240-Robert TV Show

“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.

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Broadcast History

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Network: ABC
Broadcast: 1979-1981
First Broadcast: August 28, 1979
Last Broadcast: March 21, 1981

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

Episode Guide


Collectibles & Memorabilia



Actor Character(s)Notes
Mark HarmonDeputy Dwayne ‘Thib’ Thibideaux 
Joanna CassidyDeputy Morgan Wainwright 
John Bennett PerryDeputy Theodore Roosevelt ‘Trap’ Applegate III 

Regulars & Guest Stars

Actor Character(s)Notes
Brian FrishmanBig Bird 

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.

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.


“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.


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240-Robert Forum ( Forum ) – Connect and discuss with fans of the show in our forum.

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

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