Friday, March 29, 2019

S03E03 - Chinatown

T.J. Hooker is back and opening up about his T.J. Past and former beat in Chinatown. Did Hooker father another child we didn't previously know about? It sure as hell sounds like it! Why is Hooker so vicious in his besting of Chow Duc KHAAAAAAN!? Yes, we had a Khan in Star Trek and we now have a Khan in T.J. Hooker. This is a problematic episode to put it lightly. T.J. lives it up in the Safari Inn. Plus Ben auditions for community theater!



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Thursday, February 28, 2019

S03E02 - Carnal Express

On this edition of Hooked on T.J. Hooker we talk about the delightfully off the rails episode, Carnal Express! The episode that spawned the idea of a podcast back when it was just a twinkle in Eric's eye. It's about "white slavery" something we now might call human trafficking. Stacy goes undercover as a dancer to try to be abducted to help out with the case. T.J. has new neighbors that Romano finds arousing, but when isn't that creep aroused? A truly terrifying hour of television that can never be made today. Smoke that swamp weed and tune in.



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Saturday, January 26, 2019

S03E01 - The Return

On the SEASON THREE premiere, Hooker is at a crossroads. His wife, Fran and the kids, have been mysteriously whisked away to Oregon. T.J. Divorcee is now fully established to live in a fringe area: The Safari Inn! Dreams haunt him in this motel which make us wonder, what would it be like if Hooker was transformed into some kind of Freddy Krueger-like creature? The dreams were of Johnny, his partner who was shot to death by a ONE HANDED MAN prior to the series start, and now Hooker must become his avenging angel. We get glimpses of the Hooker past wherein he's a narc detective that "wore fresh clothes and had white rolls." This is a big episode on the T.J. Mythos and re-establishes the show to focus on the new partners: TJ & Romano, Stacy & Corrigan.



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Friday, December 21, 2018

S02E22 - Lady in Blue

SEASON TWO FINALE! A female officer asks Hooker out on a date but then in a sad turn of events, her leg is cut off by doctors. T.J. takes it upon himself to convince her to have the will to live again. Meanwhile steamed clams and gun heists are going on. So where's all the action going down? A place aptly called The Action. How's Prince Charles wrapped up in all of this? What would T.J. Hooker be like if he visited the UK? And what oh what will that Hunch of his do next?



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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

S02E21 - Payday Pirates

Suit up for an episode that was a horror to produce! Fran Hooker is back and gets pistol-whipped. Can T.J. and his trusty sidekick restore her damaged sight? Or is that best left to the doctors? Hendricks the Canadian Rogue that assaulted her gets tracked down by not only 4-ADAM-30 but also 4-ADAM-16. Officer Jim Corrigan BEGINS! Also how do you make a Frankfurterstein? You know, a zombie hot dog!



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Friday, September 28, 2018

S02E20 - The Hostages

On this episode we engage in an impression-off. Who will win, Ben or Eric? Or is that perhaps, a trick question? Jonathan Banks re-spawns as a different villain and we get the triumphant return of Fran Hooker (T.J.'s ex-wife!) Romano arrests a lady and speaking of ladies, lady cop Stacy Sheridan is taken hostage along with Fran and a little girl who needs an emergency procedure. Frank Doubleday (Escape from New York, Assault on Precinct 13) also guest stars as Banks' brother. Plus: Wes Anderson's T.J. Hooker and T.J. Matrix. Tune in or next time you won't clear the hospital gurney!




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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

S02E19 - Requiem for a Cop

Hit the reds! It's an all new Hooked on T.J. Hooker with what's that? David Caruso! He's a bomb planting arsonist working for a Management Company (imagine my shock) and then they all split the insurance money. It's a crooked enterprise and only the straightest of arrows can de...crookify it. Yeah. Hooker! This is a wacky episode ranging from Hunch exploration to soul catching. It's got it all and that's why you tune in: pure unadulterated nonsense.




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