The Best '80s Detective Shows: Sleuths Just Want to Have Fun

They took down bad guys wearing pastel suits and feathered hair–and they made us laugh while doing it.

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  • Photo Credit: Michael Mann Productions

1. Maddie Hayes and David Addison

Moonlighting

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  • Photo Credit: ABC Circle Films

2. Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

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  • Photo Credit: CBS

3. Doug Penhall and Tom Hanson

21 Jump Street

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  • Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox Television

4. Jonathan and Jennifer Hart

Hart to Hart

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  • Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures Television

5. Remington Steele and Laura Holt

Remington Steele

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  • Photo Credit: MTM Enterprises

6. James Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs

Miami Vice

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  • Photo Credit: Michael Mann Productions