Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Mod Squad (1968-1973)

Barb Williams from Memphis, Tennessee emailed me this past week with the following Scranton reference:

"Can't provide anything to substantiate this, but I recall an episode of The Mod Squad where Capt. Adam Greer (Tige Andrews) says he is for Scranton."

The Mod Squad was a popular TV series about three young, hip, crime fighters who were offered work fighting crime as an alternative to being incarcerated themselves. It ran for five seasons on ABC.

The Scranton reference appeared in the show's third season in Episode #84, The Poisoned Mind, which originally aired November 2, 1971. In the episode, Capt. Adam Greer takes time off from the force to recover from depression after shooting a young man during a robbery. In this episode, Greer mentions for the first time that he is from Scranton.

Thanks again to Barb Williams for this reference.

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