Jake and the Fatman

Jake and the Fatman

1987 - 1992, Crime
A hard-nosed district attorney and his investigator battle crime.
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Episode Guide

  • Jake and the Fatman - Mickey Daytona (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Mickey Daytona

    Jake's street-wise friend (Ray Sharkey) joins the two to thwart a sex-crime spree.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Nightmare (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    Nightmare

    Jake investigates an escort service after one of its girls is slain for tipping him off about its drug-running operation.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Ain't Misbehavin' (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    McCabe clashes with the bail bondswoman (Nell Carter) of an accused murderer.

  • Jake and the Fatman - All Through the Night (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    All Through the Night

    A warped psychiatrist (David Soul) terrorizes Neely (Melody Anderson) and others responsible for his jail term.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Can't Believe I'm Losing You (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    I Can't Believe I'm Losing You

    Jake and his girlfriend are nearly killed in a car-bombing after she receives anonymous threats.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Pennies From Heaven (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Pennies From Heaven

    Jake tracks a Samaritan who gives money from an old bank robbery to schoolchildren who do good deeds.

  • Jake and the Fatman - There'll Be Some Changes Made (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    There'll Be Some Changes Made

    A murderer stalks a rock star making a comeback from alcohol abuse.

  • Jake and the Fatman - You'll Never Know (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    You'll Never Know

    A city councilman is suspected of murdering a doctor involved in child pornography.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Stormy Weather (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Stormy Weather

    Jake and McCabe suspect a fight promoter who needs a boxer's prison release to save his failing company.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Stormy Weather (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    Stormy Weather

    McCabe and Jake are accused of a wrongful murder conviction during the former's re-election bid.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Just You, Just Me (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Just You, Just Me

    Street gang members target a disabled pharmacist (Christopher Templeton) who won't close her store to honor their fallen peer.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Since I Fell for You (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Since I Fell for You

    Derek is shocked when he finds out that a woman he loved didn't die six years ago as he thought.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Come Closer to Me (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Come Closer to Me

    Jake poses as a pickpocket to thwart a contract killer's next hit.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Last Dance (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Last Dance

    A last-minute confession thwarts McCabe's case against a crooked businessman accused of murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Come Along With Me (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Come Along With Me

    The probe of murders in which victims' organs are taken leads to a list of prospective liver recipients.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Every Time We Say Goodbye (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Every Time We Say Goodbye

    Jake poses as an agent to probe a model's overdose death; guest Melody Anderson.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Two Different Worlds (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Two Different Worlds

    McCabe and Jake try to prevent an artist's murder of her twin sister.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Could Write a Book (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    I Could Write a Book

    McCabe searches an unpublished manuscript to learn why its author killed himself.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'll Never Be the Same (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    I'll Never Be the Same

    Jake faces prison after killing a teen he thought was an armed suspect.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Street of Dreams (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Street of Dreams

    Jake befriends a teen graffiti artist who is the prime suspect in a vagrant's murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Where or When (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Where or When

    Jake poses as an illegal arms dealer to prove Delaney's (Robert Forster) story.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Where or When (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Where or When

    McCabe's boozing friend (Robert Forster) claims he found a murder victim, who then turns up alive.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Nevertheless (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Nevertheless

    McCabe and Jake think a socialite (Lee Meriwether) was murdered by her young husband.

  • Jake and the Fatman - It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    It's a Sin to Tell a Lie

    A woman (Julie McCullough) having an affair with McCabe's friend, a married minister, is murdered.

  • Jake and the Fatman - We'll Meet Again (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    We'll Meet Again

    An assassin disguised as a clown tries to shoot McCabe in court.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'd Do Anything (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    I'd Do Anything

    Jake and McCabe suspect a teenager murdered the wealthy husband of his lover (Melinda Culea).

  • Jake and the Fatman - Second Time Around (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Second Time Around

    Jake and McCabe investigate the murder of a man thought to have died five years earlier.

