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Jake and the Fatman 

Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.
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5   4   3   2   1  
1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   1987  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
William Conrad ...  Jason Lochinvar 'Fatman' McCabe 103 episodes, 1987-1992
Joe Penny ...  Jake Styles 103 episodes, 1987-1992
Alan Campbell Alan Campbell ...  Derek Mitchell 103 episodes, 1987-1992
Olga Russell Olga Russell ...  Lisbeth Berkeley-Smythe 44 episodes, 1989-1992
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

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Crime | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

William Conrad and Joe Penny were first teamed together in an episode of Matlock, "The Don," in 1986 although they played different characters. Jake and the Fatman introduced the character of Dr. Mark Sloane in an episode in 1991, before Diagnosis Murder began the following season. All three programs were created/produced by Dean Hargrove. See more »

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Referenced in The Goldbergs: A Kick-Ass Risky Business Party (2015) See more »

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An Honest Review
9 February 2019 | by generationofswineSee all my reviews

Magnum P.I., Riptide (my personal favorite), Simon & Simon, and all the other little detective shows that were on during the late 70s and early 80s network battles were light entertainment.

It's not to say that they weren't great entertainment, but just that the tone of the shows were less stressful and more family friendly.

Jake and the Fatman got a bit darker. The action and comedy were still there, but it sort of feels like the older sibling of detective shows. And it does so in almost the same way that Columbo feels like the adult in the room of detective shows from that era.

However, it's still entertaining fair that I would love to see brought back in some form. Buddy detective shows are a lot better than police procedural melodramas.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes) | (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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