Jake and the Fatman: Season 1, Vol. 1
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McCabe was a cigar smoking 'tough' guy who had his dog follow him everywhere (or sit still and do nothing) and Jake was a 'suave' (back then) guy who almost always got the girl. Each episode was usually a new story and by todays standards, it's very old school but to me, that is some of the appeal. I loved the chemistry between McCabe and Jake - almost like a father and son relationship. There was also Derek Mitchell who always tried his best to impress McCabe, but never seemed to do so. He was a little goofy, especially in Jake's shadow.
It's definately worth checking out. It's much better than Riptide which Joe Penny (Jake) also starred in. I recommend it if you like the old style of getting the bad guys.
Please note that my rating is a reflection of the HORRIBLE decision to release only half a season with a pathetic "rip-off" price tag.
This is a very entertaining late 80's, early 90's crime drama. It deserves to be released as a reasonably priced FULL SEASON. If a production company is going to offer only half season releases, they need to price them CORRECTLY ($17.99 to $19.99 per half season).
Should you decide to purchase this set, you'll be treated to episodes featuring some great guest stars, such as; Robert Culp (I Spy, Greatest American Hero), Dwight Schultz (The A-Team), Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), Mark Goddard (Lost in Space), and many more. While season five is a long way off, I really enjoyed the addition of Melody Anderson to the cast (Flash Gordon - 1980).
Great to see this series arrive on DVD. A shame that consumers once again get the shaft!
The 106 hour-long episodes of this police drama were originally broadcast on CBS from 1987 to 1992. This DVD contains the first half of the 23 episodes from the first season, 21 regular episodes and a two-part pilot, which actually ran "after" the show had premiered. Season One was set in Los Angeles, then the series moved to Hawaii. All 23 episode titles and their original air-dates are detailed below.
The interaction of the two title characters in the series will remind you of "Hardcastle and McCormick " (1983) and it is reasonable to believe that the producers copied that show to get the same dynamic. But the two title characters in the first season of "Jake and the Fatman" could be considered the most authentic looking of any police drama. While Conrad's character on "Cannon" was dubbed "Cannonball" by Mad Magazine, lampooning was unnecessary with the "Fatman" character. Like "Cannon" he groans and complains but manages to get his man by the end of each episode. But while "Cannon" at least looked presentable, the "Fatman's" grooming makes him look he's been staying in a homeless shelter and staining his tie in soup kitchens.Read more ›
Personally, I don't consider people who bought this DVD as stupid or mislead or "puppets of the industry." We're just fans, fans who hope that sales are good & we get the rest of Jake and the Fatman on DVD!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
its nice to see someone on TV that isn't a size zero. I love that he has his dog everywhere.Published 12 months ago by Valerie
William Conrad and Joe Penny were great in this series. Good viewing in its dayPublished 15 months ago by Peter Criddle
One very satisfied customer. The price, packaging and quality of the product all met my expectations. And the delivery was on time.Published 16 months ago by amazonshopper1
Good show when it was on. If you liked Cannon...you'll like Jake & The Fatman too !Published 16 months ago by J. M. Fears
I love the Jake and the Fatman series. I have purchased the first two seasons. I loved the show when it was on television. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Smiley R
Love the old 60's series and love William Conrad a d Joe Penny!! So nice to watch some of the oldies but goodies!!Published 19 months ago by lb29
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