The Series

Starsky & Hutch (International Movie Database)
Tough Starsky and educated Hutch are plainclothes cops taking on dope dealers, muggers and other thugs, aided by their red 1974 Torino and informant Huggy Bear. Both bachelors’ private lives play as interweaving threads in the drama. More

Starsky & Hutch (Wikipedia)
The protagonists were two Southern California policemen: the dark-haired Brooklyn transplant David Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) who was a streetwise detective with intense, sometimes childlike moods, and the blond Duluth, Minnesota, native Kenneth ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (David Soul), a more reserved and intellectual character. Under the radio call sign “Zebra Three,” they were known for tearing around the streets of “Bay City” in Starsky’s two-door Ford Torino, which was red with a large white vector stripe. It was nicknamed the “Striped Tomato” by Hutch in the episode Kill Huggy Bear; the nickname was subsequently adopted by the fans of the series. However, the term didn’t come from the writers — it came from a real-life comment Glaser made. In a segment titled “Starsky & Hutch: Behind The Badge” that was featured on the first season DVD collection, Glaser stated that when he was first shown the Torino by Aaron Spelling, he sarcastically said to Soul, “That thing looks like a striped tomato!” Hutch also had a car, a battered tan 1973 Ford Galaxie 500, which occasionally appeared when the duo needed separate vehicles, or for undercover work… More

Starsky & Hutch (
The days of Starsky And Hutch were a rich, explorative time that you wouldn’t trade for anything. As far as the seventies were concerned, the show seems to epitomize the era. From a television standpoint, it was the first of the cop genre to really explore friendship to this level. Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul decided early on that they weren’t going to be what the marketing people had described the show as: two tough, streetwise, macho cops. For them, Starsky and Hutch was to be based on friendship. Glaser and Soul approached the scripts — and management — with their “me and thee” motto. It was this trust that became the basis of the humor in the show, humor that wasn’t really a part of the original scripts… More

Starsky & Hutch (
First screeching onto television screens in 1975, ‘Starsky & Hutch’ brought much of the streetwise grit, the violence, and the sheer excitement from hit movies such as ‘Dirty Harry’ to the small screen. There had been police series virtually since the beginning of television, but ‘Starsky & Hutch’ had something else — this show was undoubtedly “hip.” A huge hit at the time, it now stands as one of the iconic cop shows of the 1970s, particularly thanks to the fashions and infamous car chases that went with it… More