What do those crazy 90s kids think of 80s Cagney & Lacey? We’re gonna find out!Susan and Sharon welcome back Serita Fontanesi, Megan Ruble and Sergio Perez – the 90’s TV Babies are back! We asked them to watch three episodes: the original one-hour pilot, starring Tyne Daly as Lacey and Loretta Swit as Cagney; the “new” pilot with Meg Foster in the role of Cagney; and finally, Sharon Gless’s first turn as Cagney, the Season Two opener “Witness to an Incident”.

The 90’s TV Babies loved “Scarecrow & Mrs. King”, but two of them DIDN’T love “Remington Steele”.  What will their verdict be for “Cagney & Lacey”? And what's their personal connection to this show?
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The Conversation

  • The eternal comfort-food pleasure of police procedurals.
  • “Ain’t That The Way”: what’s with that amazing original theme song?
  • Which Baby liked Loretta Swit the best? And which one loved Meg Foster??
  • Is Christine Cagney coded as lesbian? (And what does “coded” mean, anyway?)
  • Does Meg Foster have “F@%k Me” eyes?
  • Why does Susan want to be “Magnum, P.I.”?!
  • Sergio Perez on the heat of “Heat” (Season 4, Episode 2)
  • Turns out Serita is friends with (Detective Petrie) Carl Lumbly’s son, Brandon!
  • Ripped From The Headlines: Was Cagney & Lacey an “issue show”?
  • Harvey Lacey: the revolutionary evolution of Mary Beth Lacey’s Husband
  • What is the bar for representation on TV? Has it gotten better since the ’80s? Can you have more than two female leads? Black characters? Can you have racial diversity AND LGBTQ representation in the same show?
So, join Susan and Sharon – and the Babies – as we talk “MASH”-love, “Shadow & Bone” and the joy of raising puppies!

Our Audio-ography

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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 122 – “Cagney & Lacey and the 90s TV Babies”.
Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem.
Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson.
Guest: Serita Fontanesi, Megan Ruble and Sergio Perez.
Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey.
Producer: Melissa Roth.
Associate Producer: Sergio Perez.
Music by Amy Engelhardt.
Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.