Starsky & Hutch Opening Titles & Theme Tune (Series Two)
That funky 70's theme music is just awesome isn't it? However, as you will see in other videos lower down the page, there were several different theme tunes and title sequences. But this particular one (from series two, I believe) was my favourite, by far. Sadly, I haven't managed to locate the series three opening titles, but will add them as soon as I can find them.
Starsky and Hutch started out as a 90 minute pilot movie, before 92 (1 hour) episodes of the American cop show were aired on the ABC network between 1975 and 1979.
David Michael Starsky (the dark-haired one) was a U.S. army veteran and was streetwise, but rather moody and never stopped eating. He was played by Paul Michael Glaser. Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchinson (the blonde one) was rather more serious and reserved and was played by David Soul.
In many episodes the undercover cops would dart around the fictional streets of Bay City, California in Starsky's Ford Gran Torino (nicknamed the Striped Tomato) which was red with a huge white vector stripe. However, if the characters needed to work apart then Hutch's rather battered, cream-coloured (or was it tan?) 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 would make an appearance.
The two other main charcater's in the series were the street-wise Huggy Bear (played by Antonio Fargas) and Captain Harold C. Dobey (played by Bernie Hamilton).
I was a huge fan of the series and managed to persuade my parents to buy me a toy model of the Gran Torino car. This was also a favourite in the school playground, and as I had blonde hair (which, unfortunately faded to mousey brown as I became an adult!) I would usually play Hutch.
The iconic Gran Torino used by Starsky & Hutch