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Hooked on T.J. Hooker

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A podcast dedicated to the forgotten gem of a cop show T.J. Hooker (1982 - 1986) hosted by Eric Szyszka and Ben Worcester. Hear Eric, Ben, and the occasional guest star discuss William Shatner in all of his glory. Anything you hear may be used agains...Show More
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0:00 | Sep 10th

We welcome Nathan Rabin (The Weird Accordion to Al) to discuss a PCP, angel dust, and sherm in both a drug and alcohol heavy episode depending on who you talk to. It's Nathan's first T.J. Hooker episode and we cover all the bases. T.J. confronts a De...Show More

0:00 | Jul 18th

On this addition of Hooked on T.J. Hooker we get a prolonged addition of TJ Dater and we are here for it! Life at the Safari Inn is explored as his girlfriend, Lisa Jericho (Helen Shaver), is nearly exploded. We get murderous building tycoons, mafia ...Show More

0:00 | Jun 28th

On the latest Blue Suit Dispatch, we're reading your emails, joking about T.J. Hooker while also investigating the growing problems we face as a nation. Why wasn't there a crossover with other major 1980's TV shows? Also: James Darren who portrayed C...Show More

0:00 | May 29th

On this episode of Hooked On T.J. Hooker we dig into The Cheerleader Murder! Hey, why's it called this when the subject is teen porn? This is a doozy of an episode that really highlights the extremities of the show: fun light-hearted banter and the b...Show More

0:00 | Mar 29th

T.J. Hooker is back and opening up about his T.J. Past and former beat in Chinatown. Did Hooker father another child we didn't previously know about? It sure as hell sounds like it! Why is Hooker so vicious in his besting of Chow Duc KHAAAAAAN!? Yes,...Show More

0:00 | Feb 28th

On this edition of Hooked on T.J. Hooker we talk about the delightfully off the rails episode, Carnal Express! The episode that spawned the idea of a podcast back when it was just a twinkle in Eric's eye. It's about "white slavery" something we now m...Show More

0:00 | Jan 26th

On the SEASON THREE premiere, Hooker is at a crossroads. His wife, Fran and the kids, have been mysteriously whisked away to Oregon. T.J. Divorcee is now fully established to live in a fringe area: The Safari Inn! Dreams haunt him in this motel which...Show More

0:00 | Dec 21st, 2018

SEASON TWO FINALE! A female officer asks Hooker out on a date but then in a sad turn of events, her leg is cut off by doctors. T.J. takes it upon himself to convince her to have the will to live again. Meanwhile steamed clams and gun heists are going...Show More

0:00 | Oct 31st, 2018

Suit up for an episode that was a horror to produce! Fran Hooker is back and gets pistol-whipped. Can T.J. and his trusty sidekick restore her damaged sight? Or is that best left to the doctors? Hendricks the Canadian Rogue that assaulted her gets tr...Show More

0:00 | Oct 18th, 2018

T.J. Hooker, don't worry about what the T.J. stands for, to you it's Sergeant, trains a new crop of cadets at the L.C. Police Academy. We discuss Vince Romano (Adrian Zmed)'s speedo, Jess and his long resume, this week's cast of criminals, and routin...Show More

0:00 | Sep 28th, 2018

On this episode we engage in an impression-off. Who will win, Ben or Eric? Or is that perhaps, a trick question? Jonathan Banks re-spawns as a different villain and we get the triumphant return of Fran Hooker (T.J.'s ex-wife!) Romano arrests a lady a...Show More

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2018

Hit the reds! It's an all new Hooked on T.J. Hooker with what's that? David Caruso! He's a bomb planting arsonist working for a Management Company (imagine my shock) and then they all split the insurance money. It's a crooked enterprise and only the ...Show More

0:00 | Jul 31st, 2018

Paint it blue! It's an all new edition of Hooked on T.J. Hooker, your go-to resource for a TV show you never watched and adamantly do not care about! On this episode a gambling ring run by Jim Brown uses their debtors as record clean drug mules to pi...Show More

0:00 | Jun 27th, 2018

Blue tide rising! We are back again for another thrilling adventure of T.J. Hooker. This one is directed by you know who and features some series firsts! Injecting a kid with drugs to make it look like an OD and not a homicide? That's a first. Teej a...Show More

0:00 | May 29th, 2018

On this exciting episode of T.J. Hooker we’re joined by Andrew Jupin (We Hate Movies) to discuss Leonard Nimoy arriving in Los Santos! The Clash of the Titans begins once Nimoy starts planting evidence into a case involving his daughter. Hooker’s cas...Show More

0:00 | Apr 19th, 2018

This episode title sounds pretty scary right? Nope! The Mumbler is a young girl who talks to pigeons. Yes, pigeons. Why you might even say this episode of T.J. Hooker is for the birds! A new edition of T.J. Past emerges and a string of armored car ro...Show More

0:00 | Mar 9th, 2018

On this episode of Hooked on T.J. Hooker we welcome Stephen Sajdak (We Hate Movies) to discuss The Decoy! What was the arrangement between Bill Shatner and Leonard Nimoy with this episode? This is a special one as it marks the debut of Stacy going un...Show More

