Despite only running for 13 episodes, this unique Western series can quite properly be classified as a popular obscurity. Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole starred in the hour-long CBS series as a pair of problem solvers who traveled from job to job in their Stutz Bearcat. A made-for-TV movie broadcast in April 1971 served as a pilot for the series, which premiered in September 1971. Broadcast opposite The Flip Wilson Show on NBC and Alias Smith and Jones on ABC, Bearcats! was off the air by the end of December.
The theme song to Bearcats! isn’t particularly hard to find, nor are the opening credits. This particular version, though, was recorded off the air in 1971 using a reel-to-reel recorder, then transferred to cassette tape and final digitized. So while the quality isn’t perfect it’s vintage.
Bring back any memories? Does anyone have the 1/25th scale model kit of the Stutz Bearcat released in 1971?