Tenspeed and Brown Shoe: It’s Easier to Pass an Elephant Through the Eye of a Needle Than a Bad Check in Bel Air TV Show  » TV  »
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  • In this seventh episode, I think he outdid himself
  • While I enjoy this series, it can be scattered

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      Stephen J. Cannell is the power behind the 1980 series, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. For whatever reason, he decided to make the titles extremely colorful and long, as in real long, much of the time. In this seventh episode, I think he outdid himself. The title of the show is

      It’s Easier to Pass an Elephant Through the Eye of a Needle Than a Bad Check in Bel Air. Now that’s a long title, and good luck to anyone who can remember it!

      The series revolves around the unlikely pair of Lionel Whitney and E.L. ‘Tenspeed’ Turner. Lionel believes in justice and right for ...


      • all, while Tenspeed believes in looking out for number one, and that usually means going from con to con. However, they’ve come together to run a private detective agency, with Lionel learning to be a bit more creative and Tenspeed realizing that maybe going straight isn’t so bad.

        There are a couple of nice

        performances in the hour, including ones by Robert Alda and Dick Anthony Williams, but the actual story isn’t one that tends to stick with you. It’s forgettable. While I enjoy this series, it can be scattered. The acting is often what keeps its head above water, and that’s the case for this outing.




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