Original Airdate: 28-Nov-1982
Plot: After a girl gives "Oliver" a kiss, he loses control of his car and crashes through a traffic barrier. Ponch and Bobby give him a ticket and return to Central. Everyone's planning on taking the day off to go to the beach...but Getraer makes Ponch and Bobby stay on duty. Luckily, Getraer gave them beach duty. The next day, Ponch and Bobby take Ponch's motor home (which he sold in the second season!) to Ocean Island. Ponch is enjoying the ferry ride and Bobby wants to arrest everyone. Ponch takes the covers off their motors and it quiets down a bit. At Grossie's uncle's place, "Oliver" (aka Russell) turns out to be Grossie's cousin! Ponch and Bobby have to cancel a swim to answer a disturbance call. While clearing the disturbance, charcoal spills on a car and it catches fire. The girls in it drive it into the water. Ponch tells Bobby to take his boots off before going in to save them. When a resident complains about nude people on his private beach, Bobby arrests two people from the beach...Grossie and Harlan...who (thankfully) weren't nude. After a musical interlude and some sailing, Russell's friends bury him as Grossie watches. A guy feels sorry for Russell and gives him a "new drug". The person who first tested the drug roller skates through a window. Luckily Ponch was there to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile, Russell knocks over the outdoor shower with some girls in it. They run away and leave Russell crying. Back at Central, Getraer has Bruce doing "dull, dreary, and boring" things. On patrol, Bobby spots the drug dealer. They chase him after he steals an ATC. Soon he abandons the ATC and jumps on a ferry. Ponch jumps his motor onto the ferry to arrest him. Meanwhile, Russell is still sitting in the sand by the broken shower and he takes the drug. Then he takes out his Hobie Cat with a girl. Down the beach, the complaining resident refuses to let people leave the beach. Ponch gets him to drop his rifle and let people off the beach. On the Hobie Cat, Russell gets dizzy and can't control the Hobie Cat. Ponch and Bobby visit a model's house and arrest her for organizing the nude beach. Ponch robes her and tells everyone to put their clothes on or be arrested. Back on the Hobie, they capsize and fall off. Our heroes jump on some jet-skiis and save Russell and the girl before they hit the rocks. That night, Grossie tells everyone that he's "cosmically grown" this weekend. They all toast to Ponch and Bobby...who have follen asleep with women in their laps.
Guest Stars: Gary Morgan (as Doc), Robbie Rist (Oliver from The Brady Bunch as Russell), John Mengatti (as Boz), Julie Newmar (Catwoman from the "Batman" series), Bruce Penhall (as Bruce Nelson), Allen Case (as Mr. Jacks), Donald Bishop (as The Doctor), Michael Harrington (as Man #1), Gary Hollis (as Nesbit), Christie Kaatz (as Tina), Sharon E. Miller (as Jane), Taylor Mitchell (as Lily), Rhonda Shear (as Jill), Colin Campbell (as Captain), Toby Erickson (as Man #2), Scott Strader (as Surfer)
Written by: Larry Mollin
Directed by: Richard A. Colla
Music: "Let's Fly" Lyrics by: Gerald Sanford and Paul Mason
- If Russell is Grossie's cousin, why does Russell call him "uncle"?
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