Garry Marshall dies; wrote an I Spy episode

Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

Garry Marshall (1934-2016)

Garry Marshall, a veteran writer-producer on television series as well as a movie director, has died at 81, according to AN OBITUARY PUBLISHED BY VARIETY.

On television, his credits included developing The Odd Couple as a TV series and creating Happy Days. His movie credits including directing 1990’s Pretty Woman.

For the purposes of this blog, we just wanted to note that Marshall, with his then-partner Jerry Belson, wrote a quirkly I Spy episode titled No Exchange on Damaged Merchandise.

The story is told in a series of flashbacks as U.S. agent Kelly Robinson (Robert Culp) writes up a report to his superiors, seeking reimbursements for expenses from an assignment.

His partner Alexander Scott (Bill Cosby) wants Kelly to forget it. But Robinson is so annoyed with the bureaucracy, he’s determined to get the reimbursement.

The viewer doesn’t get the entire story until Robinson is about to complete the report. Along the way, Scott was almost killed. Meanwhile, the duo was forced to improvise a prisoner exchange with a corpse.

 

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3 Responses

  1. With writer’s such as Ian Flemming, death is not an excuse, it is a legacy. Rest now

  2. He had an uncredited appearance in GOLDFINGER.He was one of the hoods in Goldfinger’s planning session

  3. @Bill: I know it says that in IMDB, but I’m dubious. Another fan has objected the person you’re referring to as Norman Chancer, a London-based American actor. IMDB once said David McCallum was in the 1967 version of Casino Royale but he wasn’t. That reference was later removed.

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