A police Captain from L.A. named Adam Greer (Tige Andrews) puts together a new idea, a young squad of police to work investigating the killing of a cop. The evidence so far which has been collected suggests that it was the work of young people. Re-live that rebellious time of the late 1960's and 70's with the Mod Squad; Michael Cole as Pete Cochran; Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes and Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes.
A car theft ring is covering the city, Pete, Linc and Julie go undercover in a
high school to get close to the group of juveniles who are working for the car theft ring.
My, What a Pretty Bus
Oct. 8, 1968
Pete goes to prison as and undercover convict in the Squad's plan to capture
the brain power behind a robbery counterfeiting operation.
Stars: Henry Jones Note: Watch at the end when Pete jumps from the bus,he really does burn his hand, ouch!
When Smitty Comes Marching Home
Oct. 22, 1968
Linc tries to prove his friend's innocence, a Vietnam veteran and Linc's
childhood pal. His buddy is wanted by police on a homicide charge.
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr. his first of three episodes #19 and #108.
Triva: What zoo are they at in the closing scenes? Note: Julie is cute as she can be as a car hop at a drive-in when she is undercover.
You Can't Tell the Players Without a Programmer
Oct. 29, 1968
Julie goes to work as a decoy as the Squad attempts to catch a computer-dating
service operating a blackmail scam operation.
A probation officer joins the Squad in looking for a young photographer who
is accused of murder. Julie has a very strong affection for the probation officer.
Stars: Robert Lansing he played General Savage on "Twelve O'Clock High" a TV series in 1964, which I have the complete series available on DVD-R, email for details. Triva: What was Pete's pet name for Julie?
Find Tara Chapman
Nov. 19, 1968
The Squad helps the medical authorities to find a dying girl, Tara Chapman, who is a singer on the run. She was exposed to meningitis and may set off and epidemic. What the Squad does not know is that she tied in with the mob, and she thinks she is a target for a hit. Tara Chapman is her stage name she uses from a past girl friend who is dead. In a race to find her father, she is running out of time.
Capt. Greer is on the edge because of threatening letters, and then becomes the objective of an unknown attacker who has rigged a number of attempts to terrorize or kill him. The leads keep coming up as a dead end as the Squads works in the shadows without the Captain knowing. As the motive begins to surface Julie is kidnapped and used in a trade for Greer.
Stars: James Best: This guy always played a creepy dude in his movie career. Note: At the end we see a picture of Capt. Greer's wife from a wallet photo he shows to the Squad.
A Quiet Weekend in the Country
Dec. 3, 1968
After Captain Greer gets a phone call from a narcotics stool pigeon, he assigns Pete, Linc and Julie to gain access to a rural trailer camp in the mountains. The trailer camp owner is a hard case with a young beautiful wife. The task is to find the camera left behind, and then what is on the film. Linc hires on as the camp handy man, while Pete and Julie pretend to be newlyweds. The trail leads from the campgrounds and a shady older couple to the country store.
Stars: James Gregory and the beautiful Ahna Capri. Note: Pete and Julie play a married couple and the scene in their trailer is very cute.
Dec. 10, 1968
Pete's favorite cousin, who has rich parents, turns to a petty crime in an attempt to get her parents attention. The generation gap is a live and well here, with a young daughter whose parents ignore her either because of business or her newly born baby brother. Finally Karen takes a step to bring both her parents to realize their daughter is a trouble young adult.
Stars: Nina Foch Triva: The clock in the Greer's office, what time is it? It always reads
noon (or midnight) in all the episodes.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starlet
Dec. 17, 1968
With Pete and Linc undercover, Julie poses as a Hollywood "want to be", to ensnare the assailant of young actresses. Julie moves into and apartment building whose manager has a weird son as a handy man. The local TV talk show host is a big mouth and ragging the police force to solve the murders. We see Capt. Greer smoking and his clock in his office is gone.
Pete, Linc and Julie pose as hippies in order to investigate the bombing of an
underground newspaper called "The Guru". The police are being challenged, in that they are not investigating to their fullest potential. There is a lot of turmoil within the staff at the paper; they are not a trusting bunch. The Squad moves in as experienced underground newspaper staffers from San Francisco.
Stars: Dabney Coleman Triva: In an E TV interview I have, Julie says this was their second episode, probably the second one which was made, but aired as #12. Captain Greer is funny when he says to the Squad; "what do I have to do for you to trust me, wear beads?"
The Sunday Drivers
Jan. 7, 1969
While in Las Vegas for the weekend, the Squad goes to and auto thrills show to see Tommy a friend of Linc's. After the mysterious death of his friend during a stunt before their very eyes, Linc joins the automobile thrill circus in to investigate the death of his friend. Pete meets a stunt girl and then their covers are blown.
Stars: Woodrow Parfrey the great character actor. Triva: Did Linc really make that jump?
Hello Mother, My Name is Julie
Jan. 14, 1969
Julie's mother, a former prostitute (Holy smokes!), arrives in Los Angeles to introduce Julie to the man she plans to marry.
The Squad moves into a blind woman's home posing as house guests, to offer protection against a mysterious assailant.
Stars: Gloria Foster Triva: Who was Ms. Foster married too in real life?
The Uptight Town
Feb. 18, 1969
The Squad searches for Capt. Greer, who has disappeared while vacationing in a little desert town.
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr. his second episode appearance. Strong performances here buy the entire cast of players in a very true story in how people view outsiders. Note: Ranks as one of the top ten episodes.
A Reign of Guns
Feb. 25, 1969
The Squad tangles with a wealthy business man. He is forming a private militia armed with stolen guns.
Stars: J.D. Cannon Triva: What is Linc's rank while wearing the Army uniform?
A Run for the Money
Mar. 11, 1969
Pete is romantically involved with a girl whose father is in prison for robbery, and then faces a dilemma when he finds who stole the cash.