon: SIMON & SIMON, JR.
19Nov88 CBS Sat
Written by Jeffrey Stepakoff
Directed by Richard C. Okie
Guest Cast:
Matt..........................Kris Kamm
Neil Sinclair.................Richard Bergman
Barry Gaynor..................Gary Werntz
Clarence "Buzz-Saw" Cooder....M.C. Gainey
Melissa.......................Kay Lenz
Tom Hanrahan..................Thomas O'Rourke
Milton Hayvenhurst............Matt Landers
Officer Jepsen................Donna Jepsen
Surfer Kid...................Steve Christensen
Trouble seems to run in the family when an old girlfriend tells Rick he has a teen-aged son and asks Rick
to protect the boy from a murderer who knows he witnessed the crime.

8.8 [--] Simon and Simon: CLOAK OF DANGER
3Dec88 CBS Sat
Written by Jim McGrath
Directed by Judith Vogelsang
Guest Cast:
Nigel Casey...................Anthony Newley
Kevin.........................Dorothy Parke
Cal Josephs/Sonny Bartell.....Bruce French
Harriet Pullbrook.............Sam Currie
Thorn Hudson..................Tom Henschel
Leon Schwartz.................Johnny Haymer
Tom Hanrahan..................Tom O'Rourke
Sidney Bean...................Frank Telfer
Arnold Pinkston...............Jared Snyder
Tawney Aldridge...............Crystal Carson
Officer Jepsen................Donna Jepsen
A.J. wins a playwright's contest with a play based on an old case the Simons could never solve; but as
the play goes into production, no one treats it seriously--except the killer.

8.9 [--] Simon and Simon: THE RICHER THEY ARE THE HARDER THEY FALL
10Dec88 CBS Sat
Written by Rick Mittleman
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Catherine Van Alder-Vicente...Vera Miles
Trish Van Alder...............Kate McNeil
Roland Vicente/Harry Lubash...Alex Cord
Lance Van Alder...............Jeffrey Osterhage
Tommy Van Alder...............Paul Tuerpe
The wealthy mother of A.J.'s college roommate and best friend asks the Simons to investigate his untimely death.

8.10 [--] Simon and Simon: PLAY IT AGAIN, SIMON
17Dec88 CBS Sat
Written by Richard C. Okie
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Guest Cast:
Adrian Marlowe/Jules Canino...Gerald McRaney
Marcia........................Joan McMurtrey
Cigarette Girl................Mary Carver
Violet Harlowe/R.J. Simmons...Leann Hunley
Travis........................Howard Duff
Max...........................Eddie Barth
Bouncer.......................Tom O'Rourke
Newsman.......................Tommy Madden
Guard........................John G. Francis
Rick doesn't want the job of finding a 40 year old "lost" manuscript, but A.J. is excited by the prospect of another
story from his favorite detective novelist, even if it means going to L.A., where he finds everything rather strange
despite some familiar faces.

8.11 [--] Simon and Simon: FIRST, LET'S KILL ALL THE LAWYERS
(final episode shown by CBS - 2 additional episodes followed in syndication)
31Dec88 CBS Sat
Teleplay by Alan Brennert; Story by Phil Combest and Alan Brennert
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Doug McKenna..................Kevin McCarthy
Hanrahan......................Thomas O'Rourke
John Channing.................Robert Estes
Lloyd Grant...................Peter Hansen
Mark Fordham..................Ed Beechner
Prosecutor....................Michael Prince
Judge.........................Lucille Meredith
Woody Grant...................Danny Hassel
Arnold Pinkston...............Jared Snyder
Officer Jepsen................Donna Jepsen
The Simons take the stand to testify in an insider trading and murder case. Mom's male friend is the defense attorney
and he uses his personal knowledge of Rick and A.J. to attack their credibility on the stand. [Last episode shown by CBS]

----------------- Syndication Only (1989) --------------------------

8.12 [--] Simon and Simon: PHOTO FINISHED
prod. no. 64411 (syndicated about 21Mar89)
Teleplay by Bonnie Parker & Rick Mittleman; Story by Bonnie Parker
Directed by Jackie Cooper
Guest Cast:
Colleen Huntley and Missy Taylor....Lee Purcell
Lainie Wilson.......................Valerie Karasek
Hanrahan............................Tom O'Rourke
Tom Huntley.........................Cliff de Young
Colleen's Assistant.................Wesley Pfenning
Sam Weisbarden......................John Milford
Reporter #1.........................Kay Henley
Reporter #2.........................James Reeder
Marie Kelner........................Julie Silliman
A.J. feels a connection to the woman they've been hired to investigate by her politician husband,
and he won't accept the obvious answer when she turns up dead.

8.13 [--] Simon and Simon: SIMON SAYS 'GOOD-BYE' (final episode)
prod. no. 64413 (syndicated circa 22Mar89)
Written by Martin Pasko & Rebecca Parr
Directed by Gerald McRaney
Guest Cast:
Terry Adamson/Carol Holridge..Brian Patrick Clarke
Elise Briarley................Catherine MacNeal
Dolf..........................Gerard Prendergast
Hanrahan......................Tom O'Rourke
Stanley Morfogen..............William Bryant
Belinda.......................Stephanie Blake
Jeff Mosley...................Randy Hall
Officer Jepsen................Donna Jepsen
Abby's friend hires Rick and A.J. to find an old flame, while the Simon's continue to
be unlucky in love. Sadly (but with class), the series ends.

############### Simon and Simon ##############
############### end of season 8 ##############
##############################################

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