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Series / Ohara

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A Short-Lived American Police Procedural that stars Pat Morita as the titular character as he heads a LAPD unit as he uses unconventional methods to solve crimes.

It is notable for being one of the few shows to have a Japanese-American (Morita) as a lead.

The show also featured Kevin Conroy, Jon Polito, Madge Sinclair, Catherine Keener, Richard Yniguez, Robert Clohessy, Rachel Ticotin, and Meagen Fay.

It aired on ABC for two seasons.

Tropes for the series:

  • Officer O'Hara: The show plays and averts this trope - "Ohara" (without an apostrophe) is a Japanese name, and the title character, Police Chief Ohara, was played by Pat Morita.
  • One-Word Title:
    • Pilot.
    • Eddie.
    • Darryl.
    • Will.
    • Toshi.
    • Terry.
    • Louie.
    • Laura.
    • Jesse.
    • Frannie.
    • Brian.
    • X.
  • Private Detective: Ohara and Shave later become private detectives in season two due to some retooling of the show.
  • Tagline: "He doesn't drive. He doesn't shoot. He doesn't punch. And he doesn't lose. Ohara. The un-cop".