“The Mod Squad," Cool Cops!

By Rebeka Knott
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The Mod Squad was a crime/drama television series that ran from 1968 to 1973. At the time, the show pushed the limits on what we, as a society, were willing to accept and buy into. America was well in the midst of the controversial, counterculture movement. The squad was a diverse, undercover crime-fighting trio. Characters included Pete (Michael Cole), Julie (Peggy Lipton) and Linc (Clarence Williams, III). Captain Adam Greer (Tige Andrews) was their superior who gave them their assignments while also encouraging and supporting them while they hunted down the bad guys.