  • Jake and the Fatman - It Never Entered My Mind (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    It Never Entered My Mind

    McCabe's doctor (Dick Van Dyke) is the prime suspect in the murder of a hospital administrator.

  • Jake and the Fatman - You Don't Know Me (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    You Don't Know Me

    A jilted husband asks McCabe's help in defending his wife, accused of murdering her boyfriend.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Cover the Waterfront (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    I Cover the Waterfront

    McCabe and Derek investigate the suspected suicide of Derek's friend.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Pretty Baby (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Pretty Baby

    Derek, Jake and McCabe care for an infant whose mother went into hiding after witnessing a murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'm Gonna Live Till I Die (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    I'm Gonna Live Till I Die

    An accountant offers his help to Jake when he witnesses a murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Daddy's Home (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Daddy's Home

    The return of Jake's father (Harry Guardino) begets emotional turmoil and danger.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I May Be Wrong (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    I May Be Wrong

    Jake and McCabe suspect the charismatic leader of a South African pro-apartheid group for a recent murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

    A witness's murder sends Jake in search of the one other witness who can testify against a notorious mobster.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Know That You Know (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    I Know That You Know

    Blackmail and forgery convince McCabe he caught the wrong party for the murder of a wealthy art collector.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Goodbye (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Goodbye

    Jake tracks a murderer to the mainland, where he encounters resistance from the local police.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Goodbye (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Goodbye

    Jake tracks a murderer to the mainland, where he encounters resistance from the local police.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Night and Day (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Night and Day

    An investigation pits Jake and McCabe against a private eye who wants to prove a mobster killed her husband.

  • Jake and the Fatman - More Than You Know (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    More Than You Know

    A prominent doctor's lover (Laura Johnson) murders the man's wife.

  • Jake and the Fatman - My Boy Bill (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    My Boy Bill

    An attorney, prosecuting a jewel robbery case, bears the kidnapping of her son as leverage for the accused.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Only You (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Only You

    Posing as a henchman for a gang of industrial spies, Jake falls for a friend's widow (Jane Sibbett) who could blow his cover.

  • Jake and the Fatman - 'Round Midnight (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    'Round Midnight

    The pursuit of a car thief leads Jake to a notorious jewel thief.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Exactly Like You (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Exactly Like You

    McCabe suspects a man's confession to the murder of a bank executive who denied him a loan.

  • Jake and the Fatman - The Tender Trap (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    The Tender Trap

    When Derek's newlywed uncle suddenly dies, his much younger widow is suspected.

  • Jake and the Fatman - God Bless the Child (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    God Bless the Child

    McCabe investigates the murders of a tycoon friend and his wife.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Chinatown, My Chinatown (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    Chinatown, My Chinatown

    The murder of a reporter leads Jake to deception and conflict within a powerful Chinese family.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Danny Boy (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Danny Boy

    Inmates take McCabe's son hostage following an aborted escape.

  • Jake and the Fatman - My Heart Belongs to Daddy (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    My Heart Belongs to Daddy

    McCabe gets a shocking visit from a woman claiming to be his daughter.

  • Jake and the Fatman - You Took Advantage of Me (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    You Took Advantage of Me

    McCabe sends Jake under cover to investigate the drowning of a doctor's wife.

  • Jake and the Fatman - You're Driving Me Crazy (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    You're Driving Me Crazy

    A murder case pits McCabe against a conniving rival, a flamboyant defense attorney.

  • Jake and the Fatman - If I Didn't Care (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    If I Didn't Care

    The mob enlists Jake's old friend in an plot to kill the private investigator.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Put Your Dreams Away (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Put Your Dreams Away

    McCabe radios instructions to seriously wounded Jake, who tries to pilot a cargo plane to safety.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Ain't Got Nobody (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    I Ain't Got Nobody

    A woman's disappearance leads Jake and a Los Angeles detective (Doran Clark) to an expensive health resort.

  • Jake and the Fatman - By Myself (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    By Myself

    McCabe and Jake investigate when McCabe's friend (Polly Bergen) is the victim of a serial rapist.

