Episode 18: SHarecon! (Part 1)

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!

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Episode Notes:

Hopscotch by Teri White

Zebra Three (zine)

Code 7 (zine)

The Who Do We Trust Times (letterzine)

The Rose (S&H fanvid)

Music Credit: Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray

Episode 17: Assassaunation

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.

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Episode Notes:

Ted Neeley’s Wikipedia page

Promises to Keep by Teri White

Music Credit: What’s the Buzz – Jesus Christ Superstar

Episode 16: His Entire Existence Is Time Travel

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!

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Episode Notes:

A classic Ford Torino painted red with a white stripe like in Starsky and Hutch.
The classic Torino spotted by Jen’s brother
A classic Ford Torino painted red with a white stripe like in Starsky and Hutch.
Note the Starsky & Hutch sign in the rear window

Discovery Channel fanvid by Flamingo

Attack on Fear (1984), starring Paul Michael Glaser

Car Wash (1976), featuring Antonio Fargas

Art by Kennethhutchinson: Starsky/Hutch/Terry AU, Starsky in cutoffs, meme comic, & merman!Hutch.

Distant Shores by April Valentine

Music Credit: I’m Too Sexy by Right Said Fred

Episode 15: Hutch’s Snake

What are the implications of the cancellation of Amazon’s Starsky & Hutch show? How did a tiny New Jersey newspaper impress us with their summary of S&H? Is there precedent for cults setting rattlesnakes on their foes? And does Rachel’s mom know that Huggy Bear is not a Care Bear? Listen to find out!

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Episode Notes:

Summary of S&H from The Suburban (click to enlarge):

Mindhunter (TV Series)

My Favorite Murder podcast episode about the Synanon cult

The Window by MVernet

The Ground Beneath Our Feet by Gideon BD

Music Credit: Theme to Mindhunter

Episode 14: At the Stage Door

Our guest on this episode is Ilana, who has been buying Starsky & Hutch fanzines since the 80s, has met David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, and Antonio Fargas on multiple occasions, and runs a very active S&H fan group on Facebook.  We discuss shifts in fandom platforms and learn about the European S&H fan experience!

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Episode Notes:

Ilana with David Soul in 2002 and Ilana with Paul Michael Glaser in 2013
Ilana with David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser
Two shots of Ilana with Antonio Fargas in 2005.
Ilana with Antonio Fargas

The Starsky/Hutch Bromance Facebook Group

Ilana on Archive of Our Own

Zircon ’90 (also called Nattercon)

Alive in the Fridge/The Dead Monkey

Coda (fanzine)

Celebration (fanzine)

Bonaventure (fanzine)

A Fine Storm by Suzan Lovett

Music Credit: Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas


Episode 13: Hutch Fans on the Floor

Our guest this week is Dawn, who has been a Starsky & Hutch fan since the show first aired, and who has written a large, long-standing, and eclectic collection of S&H fanfiction. We ask her about her fandom experiences, ponder some puzzling prior-fandom attitudes, chat about our favorite episodes, and learn more about her fic!

Episode Notes:

Dawnwind on A03 and on The Starsky & Hutch Archive

Reflections of the Way Life Used to Be by Dawnwind

Dangerous Lives, Dangerous Visions (fanzine)

Bound to the Law series by Dawnwind

Dark Side of the Moon by Dawnwind

S&H femslash fic by Dawnwind

The Day the Universe Changed by Dawnwind

Crab Sandwiches by Dawnwind

Vendetta’s Remains by Spencer5460

The Tribulations of a Southpaw by rosa_himmelblau

Starsky’s Girl by Kaye Austen Michaels

Music Credit: theme from Alias Smith and Jones

Episode 12: With The Fonz

Come shop with us as we describe the Starsky & Hutch toys we found in a vintage second-hand store. Then we pour over the script for the S&H episode  A Body Worth Guarding, especially that incredibly charged scene between Starsky and Huggy. Finally, Rachel shares three zines she bought recently, and things get saucy when Monica reviews part one of the zine Evolution.

Episode Notes:

Monica’s “If We Were Vampires” S&H fanvid

Revell Model Starsky & Hutch TorinoMego Starsky & Hutch dolls , and Johnny Lightning Starsky & Hutch diorama

Bronze Fonz

Ollie Report for The Fix and the script for The Fix

One Shot (S&H zine) fanlore page

Day by Day (S&H zine) fanlore page

Casa Cabrillo (S&H zine) fanlore page

Evolution (S&H zine) fanlore page

Wikipedia listing of S&H episodes, including unfilmed scripts

The Amelia Bedelia Wikipedia Hoax

Music Credit: Theme from Happy Days

Episode 11: Not A Metaphor

Did you have any preconceptions about Starsky & Hutch before you watched your first episode?  We showed our friend Caroline her first three episodes, then asked her to tell us her impressions! Also, Rachel talks about finding some S&H merch in France, and Monica reads a fan’s account of meeting Bernie Hamilton.

Episode Notes:

Simon & Simon (TV show)

Wiseguy (TV show)

The McElroy family podcasts

The Broccoli Test

Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) [FANVID] by Laura McEwan

Music Credit: Theme from Simon & Simon

Me & Thee & Thirsty – The Pilot

We’re taking a break this week due to vacations and traveling. However, we’d love for you to join us in this very special episode where we try jelly sake and oat smoothies. And because Starsky and Hutch are always on our minds, we can’t help but talk about them, too!

me and thee and THIRSTY

Episode Notes:

Sparkling Jelly Sake

Munsbit Oat Smoothies

Music Credits: Tubthumping by Chumbawamba

Episode 10: That Classic Get ‘Em Fic

Brainwashed assassins! Castles in the Californian desert! We share our reactions to the Starsky and Hutch two-parter “The Set-Up”, and to follow up these bizarre episodes, we read the fanfic Mojave Crossing.  Published in a fanzine in 1977, it’s one of the earliest S&H fics, and after 40 years fans are still praising it. Why has this story stood the test of time?  Join us as we find out!

Episode Notes:

The Set-Up part 1 and 2

Project MKUltra – Wikipedia

Mojave Crossing by Connie Faddis

Evolution by Dana Austin Marsh

The very silly vid Monica made for Jen’s birthday (password is “password“):

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Music Credit: Desert Rose by Sting