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Simon & Simon

Ain't Gonna Get It from Me, Jack (Season 8, Episode 5)
TV Episode | Action, Drama, Mystery

Jerry Orbach gives a classic performance as a talk-show host closely modeled on Morton Downey Jr. -- a highly conservative, highly combative man who whips his audiences into frenzies (all pre-staged to attract viewers). The host actually ...See moreJerry Orbach gives a classic performance as a talk-show host closely modeled on Morton Downey Jr. -- a highly conservative, highly combative man who whips his audiences into frenzies (all pre-staged to attract viewers). The host actually has a smart, brave side which he tries hard to conceal -- but he saves Cecelia's life when both of them are menaced by a stalker. When a fight breaks out in the studio during a taping (exactly mirroring a fight on Geraldo Rivera's talk show the very day before this episode was broadcast) someone in the overhead lighting grid takes advantage to start blasting away at the host with a huge revolver. A.J. and Rick identify the stalker and start hunting for him as he goes over the wall into an adjacent empty studio, but can they stop him before he kills the talk show host, who also went next door? Written by Peter Harris See less
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Philip DeGuere Jr. (created by) (as Philip DeGuere) | Martin Pasko | Rebecca Parr Cioffi (as Rebecca Parr)
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Edit Released
Updated Nov 5, 1988

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Nov 5, 1988 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Gerald McRaney
Rick Simon Rick Simon   See fewer
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Jameson Parker
A.J. Simon A.J. Simon   See fewer
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Mary Carver
Cecilia Simon Cecilia Simon   See fewer
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Joan McMurtrey
Lt. Abigail Marsh (credit only) Lt. Abigail Marsh (credit only)   See fewer
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Jerry Orbach
Harrison / Malcolm Shanley III Harrison / Malcolm Shanley III   See fewer
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David Paymer
Brian Sadler Brian Sadler   See fewer
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Kathy Garver
Karen Davidson Karen Davidson   See fewer
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Eric Poppick
Abner Pahlmquist Abner Pahlmquist   See fewer
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Allan Wasserman
Ed Malekowski Ed Malekowski   See fewer
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Cary J. Pitts
Security Chief (as Cary Pitts) Security Chief (as Cary Pitts)   See fewer
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Ezekiel Moss
Rastafarian Rastafarian   See fewer
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Jenny Bourgeois
Melanie Melanie   See fewer
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Gary Pitts
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Ratings Breakdown

7.3 / 10 | 23 votes