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The Partners 

Lennie Crooke and George Robinson are inept detectives teamed together to solve crimes. Captain Andrews is their exasperated boss, Sgt. Higgenbottom a smarmy co-worker. Freddy confesses to most of the neighborhood crimes.

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Don Adams
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Complete series cast summary:
Don Adams ...  Det. Lennie Crooke 20 episodes, 1971-1972
Rupert Crosse Rupert Crosse ...  Det. George Robinson 20 episodes, 1971-1972
John Doucette ...  Capt. Aaron William Andrews 20 episodes, 1971-1972
Dick Van Patten ...  Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom 19 episodes, 1971-1972
Robert Karvelas Robert Karvelas ...  Freddie Butler 7 episodes, 1971-1972
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Lennie Crooke and George Robinson are inept detectives teamed together to solve crimes. Captain Andrews is their exasperated boss, Sgt. Higgenbottom a smarmy co-worker. Freddy confesses to most of the neighborhood crimes.

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With detectives like Don Adams and Rupert Crosse around, there's more to worry about than ever. But you're laughing too hard at Don's new hit to care.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coup double See more »

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Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The pilot received the highest score from test audiences for any show in NBC history at the time. CBS counter-programmed by scheduling All in the Family (1971) at the same slot. "All in the Family" was the #1 show for the 1971-1972 while "The Partners" ended up at #52. See more »

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Edited into Confessions of a Top Crime Buster (1971) See more »

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Wacky One Season
11 June 2003 | by hillariSee all my reviews

The Partners was a parody of cop shows. It lasted one wacky season on NBC. Don Adams was fresh off of "Get Smart", which had been canceled the season before. Once again, Adams played a bumbling guy who always managed to save the day, despite of himself. Rupert Cross, a fine comic actor in his own right, was his partner. The rest of the cast were populated with good comic actors. Unfortunately, TV tastes were changing--"All In The Family" began that season, too. Audiences were ready for more harder edged fare, and lighter, goofy humor was falling out of favor. There is a made-for-TV movie of this series, mainly consisting of episodes of the show cobbled together.


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