B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
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A Coffin with a View 

It was a dark and stormy night when B.J and the Bear drove two Transylvanian coffins from Frisco to L.A., meeting up along the way with murder, mayhem and maybe even Count Dracula.


Ray Austin


Glen A. Larson (created by), Michael Sloan


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Episode cast overview:
Greg Evigan ... B.J. McKay
Pamela Hensley ... Holly Tremaine
John Carradine ... Transylvanian Caretaker
Jack Ging ... Inspector (as Jack L. Ging)
George Lazenby ... Paul Desmond
Foster Brooks ... Terry Morgan
Bob Hoy ... Officer Kling (as Robert Hoy)
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Det. Tony Grimes
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Bo Bender
Bill Kux ... Det. Stinson (as William Kux)
Christina Cummings Christina Cummings ... Nancy Duvall


It was a dark and stormy night when B.J and the Bear drove two Transylvanian coffins from Frisco to L.A., meeting up along the way with murder, mayhem and maybe even Count Dracula.

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Adventure | Comedy





Release Date:

10 March 1979 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Danny Glover's TV debut. See more »


Holly Tremaine: What do you do for a living?
Paul Desmond: I deal with the dead.
Holly Tremaine: Oh. Of course, well, that's nice, uh, that you do that. I mean, where would we be if there were no morticians? All those bodies just piling up all over the place. I mean, somebody has to bury people when they die; otherwise where would all us livers be? Well, you know what I mean.
Paul Desmond: Has it ever occurred to you that the dead outnumber the living by a million to one? And if they ever rose up against the living...
Holly Tremaine: Uh, no, no, that, that can't happen...
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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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John Carradine and Foster Brooks
19 March 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"A Coffin with a View" features a remarkable cast, well known performers such as John Carradine, Foster Brooks, and George Lazenby, with a brief cameo as a reporter from newcomer Danny Glover (unbilled in his very first TV appearance). Pamela Hensley is Holly Tremaine, filming for Star International Pictures 'Fangs-The Sinister Legend of Dracula,' with a pair of coffins that supposedly belonged to the Count himself, one containing his remains, the other his native soil. B. J. McKay is hired to transport the two coffins, along with the Transylvanian Caretaker (John Carradine) from Dracula's castle, who insists that his master not be disturbed. Meanwhile, Jack L. Ging plays the investigator astonished to discover a blood drained corpse; is there a real vampire on the loose, and who could it be? Lovely Pamela Hensley was soon to star on BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY. Doing his superlative drunk routine, Foster Brooks hardly cuts an impressive figure in cape and fangs, while producer Glen A. Larson served John Carradine far better with 1977's "McCloud Meets Dracula."

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