Starsky & Hutch: Season 1 Episode 3 - Death Ride A solid but not great episode for a show that still seems to be finding it's groove. The guys have to protect a gangsters daughter, and seem to get a lot more than they bargain for with all kinds of people on both sides of the law more interested than seems logical. Mannix: Season 2 Episode 4 - To the Swiftest, Death Mannix decides to pick up a new hobby: auto racing. As luck would have it a death takes place during his first race. It appears to be an accident but the drivers wife (Jill Ireland) thinks it was murder and hires Mannix to check it out. Much like the Starsky and Hutch episode above, a variety of good guys and bad guys don't want Joe to dig in. For a change Joe does not get beat up in this episode. (Instead he gets shot in the arm.) Maybe my favorite part of the episode was seeing Hugh Beaumont in a small roll as a fed. I don't think I had ever seen him in anything except Leave It To Beaver. Gunsmoke: Season 1 Episode 1 - Matt Gets It Doug Wallen's great write ups of this series inspired me to get it off the shelf. Because it had been so long since I watched it I started back at the very beginning. I love the John Wayne intro and enjoyed the episode. It was interesting to me to see a very young Amanda Blake playing Kitty as a much less assertive character than I remember from later years. Beverly Hillbillies: Season 3 Episode 5: Doctor Jed Clampett I enjoyed this episode which had Jed getting an honorary doctorate degree which of course caused the entire clan to assume he could hang out a shingle as a medical doctor. Granny is jealous, Jethro is stupid and great fun follows.