[[caption-width-right:320:Left to right: Linc, Julie, Greer and Pete.]]

''The Mod Squad'' is a television series that ran on Creator/{{ABC}} from September 24, 1968, until August 23, 1973. This series starred Michael Cole as Peter Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer.

''The Mod Squad'' was a police drama that featured three young, hip crime fighters. "One White, One Black, One Blonde," was the promotional hype-line. The basic premise was that three young people in trouble with the law (wealthy Pete stole a car; Linc was arrested during the Watts riots; Julie ran away from her UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco prostitute mother) can avoid jail by infiltrating the counterculture and exposing criminals who prey on other kids. The show's premise centered on the three young officers using their youthful, hippie personas as a guise to get close to the criminals they investigated.
!!''The Mod Squad'' contains examples of:

* BaitAndSwitchCredits: The opening credits always made it appear as if Captain Greer was some bad guy pursuing the heroes when he was in fact their benevolent boss.
* BoxedCrook: The three primary heroes.
* DawsonCasting: Despite the series' concept of featuring three "young, hip" cops able to identify with "young people", Pete and Linc were actually played by actors who turned 30 in 1970 and 1969, respectively - making them no younger than most mid-career cops. (Averted with Peggy Lipton, who was only 22 when the series started.)
* TheFilmOfTheSeries: In 1999 (starring Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi as Julie, Linc and Pete).
* ReactionaryFantasy
* ReunionShow: 1979's ''Return of the Mod Squad'', where the Squad reunites to investigate an attack on now Deputy Chief Greer. It later turns out to be only a ruse for a revenge plot on the Squad itself.
* SoulBrotha: Linc Hayes
* TokenTrio: Perhaps the prototypical example.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl