Friday, July 18, 2014

You know the voice: Louise Williams on Adam-12 (1975)

Ohhhhhhhhh, man!! In one of her pre-Super Friends roles, Louise "Liberty" Williams took her turn as a villain on Adam-12 during the series' final season. She plays a girl named Lisa who, along with two pals, abducts Pete Malloy (Martin Milner) in order to force the police to release a friend who's already in prison.

And you wondered why it was soooooo easy when Jayna was brainwashed by Medulla 2 years later for Louise to turn it up a notch to be a bad girl, if but for a short time.

Anyway, here's "Operation Action":

How could someone that cute be cast in a role like that?


magicdog said...

Always love me some Reed & Malloy!

I grew up watching the syndicated repeats and even after all these years, it's still an entertaining show! I was a bit disappointed Squad 51 couldn't be there to put the fire out in a crossover cameo!

They didn't seem to mention much about the person the villians wanted to trade Malloy for; all we know is that he was arrested for murdering a pimp. Where I come from, he did the world a favor! No mention if the guy was just a friend of the group or perhaps a brother.

Liberty Williams sure plays a mean little girl here! In fact, I would be tempted to say that perhaps her role was switched with the "nice guy" of the group. Women are more likely to act like his character did in this episode.

They did do an earlier episode in which both Reed & Malloy were captured - I'm not sure if it was based on the incident now known in popular media as "The Onion Field" incident, since Reed & Malloy had a happier ending to that story.

hobbyfan said...

Ya know, now that I think of it, seeing how cute Liberty looks, maybe when they designed Jayna, it was more of a mixture of Lib AND Marie Osmond. Talk about sugar & spice!