The Mod Squad TV Series

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The Mod Squad TV Series
An overview of The Mod Squad TV Servies

This article provides an overview of the Mod Squad TV series. It includes an overview of the show’s premise and its characters. Also, it includes a list of the season episodes, a video of the opening credits, ratings and reviews and how to buy it on DVD.

Series Overview: The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad is a television series that ran on ABC network from 1968 to 1973. The innovative and hip television series starred actors Michael Cole, Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Tige Andrews.

The Mod Squad TV series is a police crime drama featuring three young and hip crime fighters. The casting for the Mod Squad television series was intended to appeal primarily to a young audience.

The basic premise of the Mod Squad television show is the police department offers several young people an opportunity to work fighting crime as an alternative to being incarcerated themselves. This was certainly a unique twist for a show in the 70’s.

The TV show’s primary gimmick centered on the three cops using their youthful, hippie personas as a disguise to allow them to get close to the criminals they were investigating – somewhat of an undercover type of operation. The Squad was comprised of one white kid, one black kid, and one blonde girl. The team is led by Captain Greer, (Tige Andrews).

The Mod Squad television show was moderately popular during its run of five seasons and 123 episodes.  The “old school” show portrayed a multicultural society and dealt with issues of racial politics, drug culture, and counterculture in a progressive way.

Executive Producers

The executive producers of the series were the well-known Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.

List of Mod Squad Episodes by Season

The series ran for five seasons with a total of 124 episodes. Following is a list of episodes for each season.

Season 1

The first season has a total of 26 episodes:

  1. The Teeth of the Barracuda
  2. Bad Man on Campus
  3. What a Pretty Bus
  4. Smitty Comes Marching Home
  5. You Can’t Tell the Players Without a Programmer
  6. A Time to Love, A Time to Cry
  7. Find Tara Chapman
  8. The Price of Terror
  9. Quiet Weekend in the Country
  10. Love
  11. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Starlet
  12. The Guru
  13. The Sunday Drivers
  14. Hello Mother, My Name Is Julie
  15. Flight Five Doesn’t Answer
  16. Shell Game
  17. Fear Is the Bucking Horse
  18. A Hint of Darkness, A Hint of Light
  19. The Uptight Town
  20. Reign of Guns
  21. Run for the Money
  22. Child of Sorrow, Child of Light
  23. Keep the Faith, Baby
  24. Captain Greer, Call Surgery
  25. Peace Now Arly Blau
  26. Seat by the Window

Season 2

The second season has 26 episodes.

  1. The Girl in Chair Nine
  2. My Name Is Manolette
  3. An Eye for an Eye
  4. Ride the Man Down
  5. To Linc with Love
  6. Lisa
  7. Confrontation!
  8. Willie Poor Boy
  9. The Death of Bill Hannachek
  10. A Place to Run, A Heart to Hide In
  11. The Healer
  12. In This Corner, Sol Albert
  13. Never Give the Fuzz an Even Break
  14. The Debt
  15. Sweet Child of Terror
  16. King of Empty Cups
  17. A Town Called Sincere
  18. The Exile
  19. Survival House
  20. Mother of Sorrow
  21. The Deadly Sin
  22. Time for Remembering
  23. Return to Darkness, Return to Light
  24. Call Back Yesterday
  25. Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot?
  26. The Loser

Season 3

The third season has 24 episodes.

  1. Long Road Home
  2. See the Eagles Dying
  3. Who Are the Keepers, Who Are the Inmates?
  4. A Is for Annie
  5. Song of Willie
  6. Search And Destroy
  7. Just Ring the Bell Once
  8. Welcome to the Human Race, Levi Frazee!
  9. A Far Away Place So Near
  10. Time of Hyacinths
  11. Judas Trap
  12. Fever
  13. Is There Anyone Left Is Santa Paula?
  14. A Short Course in War
  15. Kicks Incorporated
  16. Bummer for RJ
  17. Hot, Hot Car
  18. Suffer, Little Children
  19. Is That Justice? No, It’s Law.
  20. A Double for Danger
  21. Welcome to Our City
  22. The Comeback
  23. We Spy
  24. Price of Love

Season 4

The fourth season has 24 episodes.

  1. Sentinels
  2. Cricket
  3. Home Is the Streets
  4. Survival
  5. The Color of Laughter, Color of Tears
  6. The Medicine Men
  7. Sands of Anger
  8. The Poisoned Mind
  9. Exit the Closer
  10. Whatever Happened to Linc Hayes?
  11. And a Little Child Shall Bleed Them
  12. The Loser
  13. Death of a Nobody
  14. Feet of Clay
  15. Am My Brother’s Keeper
  16. Deal with the Devil
  17. Kill Gently, Sweet Jessie
  18. Shockwave
  19. No More Oak Leaves for Ernie Holland
  20. The Cave
  21. Wild Weekend
  22. Tangled Web
  23. Outside Position
  24. Big George

Season 5

The fifth season has 24 episodes.

  1. The Connection – Part 1
  2. The Connection – Part 2
  3. The Thunder Makers
  4. Yesterday’s Ashes
  5. Gift for Jenny
  6. Taps, Play It Louder
  7. Eyes of the Beholder
  8. Good Times Are Just Memories
  9. Corbey
  10. Can You Hear Me Out There?
  11. Another Final Game
  12. Crime Club
  13. The Twain
  14. Belinda End of Little Miss Bubble Gum
  15. Kristie
  16. Sanctuary
  17. Run, Lincoln, Run
  18. Don’t Kill My Child
  19. Death in High Places
  20. Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death
  21. Scion of Death
  22. Night Holds Terror
  23. Cry Uncle
  24. And Once for My Baby

Watch a preview of the show:

Ratings and Reviews

The Mod Squad has a rating of 7 out of 10 stars on IMDB and 7.9 out of 10 stars on TV.com. The DVD’s are rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com.


Buy it on DVD

Mod Squad// Complete Collection/all 5 seasons,124 episodes

If you’re interested in owning the series on DVD, its available at Amazon.com for just $27.50.

The DVD box set includes all five season with 124 episodes. It has 20 individual discs. Some include bonus footage. This particular box set has a rating of 4.5 out of five stars.


More Information

If you would like to learn more about the series, visit the Wikipedia page for more information. Also, check out other Police Crime Dramas on DVD.

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