So who remembers playing Starsky and Hutch in the school playground? Well, I certainly do, and I also remember the squabbling over who would play which character.
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, with the first series being shown on a Wednesday evening at 10pm. The second season was moved to a Saturday night slot.
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 the role of Hutch.
SEASON ONE OPENING TITLES AND THEME TUNE
More dramatic and less funky would probably sum-up the series one music. I really like this, but the funky series two theme is still a firm favourite!
SEASON FOUR OPENING TITLES AND THEME TUNE
STARSKY AND HUTCH ANNUALS
The David Soul Gift book (1978) featured an array of exclusive photos and essential facts. It was published by Stafford Pemberton Publishing who also published annuals for a wide range of other classic 70s and 80s TV shows including Magnum, Charlies Angels, The Professionals and The Six Million Dollar Man., to name but a few.