0:00 | Feb 16th, 2018

On this latest episode of #SquadChat a rift breaks through the blues as T.J. Hooker and Vince Romano come to blows! Whoever wins... we're next to die. Romano falls head over heels with a fashion model named Amy who maybe, just maybe is working with a...Show More

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2018

Get set to wear the birthday blues! This podcast turns 1 and Ben turns 5-0 (cop lingo, get it?) We're in the Fast Lane now as teenager and kinda step-brother of Romano starts selling stolen booze to high school students. That's his crime christening ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 20th, 2017

We welcome The Most Contrarian Film Critic in the World, Chris Cabin! You might know his work from We Hate Movies or Collider.com. A high school student dangles from a rooftop after engaging in dreaded PCP usage. Who is behind this nefarious drug tra...Show More

0:00 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Go ahead and grab second helping of Turkey J. Hooker. In this episode a produce wholesaler and union buster begins sabotaging independent truckers (the backbone of this country!), chief among them, George R.R. Martin (portrayed by Guy Stockwell) who ...Show More

0:00 | Oct 25th, 2017

A Colombian drug lord (who for some reason doesn’t actually have the drugs he wants to sell) moves in on Los Santos. Well, T.J. Hooker won’t stand for it – so he’ll grapple to the side of an airplane instead! A family is torn apart by heroin and a yo...Show More

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2017

An ambitious, one might say deadly ambitious, detective of the week is out to nail Hooker's friend on a charge of aiding jewel thieves while working as a diamond-exchange guard. Legendary musician Jerry Lee Lewis appears as himself. The Most Interest...Show More

0:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

Eric and Ben are back in 4Adam30 and out for blood because T.J. Hooker has been wrongly accused of killing an innocent kid! Oh, and by the way, Romano gets shot in the head in this episode. A group of teenagers are put up to stealing Ford Broncos by ...Show More

0:00 | Aug 18th, 2017

On our first ever Blue Suit Dispatch we read your e-mails about our podcast! This includes meeting William Shatner and getting him to sign things at conventions and while he's having dinner! A solemn reading from The Book of Shatner (the autobiograph...Show More

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2017

Get set to remember Vietnam. Our hero T.J. and his trusty sidekick Vince Romano square off against a sniper with a grudge. It is a reckoning that has been prophesied. Who will win? Good or Evil? Romano also sizes up a new cadet he'd like to get to kn...Show More

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2017

We’re back with guest star Stephen Sajdak (We Hate Movies)! Hooker and Romano pursue the elusive rapist known as “Bigfoot” through the streets of Los Santos. He’s known for having a large shoe print that can be found at crime scenes. There’s a lot of...Show More

0:00 | May 31st, 2017

Hang ten, scum! T.J. Hooker and Romano hit the beach to ensnare women and dig on the Beach Boys. Anne (portrayed by Shatner's then wife Marcy Lafferty) witnesses a crime and Hooker needs answers. The complication? She's blind. Hooker lays it on thick...Show More

0:00 | May 22nd, 2017

On this thrilling episode of T.J. Hooker, fellow officers criticize Romano for not shooting a juvenile cop killer. We explore the world of T.J. Future some more and wonder if it is connected to the 2000 AD series Judge Dredd. We discuss the state of ...Show More

0:00 | Apr 28th, 2017

There's been a spree of crimes in Los Santos and guess what? They're all connected: stolen cars, racing cars, and apparently even grocery store robberies. The man, myth, and legend of T.J. Hooker grows as his race car past emerges. James Darren (soon...Show More

0:00 | Apr 17th, 2017

On the exciting return of Hooked on T.J. Hooker, we enter Season 2 with guest Andrew Jupin (We Hate Movies)! Heather Locklear! Robert Davi! Car crashes! Baton demonstrations! This episode has it all up to and including sexual intercourse. "The Barber...Show More

0:00 | Mar 15th, 2017

T.J. Hooker turns on the charm to convince a fearful woman who witnessed a murder to testify in court to mixed results. The one and only Jonathan Banks guest stars as our crook of the week. Can his nefarious plot to steal highly valuable coins with C...Show More

0:00 | Feb 28th, 2017

T.J. Hooker and Romano investigate a van full of illegal firearms. A biker gang emerges as our main adversary featuring an array of character actors such as Mickey Jones and Sid Haig. Well, heck, we even get a Richard Moll (Bull from Night Court!) si...Show More

0:00 | Feb 13th, 2017

Hooker doesn't believe a teenager's fatal fall from a building was suicide. It ends up involving a heroin ring operating at his daughter's high school. Why are our heroes threatening to beat a man half to death? Selling drugs out of a mobile "snack w...Show More

0:00 | Jan 30th, 2017

Hooker and Romano track down the "Bible Mugger" who attacks women at knife point and leaves a Bible as his calling card. Why is Gary Frank credited as "Brett" when the character's name is "Arlen"? Why isn't this episode just called "Bible Mugger"? Wi...Show More