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''[=McCloud=]'' is an American television police drama that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} from 1970 to 1977.

Dennis Weaver stars as Marshal Sam [=McCloud=], a law officer from Taos, UsefulNotes/NewMexico on semi-permanent "special assignment" with the New York City Police Department.

Not to be confused with the film ''Film/BrewsterMcCloud'', cartoonist Creator/ScottMcCloud, or a certain [[VideoGame/StarFox space fox]].
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!!''[=McCloud=]'' contains examples of:
* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: This trope was [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes originally named]] the [=McCloud=] Speech.
* TheCameo: At the end of "The Concrete Corral," the TV Western star who [=McCloud=] is told to keep an eye on is played by a disguised and uncredited Doug [=McClure=] (from ''The Virginian''/''The Man From Shiloh'').
* ChristmasEpisode: Season 7's "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas...".
* CowboyCop: A literal example.
* CurseCutShort: In the episode "Butch Cassidy Rides Again", a passenger on a train curses as the train whistle blows.
* DaChief: Chief of Detectives Peter B. Clifford.
* FishOutOfWater
* HeatWave: "This Must Be the Alamo" has the precinct dealing with this as well as a BigBlackout.
* McGuffin: The "Saracen Horse" in "The Million Dollar Roundup".
* NewYorkCityCops
* ReplacedTheThemeTune: Twice.
* ReunionShow: 1989's ''The Return Of Sam [=McCloud=]''. Unlike ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', this went no further.
* SayMyName: Chief Peter B. Clifford whenever New Mexico lawman Sam [=McCloud=] gets on his nerves, which is all the time.
* StrangeCopInAStrangeLand
* WheelProgram: The show was part of two of these, ''Four in One'' (1970) and ''Series/TheNBCMysteryMovie'' (1971-77).
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