You hear a song on the radio. Maybe it’s about a steadfast partnership, me-and-thee against the world. Or maybe it’s about losing faith in the system and questioning your place in the world. Does it make you think of Starsky & Hutch? It does for us! In this episode we pick eight songs and discuss what makes them perfect songs for this show.
For months, Rachel has had only one episode of Starsky & Hutch left unseen: Huggy Can’t Go Home. We watch and discuss this unusual episode. Also, we discover a Barenaked Ladies song that mentions S&H, and talk about why S&H came up in Rhod Gilbert’s radio show.
Talking points in this episode include David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser’s guest-roles in The Streets of San Francisco, Bernie Hamilton’s 1964 film One Potato, Two Potato, trying to make Starsky & Hutch minifigs at a LEGO store, and recent fanzine purchases.
We interview Pat, or D P Patricks this week, who was so enraptured by the partnership of Starsky & Hutch when it first aired that she moved out to Hollywood and got a job on the show doing legal and production research. Come listen to her memories of meeting the cast and crew, her experience of seeing the show get made, and her joy at discovering online fandom in 2014!
It’s that time again: when we take a break from talking about Starsky & Hutch and instead try drinks we’ve never had before and review them! Also, we still talk about Starsky & Hutch quite a bit. Hutch would be into kombucha, right?
In this episode we try two traditional kombuchas and four soda-kombucha fusions.
As the current runner of both SHareCon and the S&H Advent Calendar, Flamingo has a big hand in keeping the Starsky & Hutch fandom vibrant and alive. Come listen to me and Rachel interview her about what it takes to run a convention, a particularly disastrous SHareCon of the past, and what it takes to be in one fandom for decades.
What do all SHareCon attendees have in common? A love of Starsky and Hutch, and a desire to befriend other fans. Other than that, the differences abound! We set up a microphone at SHareCon and interviewed a flock of fans: fans from the original broadcast run, new fans just discovering the show, long-time con-goers, first-time con-goers, cosplayers, artists, vidders, readers, writers, and editors!
What do you get when 50-some fans gather in Baltimore to celebrate Starsky & Hutch? SHareCon! Monica and Rachel tell Jen all about the great time they had, the zines and merch they got, the vids they watched, and the games they played!
The S&H finale episode gets a lot of attention, but what about the three-parter that leads narratively into Sweet Revenge? We watch all three episodes of Targets Without a Badge–Rachel for the first time–and discuss this wild storyline! Buckle in for beastly bombs, buoyant badges, and Belle.
Jen shares the story of how her brother tailed a Starsky & Hutch painted Torino, Monica models an outfit she bought for SHareCon, and Rachel enthuses about Car Wash. We also recommend a vid, a fic, and fan art!