But really: How much fun is it to be a spy and a mom? In this episode, Susan and Sharon continue their conversation about the TV show “Scarecrow & Mrs. King'', focusing on how Amanda balanced her home life with her new (secret!) career as a spy and how her desire to embrace this new career drives the Season One episodes. And did Kate Jackson’s foot injury nearly derailed the season? Along the way, we also discuss…
Kate Jackson’s “reputation” on set: What was it? And was it true?
The barely there, but surprisingly diverse group of featured and background agents at the IFF.
The plot twists and tropes of detective/spy stories: mistaken identity, memory loss and look-alikes!
The mid-season hand-off of showrunner duties from creators Eugenie Ross-Lemming & Brad Buckner to TV veteran Juanita Bartlett – and how it changed the show.
A dangerous – and romantic – Christmas Eve that Lee and Amanda share in a cozy mountain cabin with two Russian spies… and a bottle of vodka!
Susan and Sharon also welcome special guest Richard Hatem – Susan’s husband and TV Writer/Producer on such shows as “Grimm” and “Titans” – to discuss injuries on set, the challenges of producing network television, and how women are treated behind-the-scenes both then – and now.
So join us as we go undercover, lose our memory, meet our evil twins, get nasty with Ms. Jackson – and learn how to slide into home base without tearing a ligament!
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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 102 - “Scarecrow and Ms. Jackson, if you’re Nasty” Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem. Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson. Guest: Richard Hatem. Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey. Producer: Melissa Roth. Associate Producers: Megan McKiernan, Sergio Perez. Music by Amy Engelhardt. Copyright 2022 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.