Cast and Crew: Derrick Comedy
What It’s About: The Mystery Team were a trio of kid crime solvers,now grown up and a joke to everyone over the age of 7. When a distraught little girl asks them to solve a real murder case, can they redeem themselves?
Why Watch it Today?: 3-2-1 Contact, whose Bloodhound Gang segment featured a trio of teens solving crimes (with SCIENCE!) premiered today in 1980. Mystery Team is an often dead-on send up of the “kid detective” sub-genre (including The Bloodhound Gang and Encyclopedia Brown) with a game cast lead by Community‘s Donald Glover. Mystery Team is particularly satisfying if you were the kind of kid that thought Encyclopedia Brown was an ass.
Where to Get It: Netflix (rental only), iTunes, or Amazon
3-2-1 Contact theme:
Blood Hound Gang: The Case of the Thing in the Trunk Pt. 1 (forgot I had a crush on Vikki Allen):