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6 x 60 minute episodes
This (very) short-lived light-hearted look at police work first aired on ABC on 5 March 1977 and managed to last until 14 May, running for just six episodes before being cancelled.
A young Kim Basinger played beautiful blonde Officer J.Z. Kane, a country-born Georgia girl and rookie cop with the 42nd Division of the LAPD who was partnered with longtime undercover veteran Detective Sergeant Jack Ramsey (Lou Antonio) who prided himself on being a good policeman but stayed out of headquarters as much as he could.
Prior to his current assignment, Jack was partners with Earl Seagram, a cop who was killed during a stakeout at the Welcome House Cafe in Venice, California. Jack’s apartment at 36 Rosewood Avenue was a reflection of his disorganised life.
Jack called J.Z. “Farm girl” – “You’re from the sticks, I’m from the pavement” – while she called him a “hothead”.
They had little in common and constantly argued about everything; for example, J.Z. liked animals, Jack didn’t: “I go to the zoo once a year, that’s as close to Nature as I want to get.”
The pair tooled around town in Kane’s beaten-up 1966 VW Bug that had a Porsche 912 engine in it.
Matt Clark co-starred as their superior, Lieutenant Art Kipling.
“Dog and cat” was a slang term used by police officers to denote a male-female partnership.
Det. Sgt. Jack Ramsey
Officer J.Z. Kane
Lt. Arthur ‘Art’ Kipling