The Fighters

The Fighters

Air Date: April 24, 1966

Written by: Robert L. Goodwin

Directed by: R.G. Springsteen

Guest Stars: Michael Conrad (Hank), Phillip Pine (Dugan), Mari Aldon (Ruby), Cal Bolder (Charlie), Gene Tyburn (Smitty), Bruce Mars (Bert), Grandon Rhodes (Doc)

Hoss seriously injures a prizefighter. Hoss’ guilt over the situation makes him decide that he will never use his fists again…that is, until Joe comes home severely injured.

Trivia: This was Michael Conrad’s first and only appearance in the series. A television veteran who appeared in many programs in the ’50s, ’60s, 70s’ and early ’80s, he is probably best remembered for his role as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on the 1980’s drama, Hill Street Blues, and his signature line, “Let’s be careful out there.” Conrad died in November 1983 from urethral cancer.