12. Startsky And Hutch
Starsky and Hutch were two police detectives who worked undercover in fictional Bay City in Southern California. Their radio call sign was Zebra Three. The pair were probably best known for zooming around town in Starsky’s Ford Gran Torino. His car was bright red with a large white vector stripe on both sides.
Hutch nicknamed the car the Striped Tomato because this is what it looked like to him and the name stuck. Starsky and Hutch did use several other different cars during the years of the series. In contract to Starsky’s Red Tomato Hutch drive a 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 that was battered with lots of junk in the backseat. If the pair had to use Hutch’s car for the undercover work there was often a problem.
When the driver’s side door on the car was opened the horn went off. This is not a good idea if you are doing undercover work. Starsky was a transplant from Brooklyn. He was an Army veteran with lots of street smarts. Hutch took a more reserved approach. He was a transplant from Minnesota. David Michael Starsky was the dark haired cop and this character was portrayed by Paul Michael Glaser. Kenneth Hutchinson “Hutch” was the blond cop and he was portrayed by David Soul.