"Kind of a Drag"
Teleplay by Len Janson
Story by David Braff
When a female impersonator is brutally attacked outside a
club, Mitch is forced to get in touch with his feminine
side by going undercover as a drag performer in order to
catch the attacker.
Chris Vogel is considered by all his peers to be the best
impersonator of Dahlia Valentine, the star of My Funny
Valentine, the number one sitcom of the 1970's. However,
one night after a show, Chris is brutally attacked by a
mysterious person wearing a Nixon mask and using a voice
distorter. The only clue Chris has to the attacker's
identity is the phrase "wait 'til your father gets home,
Junior," which the attacker says just after he leaves
Chris for dead. But since that phrase is a lyric from My
Funny Valentine's theme song, it could be used by anyone.
When Mitch, Garner, and Ryan are hired to investigate,
they too start receiving death threats. Whoever attacked
Chris obviously meant to kill him, and now, our heroes'
lives are in danger as well.
If that isn't enough, Mitch has to contend with Duncan
Valentine, Dahlia Valentine's hyperactive son, who won't
stop pestering Mitch about a movie he wants to make about
his mother's life. When Ryan goes over to Duncan's house
to return the script he left at the agency, she discovers
a virtual shrine to Dahlia. Duncan seems very protective
of Dahlia's memory--almost obsessively so. Chris Vogel was
the preeminent Dahlia impersonator. Is there a connection?
When another impersonator is attacked by the same suspect,
Ryan convinces Mitch that the only way to solve the
mystery is to go undercover as a drag performer at the
upcoming benefit performance at "Nights" in order to lure
the attacker out into the open. Not only does that mean
that Mitch must learn how to walk in high heels, but it
makes him the attacker's next target--and the consequences
could be deadly.
MITCH BUCHANNON:DAVID HASSELHOFF
GARNER ELLERBEE: GREGALAN WILLIAMS
RYAN MCBRIDE: ANGIE HARMON
DUNCAN VALENTINE: STUART FRATKIN
CHRIS VOGEL: LOREN FREEMAN
RANDY DILLON: J. DAVID KRASSNER
CINDY: SANDY FLYNN