Simon & Simon

The BEST episodes of Simon & Simon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Simon & Simon is a show based on TWO BROTHERS who just happen to be Private Investigators. They live and work in San Diego where once a week, for eight seasons, the series revealed the loyality and love they had for one another, "they're more than brothers, they're best of friends."

Last Updated: 2/28/2022Network: CBS
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Pirate's Key (1)
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9.00
6 votes

#1 - Pirate's Key (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/20/1983

Complications from their current case put Rick and AJ before the state licensing board to answer charges from an incident in Florida several years earlier, when AJ was engaged to Janet and working for Myron at Peerless Detectives. The incident is revealed in flashbacks taken from 1980 made for TV-"Pirate's Key", which was the basis of the series.

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Slither
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9.00
3 votes

#2 - Slither

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/7/1985

AJ is undercover as a coach to check out a teen's drug habits, then when she runs away, he feels responsible, but when he and Rick try to bring her home, her street friends find a nasty way to fight back.

Directors: Gerald McRaney
I Thought the War Was Over
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9.00
3 votes

#3 - I Thought the War Was Over

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/5/1987

Rick becomes obsessed about the war in Vietnam when a buddy who saved his life there is murdered. His determination to find the killer pushes him over the edge and into a VA hospital.

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First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers
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9.00
3 votes

#4 - First, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/31/1988

Woody Grant, John Channing, and Mark Fordham are all involved in an insider trading scheme using information gained from Woody's father's company. When Woody tells John he wants out, he ends up dead. His grieving father hires Rick and A.J. to investigate, and the two manage to finger John as the killer, but their mother's new beau Doug McKenna is an old Channing family friend, and ends up defending him in court, and in his attempt to defend a client he believes is innocent, he has to rip both A.J. and Rick apart on the stand. John is acquited of the crime, and the Simon brothers come under investigation. They manage to convince Lloyd Grant to keep them on the case, but they're going nowhere until Mark also tells John he wants out, and ends up being thrown off a walkway at the university library. They go to Doug with what they know, and the three hatch a plan to catch Channing at his own game.

Pirate's Key (2)
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8.80
5 votes

#5 - Pirate's Key (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/20/1983

Complications from their current case put Rick and AJ before the state licensing board to answer charges from an incident in Florida several years earlier, when AJ was engaged to Janet and working for Myron at Peerless Detectives. The incident is revealed in flashbacks taken from 1980 made for TV-"Pirate's Key", which was the basis of the series.

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Almost Completely Out of Circulation
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8.75
4 votes

#6 - Almost Completely Out of Circulation

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1984

There is a clue to the murderer of a cartoonist in one of his comic books.

Sudden Storm
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8.60
5 votes

#7 - Sudden Storm

Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/17/1988

After returning home from a date and spurning his advances, Cecilia's power is knocked out and she is beaten and raped by a man she can't see. AJ, who'd been on the phone with her when she was was attacked, rushed to her aid, but got there too late. Rick joined AJ and Abby in the waiting room, horrified to discover his mother has been so brutally attack. He vows vengeance while AJ withdraws into himself, unable to speak about it. They go in to visit Cecilia and find a deeply hurt and defensive woman. The brothers are both enflamed by her pain, and both start to look for the monster who did this. Rick is sure it is the man Cecilia had been out with, and goes about trying to prove it. AJ, meanwhile, is equally sure it is the gardener, who'd been seen skulking around Cecilia's house. They are both sure the other is completely wrong. Things become strained between all of the Simons - Cecilia doesn't want her boys hovering over her, and the brothers are angry with each other. After Rick b

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Simon & Simon and Associates
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8.60
5 votes

#8 - Simon & Simon and Associates

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/15/1988

When Rick's truck is stolen, the publicity about the Simons' much talked about capture of the thief attracts more trouble with business they can hardly handle, bringing associates into the firm seems to make Rick bossy while it makes A.J. uncomfortable.

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John Doe
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8.57
7 votes

#9 - John Doe

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1984

A man comes to Rick and AJ claiming to be an amnesiac who can't remember the last three months of his life and wants them to find out why he's accused od murder.

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Corpus Delecti
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8.50
6 votes

#10 - Corpus Delecti

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/22/1984

A steel denture found in a burned car is the major clue in proving a woman is dead and her insurance policy payable, but is it? The Simons $120,000 commission sits in the balance when AJ insists that they continue digging into the case.

Quint Is Out
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8.50
4 votes

#11 - Quint Is Out

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/1985

The brothers become concerned when a vengeful ex-con is on the loose.