  • Jake and the Fatman - My Buddy (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    My Buddy

    A homeless girl who stole Jake's wallet leads him to a homicidal counterfeiter.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'll Dance at Your Wedding (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    I'll Dance at Your Wedding

    Jake investigates his future brother-in-law, a rumored mobster.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Who's Sorry Now? (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Who's Sorry Now?

    A psychopath whose brother is about to be executed holds McCabe hostage; guest Georg Stanford Brown.

  • Jake and the Fatman - One More for the Road (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    One More for the Road

    A pedestrian dies after apparently being hit by Derek's car; guest Ed Ames.

  • Jake and the Fatman - You Turned the Tables on Me (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    You Turned the Tables on Me

    Jake is attracted to a beautiful prosecutor who is also a mobster's mistress.

  • Jake and the Fatman - In the Still of the Night (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    In the Still of the Night

    Derek helps an old friend who becomes a prime suspect in the murder of her inheritor husband.

  • Jake and the Fatman - What Child Is This? (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    What Child Is This?

    Jake helps a pregnant homeless woman; McCabe does volunteer work at a children's shelter.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Long Ago and Far Away (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Long Ago and Far Away

    McCabe and Jake uncover an old vendetta, investigating death threats made to a judge.

  • Jake and the Fatman - My Shining Hour (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    My Shining Hour

    Only McCabe believes a former TV hero (Ernest Borgnine), now on hard times, witnessed a murder.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Sweet Leilani (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Sweet Leilani

    McCabe and Jake investigate the murder of a young woman whose body was found outside a swank gathering.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Out of Nowhere (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Out of Nowhere

    Jake learns an ex-lover is involved with a drug kingpin he is investigating.

  • Jake and the Fatman - It All Depends on You (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    It All Depends on You

    McCabe assigns Derek a case that includes a corrupt judge and intimidated witnesses.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Dancing in the Dark (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Dancing in the Dark

    An ex-convict becomes the prime suspect in a series of robberies, but McCabe thinks otherwise.

  • Jake and the Fatman - The Way You Look Tonight (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Way You Look Tonight

    Acquitted of her mother's murder, a tycoon's daughter (Rosalind Chao) hires Jake to find the real killer.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Easy to Love (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Easy to Love

    Jake must work with an officer who holds a grudge against him dating back to the police academy.

  • Jake and the Fatman - The Lady in Red (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Lady in Red

    The apparent death of McCabe's ex-partner opens old wounds of a 20-year-old murder case they investigated.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Only Have Eyes for You (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    I Only Have Eyes for You

    A young woman asks McCabe's protection from a man she thinks will kill her.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Snowfall (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Snowfall

    Jake and McCabe suspect an inside informant after a failed cocaine bust.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Side by Side (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Side by Side

    Stranded on a desert island and stalked by an assassin, McCabe is presumed dead by all except Jake.

  • Jake and the Fatman - They Can't Take That Away From Me (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    They Can't Take That Away From Me

    McCabe and Jake suspect two agents were victims of contract killers until they look into the men's home lives.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Someone to Watch Over Me (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    A woman's death puts McCabe and Jake on the trail of a stranger who acted as her guardian angel.

  • Jake and the Fatman - It Ain't Necessarily So (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    It Ain't Necessarily So

    McCabe suspects a porn-magazine tycoon whose second wife dies mysteriously.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Poor Butterfly (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Poor Butterfly

    Jake inadvertently endangers a woman and her son when he asks her to testify against her brutal former pimp.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Why Can't You Behave? (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Why Can't You Behave?

