TV Detective News: A Sex Change for 'McCloud'

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While rehearsing with Judy Garland and the cast, Ebsen was hospitalized after inhaling aluminum powder used in the Tin Man costume. He was replaced by Jack Haley.

Ebsen's brief portrayal of the Tin Man can be seen in footage released in the 50th anniversary DVD release of The Wizard of Oz.

Ebsen's seven-year run as geriatric detective Barnaby Jones ended in 1980. But he resurrected his gumshoe in one of his final big-screen appearances, the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies, starring Jim Varney as Ebsen's other immortal TV character, Jed Clampett.

Quincy, M.E.:

TV's original forensic investigator left one major stone unturned during his seven-year run. He never told anyone his first name.

In the final episode of Sex and the City, TV viewers learned that Mr. Big's first name was John. We even got the scoop on Seinfeld's Kramer. The closest we get to Quincy's first name is in season three, when he hands a woman a business card that reads, "Dr. R. Quincy."

Show star Jack Klugman says he's asked this question all the time and still maintains that Quincy's first name is "Doctor."

Charlie's Angels: One must wonder what would have become of Michelle Pfeiffer, Kim Basinger and Kathie Lee Gifford if they had gotten what they once wanted — a role on Charlie's Angels.

The bra-less detectives who solve crimes while they jiggle and run on the beach in slow-mo are often ridiculed, even though several Angels proved to have enduring careers.