Sheriff Lobo's the corrupt sheriff from Orly County who appeared in several episodes during the first season of B.J. and the Bear (1978), as B.J.'s occasional nemesis. He now stars in his ... See full summary »
B.J. McCay was a good-looking young trucker who traveled around the country in his big red & white rig, with a single companion - his pet chimp, Bear. B.J. was based in rural Georgia and was confronted by a succession of corrupt local sheriffs - Elroy P. Lobo (who was later given his own series, Lobo); Sgt. Wiley of Winslow County and his two fellow lawmen, Sheriffs Cain and Masters. The only honest cop B.J. seemed to encounter was the Fox, who spent much of her time trying to trap the crooked local cops. Tommy was a lady trucker friend and Bullets ran the local hangout, the Country Comfort Truck Stop.In 1981, B.J. settled down to run a trucking business in Los Angeles called Bear Enterprises. His new adversary was Rutherford T. Grant, a corrupt politician who headed the state Special Crimes Action Team. Grant was a silent partner in TransCal, the largest trucking firm in California and stopped at nothing to stomp out potential competition. Because of Grant's intervention, B.J. found ...Written by
When this show was an instant hit, the producers quickly spun off Sheriff Lobo's character in The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (1979). However, ratings quickly dried up, and neither show lasted long. To make a more compelling product for syndication, all episodes of both shows were packaged as a bundle titled "The B.J./Lobo Show". See more »
B.J. was supposedly a captain in the US Army and a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Most pilots were actually Army warrant officers with higher-ranking commissioned officers only flying the less dangerous missions as their experience was required from administration and training.
This conflicts with the series narrative as B.J. was actually shot down and taken captive for a short period of time which is unlikely to have occurred during the conflict. See more »
Loved this show when I was 10. There was a bad butt trucker, a ex Nam medic mystery solving truck driver, beautiful women everywhere and a pet monkey called Bear. B J can go into a small town solve a mystery aka Dukes of Hazzard style, impressing the pretty girl in the mystery, and manage to deliver his load on time every week on the 45 minute show. What not to like add pro wrestlers, hot gals, bar fights, corrupt cops (aka sheriff Lobo) and the Bear doing cute things made for me a fun hours while drink quick and staying up late. What more can a kid want for a Friday night show. I ate a truck stop once and was disappointing when real life hit, their was no murder with beautiful around just stressed out truckers trying to get the delivery done on time. Well B J and the Bear is a formulate southern style Dukes of Hazzard show. 7 stars.
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