Scarecrow and Mrs. King
- 4 Seasons
Scarecrow and Mrs. King is a lighthearted television show about every day housewife Amanda King who accidentally gets pulled into the world of American espionage by spy Lee Stetson. Amanda is a recently divorced mother of two living with her mother in Arlington, Virginia. Little does she know that her world will be turned upside down one morning when a strange man--Lee--hands her a plain brown package at the train station and asks her to give it to the man in the red hat. Unfortunately there must have been a convention of some sort going on as Amanda discovers that everyone on that particular train car is wearing a red fez hat. Unsure what to do with the package at that point she takes it home with her. Lee learns that his package was never delivered when his contact turns up dead and Lee has to use his government resources to track down Amanda. We discover that Lee's code name is Scarecrow and that he is a spy working for a government agency known simply as The Agency. Initially Amanda wants nothing to do with Lee or his spy lifestyle. Lee manages to convince her to help him by explaining to her that the mysterious package contains a vital clue into the deaths of several agents. Through a series of unusual circumstances and mishaps Amanda gets involved in Lee's case and ends up saving his life. Due to Amanda's gift of gab combined with her natural peppiness Lee is reluctant to continue working with her. However, his boss Billy disagrees and appreciates Amanda's unique perspective and ideas. Since she is also unemployed and looking for work, it seems like a perfect fit. As the show takes place toward the end of the cold war and just before the Berlin Wall came down the main bad guys are often Russian or Communists looking to undermine the American way of life. Lee and Amanda frequently have to deal with KGB operatives and in a few cases have to work alongside Russian agents to achieve an ends and solve cases. During season two of the four season run, the cast and crew traveled to Europe to film several episodes.