The BEST episodes written by Bob Shayne

Gourmet Steele
38 votes

#1 - Gourmet Steele

Remington Steele - Season 3 - Episode 12

Steele inadvertently goes undercover as the restaurant critic they've been hired to find, and who has incensed several restaurant owners with his blistering reviews.

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The Encyclopedia Hustle
46 votes

#2 - The Encyclopedia Hustle

Good Times - Season 2 - Episode 8

An encyclopedia salesman is the last person James wants to see when he comes home from work. However, he softens when he learns the man is blind. This leads James to sign a contract and reads the fine print only after the man leaves.

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Ki' i's Don't Lie (1)
243 votes

#3 - Ki' i's Don't Lie (1)

Magnum, P.I. - Season 3 - Episode 3

For an upcoming charity auction organised by Higgins and an attractive socialite, to be held on the Estate, Robin Masters "donates" Magnum's services, to provide security over the valuable antiques up for auction at the event. Meanwhile, mainland Private Detective brothers A.J. and Rick Simon have been hired to steal back a Ki'i - a stolen Hawaiian artifact - by it's previous owner, who is in rapidly decreasing health and believes that he has been passed on a curse from which he will die, unless the Ki'i is returned to it's intended location of rest within the Hawaiian islands. But the "cursed" Ki'i seems to spell bad luck and trouble for all who come into possession of it. The crossover continues on Simon & Simon - 2x01- Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend (2)

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Ashes to Ashes, and None Too Soon
44 votes

#4 - Ashes to Ashes, and None Too Soon

Simon & Simon - Season 1 - Episode 8

Immediately after the Simons serve a man with divorce papers, he commits suicide-or does he.?

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With This Gun I Thee Wed
13 votes

#5 - With This Gun I Thee Wed

Hart to Hart - Season 1 - Episode 10

The Harts are invited to the wedding of Jonathan's former girlfriend in Monte Carlo. She is being forced into a marriage to a power-hungry, ruthless, blackmailer. The Harts uncover the truth and help foil the wedding plans allowing Nikki to marry the man she really loves.

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The Museum
8 votes

#6 - The Museum

Welcome Back, Kotter - Season 2 - Episode 5

Mr. Kotter takes the sweathogs on a field trip to a museum. Mrs. Kotter and Mr. Woodman are along as chaperones. They meet the unusual museum curator Mr.Gore (John Astin) who seems odd and superstitious. In the Egyptian display, he warns them of the mummy coming back to life if they joke and kid around. Naturally, the door shuts itself and everyone is trapped. They humorously begin to panic and make attempts to get out. Epstein manages to get the door open.

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Obituary for a Dead Anchor
159 votes

#7 - Obituary for a Dead Anchor

Murder, She Wrote - Season 3 - Episode 9

Jessica reluctantly agrees to do an interview for an old friend, Paula Roman, but is surprised when Kevin Keats, a journalist who had been doing a series of stories on an art dealer who was really a drug dealer, shows up to do the interview, complete with cameras and crew. After Kevin is presumed dead when a boat Amos chartered for him explodes, Cabot Cove explodes with press and paparazzi, and the citizens blame Jessica for all the problems it causes, demanding that she solve the mystery. Unfortunately, once Keats is revealed to be alive and well, the real question is who the true target was.

Deadly Maneuvers
456 votes

#8 - Deadly Maneuvers

Knight Rider - Season 1 - Episode 3

Michael stops to offer a stranded Army Lieutenant a lift, only to learn when they arrive at her base that her father has died under mysterious circumstances. With the events surrounding the death highly suspicious, Michael decides to investigate.

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The Hottest Ticket in Town
20 votes

#9 - The Hottest Ticket in Town

Simon & Simon - Season 1 - Episode 7

When their mother orders Rick and AJ to find tickets to a sold-out rock concert for their cousin, the search leads them to thousands of tickets that aren't suppose to exist, and big trouble when they try to return them.

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The Proposal
0 votes

#10 - The Proposal

Chico and the Man - Season 4 - Episode 7

Ed and Della decide to have Christmas dinner together. As they are eating and drinking wine, they both get drunk and before you know it, Ed proposes marriage to Della and Della accepts. But when they become sober, they realize what they have done and try not to go back on their work no matter what. Will this wedding go ahead?

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