Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: Savage Says: The Most Dangerous Bird Is the Jailbird TV Show  » TV  »
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  • Hamilton is more Goldblum's size, so my only regret on this account is that they didn't somehow figure out a way for him to participate in the scam a little and then maybe dress very dapper-like, which Hamilton is known for

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      Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum return for the sixth episode of this 1980 show, known as Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: Savage Says: “The Most Dangerous Bird Is the Jailbird.” These ‘Savage Says’ titles refer to novels which Lionel Whitney (Goldblum) reads all the time. The hero of those stories is a gumshoe named Mark Savage, and that character and his exploits are often tied into the themes of the shows,

      such as it does in this one.

      I do find myself wondering how actor George Hamilton became so prominent in this particular episode. He’s not it, never did do a show, has no ties to it at all that I’m aware of, but he’s mentioned constantly. Part of that set up is that Tenspeed (Vereen) is staying at Hamilton’s very nice home. He’s supposed to be caregiving to an eagle,


      • which is really a hawk. It’s all a scam, of course, and much of the action actually does take place in Hamilton’s TV home.

        One of my favorite bits has Tenspeed wearing Hamilton’s robe and complaining that nothing fits. Hamilton is more Goldblum’s size, so my only regret on this account is that they didn’t somehow figure out a way for him to participate in the scam a little and then

        maybe dress very dapper-like, which Hamilton is known for. It was a missed opportunity.

        Other than that, the show is a pretty typical case/scam, with Lionel trying to help a lady get out under the foot of a mobster type character so she can live with the man of her dreams. It’s not quite that simple in resolving it, but it has its moments.

        Solid guest star performance include Richard Romanus and Shelley Smith.




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