History Series / Kojak

16th Mar '18 5:29:45 PM Saveelich
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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/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).

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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 (Creator/TellySavalas 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/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).
11th Mar '18 1:51:09 AM jormis29
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* TitleDrop: "Death Is Not A Passing Grade." Yes, someone ([[RetroactiveRecognition James Woods]], no less) actually says it.

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* TitleDrop: "Death Is Not A Passing Grade." Yes, someone ([[RetroactiveRecognition James Woods]], (Creator/JamesWoods, [[RetroactiveRecognition no less) less]]) actually says it.
3rd Feb '18 9:13:41 PM nombretomado
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* NewYorkCityCops
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.
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