''Scarecrow and Mrs. King'' (Creator/{{CBS}}, 1983-87) is a UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era spy show about a divorced housewife who, through a chance meeting, ends up working for a secret government agency. The series is built around the growing romantic relationship between secret agent Lee Stetson, a.k.a. Scarecrow (Bruce Boxleitner) and Amanda King (Kate Jackson) as they fall in love and eventually get secretly married.

As of early 2013, all four seasons have been released on DVD.

!!Tropes featured include:

* ActionMom: Amanda. She's no trained agent, but she has no fear about putting herself in the middle of a situation.
* {{Adorkable}}: Amanda often rambles when she is nervous.
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: IFF, Amanda's house, Lee's apartment, the bad guys are everywhere.
* AlmostKiss: Multiple times, such as in "Sour Grapes", when they are interrupted by Amanda's mother.
* AmicableExes: Amanda and Joe King, for the most part.
* BadassUnintentional: Amanda King.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Amanda is ''very'' nice -- until she is provoked into being less so. She can [[TapOnTheHead clomp people over the head]] with a piece of furniture and then shrug her shoulders and smile ever-so-demurely as if to say that she really wants to get back into [[StayInTheKitchen the kitchen]], but right now of course she has to maim enemy agents, alas.
* BoundAndGagged:
** Amanda and Lee, regularly.
** Francine in an episode towards the end of the series.
* CatchPhrase: For Amanda: "Oh, my God!" It actually saved her life during a fight with an impostor.
* CityOfSpies: Set in 1980s Washington, D.C., which was very much a real-life example of this.
* CodeName: Scarecrow. The series eventually revealed that Lee's codename was part of a ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''-themed set which also included Dorothy and Tin Man.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Amanda
* DaChief: Billy Melrose
* DamselInDistress: Amanda, Francine, and Dotty, as well as the occasional guest star.
* DeadlyDelivery: Please sign for this snake-in-a-box.
* DeadpanSnarker: Francine
* TheFaceless: Dean. So boring cameras can't record his face.
* FlatWhat: Amanda gives us a classic example in "Stemwinder".
* FrontOrganisation: IFF.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Apparently trained agents use these.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Amanda again; also see ItSeemedTrivial.
* IHaveMyWays: From the episode "The First Time":
-->'''Amanda''': How did you find me? \\
'''Lee''': We have our ways.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Amanda often comes up with one.
* ItSeemedTrivial: Averted. Part of what makes Amanda so useful is that she has access to knowledge that loners like Scarecrow wouldn't. Such as, in the pilot, recognizing a certain TV chef's recipes.
* KnightInSourArmor: Scarecrow
* LighterAndSofter: You would not realize this as the same genre Creator/JohnLeCarre or even Creator/IanFleming wrote in. Heck, ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'' is often DarkerAndEdgier than this.
* MeetCute
* MistakenForBadass: Amanda is one of the best examples. While not mistaken exactly, she slips into the spy game accidentally. In one episode, she is even mistaken for ''Scarecrow'' by the Russians.
* NoodleIncident: Scarecrow and Francine constantly reference previous missions we know nothing about. Billy gets in on the action occasionally too. "Remember Grenada?"
* OutsideRide: Multiple times per season.
* ParentalObliviousness: Amanda's mother Dotty takes this to new levels
* {{Ruritania}}: There are two episodes in Germany and one in Austria that play upon this.
* SecretRelationship: How the series maintains the tension after TheyDo.
* SpotTheImposter: When Amanda and her double slip off a rooftop during a fight and find themselves hanging on for their lives, she instinctively screams her CatchPhrase. Upon which Lee pulls her to safety, and the impostor, dressed exactly like her, falls to her death.
* SpyFiction
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Amanda has a tendency to go off on long and spectacularly irrelevant-sounding rambles which have the other characters staring bemusedly (and which usually end with her [[EurekaMoment coming up with a clue that solves the case]]).
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: In the first season episode "Weekend", Lee and Amanda are sent to a resort as a married couple. After giving Amanda a hard time about junior agents having to take the couch, Lee explains he will be staking out the room of a potential kidnapping target all night.
* TriggerPhrase: Listen to the duck, Lee.
* UndercoverAsLovers
* WunzaPlot