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August 05, 1990

Robert Redford plays the murder victim's stepson in the Perry Mason episode (Thursday at 7 p.m. on KDOC) "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee," which first aired 30 years ago, when Redford was 23.

Steve Martin sings "King Tut" on The Best of Saturday Night Live (Saturday at 10 p.m. on KDOC). Also on the show: The Blues Brothers perform "Hey, Bartender," and those wild and crazy Festrunks go looking for foxes.

Hired hand Jim Horn settles at the Shiloh Ranch to become a regular on The Virginian (Saturday at 9 a.m. on Family). Tim Matheson, who was already a TV veteran (he was the voice of cartoonland's Jonny Quest, among other things), is the young cowboy.

The Standells (Larry Tamblyn, Gary Lane, Tony Valentino and Dick Dodd) appear as themselves in a 1965 Munsters (Sunday at 1:30 p.m. on KTLA), around the time their "Dirty Water" became a hit.

James Burrows won an Emmy for directing the Taxi episode "Elaine's Strange Triangle" (Sunday at 11 p.m. on KTLA), about the cabbie's relationship with a bisexual man.

Orson Welles wants to use Lucy in his act, but not for the highbrow performance she thinks, on I Love Lucy (Friday at 9 a.m. on KTTV).

Nick Nolte appears on a Streets of San Francisco (Friday at noon on KCOP) two years before his big break in "Rich Man, Poor Man" in 1976.

A con man tries to get Jed Clampett to go on a spending spree and buy the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park and the Hollywood Freeway, on The Beverly Hillbillies (Thursday at 11 a.m. on KDOC).

Dr. McCoy says those immortal words "He's dead, Jim," for the first time on Star Trek in "The Enemy Within" (Monday at midnight on KCOP), one of the good Kirk/bad Kirk episodes.

Burt Reynolds does a takeoff on Marlon Brando when he plays a method actor in "The Bard," a 1963 Twilight Zone (Wednesday at midnight on KTLA). It was after some of his TV roles, but well before he bacame a star.

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