    Jake learns McCabe has a son while investigating a plane crash that killed McCabe's senator friend.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered

    McCabe suspects the powerful businesswoman Jake has fallen for is covering up a drug operation.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'll Never Smile Again (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    I'll Never Smile Again

    A tourist unwittingly leads Jake and McCabe into an investigation of a rash of vigilante murders.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Wish You Were Here (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Wish You Were Here

    Jake and McCabe probe the shooting death of Jake's old friend, a police officer; guests James Karen, Amy Steel.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Wish You Were Here (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Wish You Were Here

    Jake and McCabe probe the shooting death of Jake's old friend, a police officer; guests James Karen, Amy Steel.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Rhapsody in Blue (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    Rhapsody in Blue

    A conniving wife pushes an ambitious businessman (Ed Winter) to expedite his retiring boss's exit.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans

    A former officer, now a successful novelist, plans to publish the manuscript of a deceased ex-convict.

  • Jake and the Fatman - How Long Has This Been Going On? (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    How Long Has This Been Going On?

    After learning of his wife's intention to leave him, a newspaper magnate kills her and frames her lover for the crime.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Blues in the Night (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Blues in the Night

    A socialite becomes an unwilling accessory to murder when her twin sister (Susan Blakely in a dual role) uses her as a foil for her crimes.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Babyface (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Babyface

    An heiress's kidnapping arouses McCabe's curiosity when she shows up the next day claiming she escaped from her captors.

  • Jake and the Fatman - I'll Be Seeing You (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    I'll Be Seeing You

    McCabe's chances to solve a 10-year-old murder improve when a witness steps forward, then deteriorate when the man is killed.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Lady Be Good (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    Lady Be Good

    McCabe witnesses a wealthy publisher's death as an accident, but a $9 million life insurance policy tells him otherwise.

  • Jake and the Fatman - What Is This Thing Called Love? (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    What Is This Thing Called Love?

    As an armed ex-convict holds Derek and McCabe hostage in a courtroom, Jake works frantically to obtain their safe release.

  • Jake and the Fatman - But Not for Me (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    But Not for Me

    McCabe and Jake smell a cover-up when a mobster is murdered in a news correspondent's (Barbara Parkins) home after a TV interview.

  • Jake and the Fatman - It Had to Be You (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    It Had to Be You

    A suspect's allergy to cats incriminates him in a series of campus rapes, but Jake and McCabe need corroborating witnesses.

  • Jake and the Fatman - After You've Gone (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    After You've Gone

    Jake poses as a notorious hit man to learn the identity of the killer's next victim and discovers it is McCabe.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Jake and an assistant district attorney search for a suspected murderer and possible armed robber disguised as a sidewalk Santa.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    News that a woman, blinded during a robbery, may have her sight restored brings the perpetrator back to silence the potential witness.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Love Me or Leave Me (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Love Me or Leave Me

    Jake discovers the police officer son of McCabe's old friend is corrupt, and the duo goes about setting a trap to expose him.

  • Jake and the Fatman - The Man I Love (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    The Man I Love

    Jake discovers more than murder while investigating the attempted murder of a bride by her husband.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Body and Soul (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Body and Soul

    Despite his protests, Jake's former girlfriend goes under cover for McCabe to investigate her father's death.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

    A serial killer (Dwight Schultz) who preys on street people plays a game of cat and mouse with McCabe.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Love for Sale (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Love for Sale

    A call girl is murdered after she realizes that she is being used to smuggle drugs.

  • Jake and the Fatman - The Man That Got Away (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Man That Got Away

    Assigned to prosecute a prominent attorney's ex-wife in a murder case, McCabe suspects the woman is being framed.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Laura (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Laura

    Though eager for a conviction, McCabe has doubts about the positive identification given police of an officer's killer.

  • Jake and the Fatman - Fatal Attraction (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Fatal Attraction

    When a wealthy businessman is slain -- supposedly by a burglar -- McCabe suspects the victim's young wife (Karen Austin).

  • Jake and the Fatman - Fatal Attraction (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Fatal Attraction

    When a wealthy businessman is slain -- supposedly by a burglar -- McCabe suspects the victim's young wife (Karen Austin).

  • Jake and the Fatman - Happy Days Are Here Again (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Happy Days Are Here Again

    A Senate candidate (Robert Reed) is threatened with blackmail after his mistress is killed.

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