History Series / Kojak

2nd Aug '17 5:52:21 AM ClintEastwood
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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role besides [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time he played Blofeld]]). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Creator/EdgarAllenPoe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role besides [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time he played Blofeld]]). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Creator/EdgarAllenPoe.Creator/EdgarAllanPoe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).
2nd Aug '17 5:51:16 AM ClintEastwood
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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role besides [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time he played Blofeld]]). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role besides [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time he played Blofeld]]). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe.Creator/EdgarAllenPoe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).



* CaliforniaDoubling: Although later episodes featured extensive location shooting in Manhattan, the show's version of NYC frequently looked an awful lot like Los Angeles or at least the "New York Street" at Universal Studios.



* [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]]/DownerEnding: The episode "Monkey on a String" is about a down-on-his-luck cop who gets increasingly caught up with a rich criminal who pays him handsomely for supplying information, thus saving him from various debts and allowing him to splash out on his beautiful wife. Things come to a head as the cop is eventually asked to commit OneLastJob for the criminal - a takedown of a witness that could land the criminal in jail. After a series of complications the cop ends up in the same car as the witness and his partner as the killers arrive to take the hit. The cop saves the witness and his partner [[spoiler:but he gets killed in the process, and dies mid-sentence asking Kojak to tell his wife something]]. ''Damn.''

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* [[BittersweetEnding Bittersweet]]/DownerEnding: Bittersweet]][=]/[=]DownerEnding: The episode "Monkey on a String" is about a down-on-his-luck cop who gets increasingly caught up with a rich criminal who pays him handsomely for supplying information, thus saving him from various debts and allowing him to splash out on his beautiful wife. Things come to a head as the cop is eventually asked to commit OneLastJob for the criminal - a takedown of a witness that could land the criminal in jail. After a series of complications the cop ends up in the same car as the witness and his partner as the killers arrive to take the hit. The cop saves the witness and his partner [[spoiler:but he gets killed in the process, and dies mid-sentence asking Kojak to tell his wife something]]. ''Damn.''



* SweetTooth / TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kojak and his lollipops, as always.

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* SweetTooth / SweetTooth[=]/[=] TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kojak and his lollipops, as always.
26th May '17 5:29:52 AM justanid
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->''"Who loves ya baby?"''

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->''"Who loves ya baby?"''
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21st Feb '17 9:24:11 AM nightkiller
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The show's version of NYC looked an awful lot like Los Angeles.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: The Although later episodes featured extensive location shooting in Manhattan, the show's version of NYC frequently looked an awful lot like Los Angeles.Angeles or at least the "New York Street" at Universal Studios.
26th Dec '16 7:50:28 PM alchixinren
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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role).role besides [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService that one time he played Blofeld]]). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).
18th Dec '16 8:35:13 AM Temmere
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* HardboiledDetective: Kojak's speech was clearly inspired by a lot of hard-boiled fiction, such as when he forces a guy to jump from a pier, then tells a subordinate, "Look, there's some ''debris'' floatin' in the river. Would you fish it out before it pollutes the entire eastern seaboard?"
12th Oct '16 1:52:36 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Kojak''''' was a PoliceProcedural drama that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1973-78.

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'''''Kojak''''' ''Kojak'' was a PoliceProcedural drama that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1973-78.
23rd Mar '16 5:20:55 PM DrRomoray
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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisinglysympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisinglysympathetic sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).
23rd Mar '16 5:05:57 PM DrRomoray
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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series was named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisingly understanding and even sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: James Caan-like Detective Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Detective Stavros (George Savalas), and the sagelike Captain [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series was is named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisingly understanding and even sympathetic surprisinglysympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: James Caan-like Detective wet-behind-the-ears Det. Crocker (Kevin Dobson), slovenly Detective Det. Stavros (George Savalas), and the sagelike Captain fretful Cpn. [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).


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* DirtyCop: Det. Ferro in the season one episode "Web of Death". Ferro finds out his wife is stepping out on him, kills the boyfriend, and attempts to cover it up without much success.
-->'''Kojak''': Frank, it hurts. I pinned the gold on him myself.\\
'''[=McNeil=]''': No need to gouge yourself, Theo. He kept it polished.\\
'''Kojak''': Mm hmm, until last night.
21st Mar '16 6:30:54 PM DrRomoray
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'''''Kojak''''' was a PoliceProcedural drama that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1973-78. Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series was s named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''you dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisingly understanding and even sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: James Caan-like Detective Crocker (Kevin Dobson), fuzzy Detective Stavros (George Savalas), and the sagelike Captain [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).

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'''''Kojak''''' was a PoliceProcedural drama that aired on Creator/{{CBS}} from 1973-78.

Set in "Manhattan South" (New York City's Thirteenth Precinct), the series was s named for Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak (Telly Savalas in his most famous role). He might not observe all the niceties when it comes to his $240-a-week-after-taxes job, but he gets the job done, ''you ''ya dig?'' A Greek-American who pronounces the "w" in "sword," this cop knows who Confucius is, and has read Edgar Allen Poe. He grew up in a "sewer" he now wants to clean up, but he's also surprisingly understanding and even sympathetic to the junkies, whores, stoolies, and other damaged people he encounters. After all, he grew up alongside them, in the same neighborhood. Also added to the mix are members of his squad: James Caan-like Detective Crocker (Kevin Dobson), fuzzy slovenly Detective Stavros (George Savalas), and the sagelike Captain [=McNeil=] (Dan Frazer).
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