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Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom, Part II
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom, Part II (1977–1979)
TV Episode
  • Director:
    Steven Hilliard Stern
  • Category:
  • Writer:
    Glen A. Larson,Michael Sloan
  • Cast:
    Shaun Cassidy,Parker Stevenson,Pamela Sue Martin
  • Time:
    1h
  • Year:
    1977–1979
Frank, Joe, and Nancy are at a detective's convention when they discover a mysterious phantom who snatches one detective after another.
Casts
Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun Cassidy Shaun Cassidy - Joe Hardy
Parker Stevenson Parker Stevenson - Frank Hardy
Pamela Sue Martin Pamela Sue Martin - Nancy Drew
Clive Revill Clive Revill - Philip Bronson
Casey Kasem Casey Kasem - Paul Hamilton
Hari Rhodes Hari Rhodes - Lieutenant Astor (as Harry Rhodes)
Lou Antonio Lou Antonio - The Director
J.D. Cannon J.D. Cannon - Jason Fox
Robert Wagner Robert Wagner - Himself
Jaclyn Smith Jaclyn Smith - Herself
James Wainwright James Wainwright - Arlo Weatherly (as James Wainright)
John Lupton John Lupton - Bob Townsend
Floyd Levine Floyd Levine - Brandon
Michael Quinn Michael Quinn - David Hargrove
Rick Goldman Rick Goldman - Bert

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom, Part II (1977–1979)

Although never referred to by the name "Columbo" in the episode, the Casey Kasem character is an actor who pretends to be playing the role of the famous detective Columbo. Sadly both Kasem and Peter Falk, who played the real role of Columbo, both suffered from a form of dementia at the ends of their lives.

The villain, who wears the Phantom of the Opera mask throughout the episode, is literally unmasked at the end of the episode to reveal that he is the character played by Casey Kasem. This is a nod to the animated Scooby Doo series. Casey Kasem's was the voice of Shaggy in the animated Scooby Doo series. At the end of every Scooby Doo mystery the team pulls the mask off of the villain to reveal who the person behind the mask is.