Anything But The Truth

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Anything But The Truth
Episode # 506
Air Date November 8, 1981
Briefing Unknown (we only saw everyone leave)
Title screen

Brief Plot

A guy is stealing cars and using them to cause minor accidents with female drivers so that he can rob them. One of the attacks is witnessed by a hitch-hiker, who turns out to be Jon's girlfriend. The only problem is that she's a compulsive liar.

Plot

While Jon and Steve are out on (now illegal) 3-wheel ATCs, a woman hitches a ride and witnesses a robbery/assault. She runs off and hitches another ride, giving the driver a different story.

Later, Baricza finds the witness out on the highway looking for another ride. She gives him another different story.

Out on the streets, the guy who terrorized the woman earlier rams a car and is about to do the same thing to another woman when Turner shows up. He manages to get away by driving under a parked tractor trailer, chopping the top off of his car.

crashing Dennis Lipscomb as Wally

That night, Jon picks up his date, who turns out to be Marcie, the hitch-hiking liar.

Jon and Marcie

The next day, Marcie has to go to a self defense class to get out of the ticket, and she makes up some lame story to cancel a date with Jon.

That night, Jon assists Bonnie and Steve in the self-defense class. When Jon spots Marcie, she says she was caught speeding, but Bonnie then scolds her on hitch-hiking within earshot of Jon. Marcie then shows Jon the picture of the guy she drew. She says she was bumped and a victim. When she tells the story to Getraer, she contradicts everything she told Jon.

Later, Jon and Steve double-date on ATCs. Marcie says she's an expert but she loses control of her ATC and it flies off a cliff after Jon pulls her off.

Back on duty, Getraer tells Jon that Marcie is a compulsive liar.

Liar.jpg

Out on the streets, the nut who rams cars hits a woman a little too hard and she gets knocked out and a truck hits her car. The nut drives off, chased by Jon and Steve. While temporarily out of their sight he dumps the stolen car and transfers to his own vehicle. Jon and Steve continue the chase until their target crashes his car. The guy looks just like Marcie's drawing, but he claims he wasn't driving the stolen car.

Arrested

Jon gets Marcie to come in and tell the whole story. When Jon and Steve go to arrest the guy, he tries to kill them with a forklift! Steve manages to stop it before it crushes Jon and then they arrest him.

That afternoon, Jon stops by Marcie's and finds out she's moving away for a fresh start. Back on ATC's, Jon and Steve have been stood up and have to ride alone.

Guest Stars

Special Guest Star

Co-Starring

Crew

Fun Facts

  • Tara Buckman (Marcie) played Jill, the blonde half of the cleavage-flashing black Lamborghini team in The Cannonball Run (1980). On that ocassion her co-driver, Adrienne Barbeau, played a character called Marcie.
  • Randi Oakes actual blonde hair is a little shorter due to an accidental over moussing which caused it too look like a bouffant which was a popular hairstyle back in 1960's only during three scenes, then changed into a ponytail during the women's self defense class scenes that was filmed during the fall of 1980, and later changed back to it's usual longer length only in two scenes that was filmed during spring 1981.
  • Erik Estrada doesn't appear in this episode because he had a contract dispute with NBC at the time of filming this episode.
  • This is actually the second episode filmed that was based current events since Season 2 which was called Down Time.
  • This is actually the second episode that a transgender actress Caitlyn Jenner appears in as Steve McLeish that aired during Season 5.

Mistakes


Preceded by:
"Weed Wars"
Anything But The Truth
506
Followed by:
"Bomb Run"