Obscurity factor: 6
In 1975, Robert Wagner teamed up with Eddie Albert for a series quite similar to yesterday's post (It Takes a Thief). He played Pete Ryan, a former con man recruited by retired law man Frank "Mac" MacBride (Albert). Each week they would devise some elaborate sting operation, aided by their able and attractive secretary Maggie Philbin (Sharon Gless) and a cast of other regulars, that would trap some bad guy. The action was deft and exciting and the tone was irreverent.
The show had many fun guest stars including Wayne Newton, Lorenzo Lamas, Dionne Warwick, Jaclyn Smith and in the clip below, Jim Bailey playing a gender illusionist who assists in one of the stings.
The series was on for three seasons and is yet to be available on DVD, though you can find copies on iOffer.com.
Obscurity factor: 6 (not on DVD, hard to find online, remembered by some because of comparatively long run)