A.J. Simon is a polished fellow with a taste for classic cars and tailored suits. Rick Simon is his less refined older brother who has a taste for cowboy boots and four-wheel drive pickups. The two of them live in San Diego, where they own a private detective agency. The series chronicles their exploits.
Last EpisodeTV Movie: In Trouble Again Aired: Feb. 23, 1995
The trouble starts when Skipper Rick arrives in Seattle and sneaks into the courtroom where A.J. is holding forth as the lawyer for a man who …
Series Fun Facts
- Rick's truck in the show was a 'Macho Power Wagon,' a series of specialty 4x4 trucks manufactured by Dodge from 1977 through 1981, part of the 'Adult Toys' campaign to appeal to younger…
[show]Rick's truck in the show was a 'Macho Power Wagon,' a series of specialty 4x4 trucks manufactured by Dodge from 1977 through 1981, part of the 'Adult Toys' campaign to appeal to younger buyers. The main truck used in the show was a 1979 model long bed in sierra red with special Macho paint job and decals. Midway through the first season, a second truck was added, a 1980 Dodge long bed 4x4 cloned to look like the '79 Macho. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two trucks is in the roll bar. The '79 Macho roll bar is padded and has perfectly straight diagonal supports. The '80 Macho clone uses an after-market roll bar that isn't padded. Also, the diagonal supports bend horizontally before adjoining the main bar. Shots often alternate between the two trucks in the same scenes.
- The pilot was originally shot in South Florida and the show was called "Pirates Key." It was moved to California (set in San Diego, filmed mainly in Los Angeles) after the pilot was filmed.
- Rick was a Marine Corps veteran, Gerald McRaney also played a Marine on Major Dad.