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''Ironside'' is a 1967-1975 CrimeAndPunishmentSeries whose main character is wheelchair-bound chief detective Robert T. Ironside, played by ''Franchise/PerryMason'' star Creator/RaymondBurr.

Seasons 1-3 are currently available on [[http://www.hulu.com/ironside Hulu]]. The first four seasons are available via DVD on Region 1, while the entire series is available in Australia.

A [[Series/{{Ironside 2013}} remake]] was launched on NBC in fall 2013, starring Blair Underwood - and lasted [[ShortRunner four episodes]] (out of nine produced).

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!!Tropes featured include:

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Detective Robert T. Ironside.
* BananaInTheTailpipe: Used to fill the car with carbon monoxide and knock out its inhabitants.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: "The Man Who Believed" and "Once More for Joey" both feature Ironside investigating the mysterious deaths of hippie musicians who were known for going barefoot.
* CrossOver: With ''The Bold Ones: The New Doctors'' (also produced by Raymond Burr's company Harbour Productions Unlimited).
* ExoticDetective: Ironside.
* GeniusCripple: Ironside himself.
* TheGenerationGap: Considering that the series takes place in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco during TheSixties and TheSeventies, this trope is inevitable.
* MarketBasedTitle: When TheBBC bought this for the UK it was billed as ''A Man Called Ironside'' for no apparent reason.
* PilotMovie
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Two in a row at the end of the seventh season - "Riddle At 24,000" (about a crime-solving doctor played by Desi Arnaz) and the two-parter "Amy Prentiss: AKA The Chief" (revolving around San Francisco's first female chief of detectives, played by JessicaWalter). ''Dr. Durango'' (the name of the proposed former series) didn't sell, but ''Amy Prentiss'' joined the lineup for ''Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie'' the following season.
* ReunionShow: 1993's ''The Return Of Ironside'' (sadly, Raymond Burr passed away not long after it first aired).
* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: The series' setting.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: When Barbara Anderson (who won an Emmy for playing Eve Whitfield) left the series to get married, Elizabeth Baur - that's her in the page image - took over as Fran Belding.
* SyndicationTitle: It was syndicated as ''[[TheEponymousShow The Raymond Burr Show]]''.
* TyopOnTheCover: In "The Man Who Believed", guest character Samantha Dain is misspelled as "Samantha Dian" onscreen.
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