Ties That Bind
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8.50
4 votes

#12 - Ties That Bind

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/3/1988

Officer Nixon goes to the Simons to ask them to investigate the activities of a fellow officer and close friend, when the officer borrows a large sum from a loan shark shortly after his brother returns to town.

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Play It Again, Simon
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8.50
2 votes

#13 - Play It Again, Simon

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/17/1988

There's a 40 year old "LOST" manuscript to be found and A.J. is excited about the idea of one more story from his favorite detective novelist, even if it means going to L.A., where he finds everything strange, while Rick never wanted the job to begin with.

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What's in a Gnome?
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8.43
7 votes

#14 - What's in a Gnome?

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/24/1983

An amusement park owned by a retired Marine colonel is being repeatedly vandalized so the manager hires the Simons to work undercover but the more they learn about the vandal, the more they question who the real villian is.

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Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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8.40
10 votes

#15 - Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/1983

Rick and AJ are hired by a woman to find her ex-husband, a cop accused of robbery and cop-killing. In this episode, the Simons meet Downtown Brown for the first time as they help him prove his friends's innocence.

The Skeleton Who Came Out of the Closet
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8.33
3 votes

#16 - The Skeleton Who Came Out of the Closet

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/31/1983

Rick and AJ have more than they can handle when they accept a job transporting a huge man who was placed in a mental institution by his brother, only to find out he is as gentle as a lamb, and the trouble they run into against his brother makes them enlist the help of their very huge friend.

Bail Out
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8.33
6 votes

#17 - Bail Out

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/1983

AJ goes undercover as a tennis pro when he and Rick are hired by an executive's widow to investigate the parachute "accident" that had killed her husband.

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Too Much of a Good Thing
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8.33
9 votes

#18 - Too Much of a Good Thing

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/1/1983

A woman comes to the Simons when her husband disappears, they start the investigation with his job (inspecting produce for illegal pesticides) but the real surprises turn up when the investigation veers into his personal life.

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Manna from Heaven
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8.33
3 votes

#19 - Manna from Heaven

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/1984

Rick is in big trouble when he is accused of murdering the president of the company that repossessed his boat.

You, Too, Can Be a Detective
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8.33
3 votes

#20 - You, Too, Can Be a Detective

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/17/1987

Rick gets a telephone call from a girl who is inspired by his book and does some detective work herself, only to be arrested. Her eagerness equals trouble to have around, but it turns out she's right, and the Simons wish they'd taken her hunch more serious a lot earlier.

Shadows
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8.33
3 votes

#21 - Shadows

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/7/1988

The Simon family are enjoying a day at the ballpark when a 'kid' takes off with AJ's wallet. AJ pursues the kid and catches her, but Allison swears it was just an initiation into a club, so he lets her go. She turns up again at the office to return some things that had 'fallen out' of AJ's wallet. She says she's there to ask for help, but the minute the brothers' backs are turned, she takes off with Rick's $1,000 camera. It turns out that she is working as a prostitute to survive. Her pimp has decided one of her co-workers who is also a friend needs to die. Allison is doing her best to keep her friend alive and out of the pimp's reach. She's pawned Rick's camera for $50 worth of groceries. When the 'customers' get rough with her, Allison flees to AJ's for a safe haven for a night. She's touched by his kindness after she'd stolen Rick's camera, but not touched enough to keep from 'borrowing' AJ's gun. AJ and Rick catch up to her in time to find her friend is dying. When she dies at t

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Murder Between the Lines
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8.29
7 votes

#22 - Murder Between the Lines

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/1983

AJ promises to locate a novelist's long-lost cousin within 24 hours, but this tedious all-nighter evolves into a compelling case when several murders are committed exactly as depicted in the author's lastest book, and AJ thinks he's next.

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Double Play
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8.29
7 votes

#23 - Double Play

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/16/1984

Rick is haunted by a recurring dream while he and AJ are trying to figure out who devised the elaborate frame that gets them arrested for transporting stolen securities to Mexico, and their investigation leads them to a look-a-like escort service.

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Simon & Simon Jr.
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8.29
7 votes

#24 - Simon & Simon Jr.

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/1988

An old girlfriend tells Rick he has a teen-aged son and asks to protect the boy from a murderer who knows he witnessed the crime.

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Break a Leg, Darling
star
8.25
4 votes

#25 - Break a Leg, Darling

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/1984

A stage actress is threatened when feuding with her co-star and ex-husband.

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