I'm sure most of you have seen this before, but it's AWESOME every time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_eWO-CsIA4
It's from a 70's TV show called "The Streets of San Francisco." The episode you referenced is called "Deadlift."
Just to add - 'The Streets of San Francisco' had the most kick arse 70s title theme ever.
Malden+Douglas+70's SF= WIN.