Highway Patrol: Hypo Bandit TV Show  » TV  »
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  • The problem is that he's not a nurse and he never had training on how to use the hypo
  • What this really is in my opinion is exposition, using the wife's supposed innocence as the way to tell the viewer what's going on and why
  • Unfortunately, she sounds like a dingbat, a pretty one, but never the less, she's not thinking on all cylinders
  • I was actually surprised and impressed by her actions

    • by Orrymain
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      Hypo Bandit was the opening episode for Highway Patrol’s third season. Broderick Crawford continues to star as Chief Dan Mathews, who heads up the California Highway Patrol. What I missed, though, were the presence of recurring actors William Boyett and Stuart Whitman, neither of whom appeared here.

      In this show, Joe Varnum (Richard Vath), quits his job at a nursing home and takes off with his new wife, Anita (Elinor Dale),


      only it’s not a honeymoon they are going on, but a robbery spree.

      The unique aspect of the drama has Varnum using a hypo to knock out the person in the stores being robbed. This gives him about four hours to get far away. The problem is that he’s not a nurse and he never had training on how to use the hypo. Not injecting it correctly could cause death, and ...


      • that’s what finally happens.

        Towards the beginning of the show, Anita and Joe are off the road, enjoying a meal, when they have a conversation. What this really is in my opinion is exposition, using the wife’s supposed innocence as the way to tell the viewer what’s going on and why. Unfortunately, she sounds like a dingbat, a pretty one, but never the less, she’s not thinking on all cylinders.

        They’ve been doing their robbery routine for four days straight, so why she would wait until now to have this chat is odd.

        That said, Anita redeems herself at the end by not being the total pushover. She’s guilty as sin, but at least she didn’t act like a dingbat. I was actually surprised and impressed by her actions.

        All in all, it was a good show and a decent opening to a new year.




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