BJ and the Bear
was a long running comedy that ran from 1970 to 1981 on
NBC. The showed starred Greg Evigan as Billy Joe (B.J.)
McKay and Claude Atkins as Sheriff Elroy P. Lobo.
Greg Evigan even performed the show's theme song.
Big fans of the show may even remember that The
Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo was a short-lived spin
crazy TV show, B. J. McCay traveled around the country
in his fancy red and white truck with his pet chimpanzee,
who went by the name
"Bear." Of course there were plenty of things to
give BJ and the Bear trouble, such as corrupt sheriffs
like Elroy P. Lobo, and the fact that they constantly
found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time,
with some hot chic asking for help. As the show
came to an end, B.J. began running his own trucking
company in Los Angeles, and another corrupt cop named
Rutherford T Grant became the thorn in B.J.'s side.