Aired: March 2, 1996
Episode Run: 101
Created by: Bill Nuss (21 Jump Street, Renegade, Hunter, The A-Team)
Written By: Bill Nuss
Official Description: Bicycle officers patrol Santa Monica, California.
- Jim Davidson - TC Callaway
- Paula Trickey - Cory McNamara
- Darlene Vogel - Chris Kelly
- Marcos Ferraez - Victor Del Toro
- Rick Rossovich - Anthony Palermo
- David Lander - Elvis
Amazon/IMDB Reviews/User Descriptions:
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Show by Jane Marie Watson
This was a series that I had bought for my husband. He is a fan of the show. First caught it on satellite.
5.0 out of 5 stars Explended product by Jan Inge Nygãrd
This product, Pacific Blue, is truly a masterpiece! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT!!! Everything was perfect, and the estimated delivery date was very precice. Im looking forward to buy other seasons of these series! The only thing i miss is subtitles in norwegian. I contacted the seller, and just a few hours later i got an answer. These products were originally sony productions, he said, and that was the reason for that! I understand english perfectly, except some minor phrases, but it's not actually a big deal that the products are delivered without subtitles (except dutch). This product is fantastic - you should not hesitate one second to buy this product!
- IMDB Score: 5.7/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
- Metacritic: No score
- Google: 92%
- Amazon: 4 / 5
- TV.com: 7.5/10
- Cast Shakeup: The series underwent a cast shakeup between the third and fourth seasons, one which dramatically altered its tone. The third season finale brought the departure of actors Marcos Ferraez and Rick Rossovich. The fourth season premiere brought four major cast additions: Shanna Moakler, as Monica Harper, Amy Hunter as Jamie Strickland, Jeff Stearns, as Russ Granger, and Mario Lopez as Bobby Cruz. These new recruits to the Pacific Blue unit skewed the show's cast in a younger direction.
- Lots of Guests: Pacific Blue also featured numerous appearances by professional wrestling stars playing other characters, including Rena Mero (Sable), Chyna, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels. (WWF Raw was on the same network.) Professional Intense Cycles Downhill Racer April Lawyer performed bike stunts in a number of episodes. The series also featured trials rider Hans Rey performing tricks in a number of episodes. Carmen Electra made a special guest appearance in her role from Baywatch.
- European Love: Despite falling into obscurity in the US the show still carries a great cult following in Europe, mainly in France and Norway.
- So There Was A Potato Gun: For the episode featuring a potato gun, the crew was required to have an engineer and officer from the ATF on hand to supervise construction and firing of the firearm, and making sure everything was properly licensed.
- HBO Love: In the HBO series Entourage, the backstory of Johnny 'Drama' Chase included fictional appearances on several episodes of Pacific Blue.
- Expensive Bikes: After the first 13 episodes, the series featured custom-painted state-of-the-art Trek Y bikes, outfitted with Spinergy wheels, NiteRider lights, and Janned police bags, making each bicycle worth over $5,000.
- Its Influmenential: The form-fitting uniforms are often credited with influencing the way bicycle cops dressed all over the world.
- 1996 in pop culture:
- 1 gallon of gas $1.23 ($1.80 Today)
- Average Cost of new house $122,000 ($423,000 today)
- Average Monthly Rent $971.00 ($1,405 today)
- Average Salary $25913.90 ($74,200 today)
- Minimum wage: $4.75 (7.25 today)
- Movie Ticket $4.42 ($9.26 today)
- Cost of a Super Bowl ad: $1,200,000; $6 million today
- Top Films: Independence Day, Twister, Mission Impossible, The Rock, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Top Songs: Macarena (Los del Rio), One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey/Boys 2 Men), Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion), Nobody Knows (The Tony Rich Project), Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey)
- 1996 in TV:
- Wendy's "Fluffy Bun" advertisement is first broadcast, which gains Clara Peller and her "Where's the beef?" catchphrase national fame.
- More than 1 billion households worldwide now own television sets.
- MTV's secondary channel, M2 (now known as MTV2), debuts.
- The O. J. Simpson civil trial begins.
- Chris Isaak and Brooke Shields make guest appearances on a post-Super Bowl episode of Friends on NBC.
- Blue's Clues premieres on Nick Jr..
- Five years after its series finale, a movie version of Dallas, entitled Dallas: J.R. Returns, is broadcast by CBS.
- Top rated shows of 1996: ER, Seinfield, Suddenly Susan, Friends, The Naked Truth, Fired Up, Monday night Football, The Single Guy, Home Improvement, Touched By an Angel
- Shows premiering in 1996: Dexters Laboratory, The Daily Show, 7th Heaven, Arliss, the Steve Harvey Show
- Shows ending in 1996: The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Squirt TV, Earthworm Jim, The Dana Carvey Show, TekWar, The Mark Wahlberg Show, Picket Fences