“240-Robert” is a specialized Emergency Services Detail of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. This short-lived show chronicled their missions, based on real-life cases, to save people from dangerous situations.  
First Broadcast: August 28, 1979
Last Broadcast: March 21, 1981

Broadcast History

Aug 1979Tue 8:30 – 10:00pm
Sep 1979 – Dec 1979Mon 8:00 – 9:00pm
May 1980 – Aug 1980Sat 8:00 – 9:00pm
Mar 1981Sat 8:00 – 9:00pm

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Where To Watch

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240-Robert Cast

The show originally starred Mark Harmon, Joanna Cassidy, and John Bennett Perry (father of Matthew Perry). Pamela Hensley and Stephan Burns were added to the cast in the 3 episodes of season 2.  
Character# of Episodes
Mark HarmonDeputy Dwayne ‘Thib’ Thibideaux13
Joanna CassidyDeputy Morgan Wainwright13
John Bennett PerryDeputy Theodore Roosevelt ‘Trap’ Applegate III16
Peter J. PitchessSheriff13
Lew SaundersDeputy C.B.9
Steve TannenKestenbaum9

Theme Song & Opening Credits

The 240-Robert theme song was composed by Pete Carpenter and Mike Post.  


There were 2 seasons and 16 episodes of 240-Robert. Check out the 240-Robert episode guide.  


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  • “240-Robert” is the call sign for rescue and paramedic teams for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Rick Rosner, the show’s creator, also created CHiPs. He was a LASD reserve deputy.
  • The vehicles used on the show were 1979 Ford Broncos. The helicopter was a Hughes HA-500C.
  • The episodes of the show were based on real cases the ESD encountered.
  • In the helicopter flight sequences, stunt pilot Chuck Tamburro wore a wig to look like a female pilot.
  • The second season of the show started mid-season and only lasted 3 episodes due to the writer’s strike and poor ratings.
  • Mark Harmon and Joanna Cassidy had 1-year contracts. As a result, they left the show after the first season.


240-Robert.com ( Fan Site) – Fan site dedicated to the short-lived rescue show.  

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