"It's no secret. I've been carrying you since day one." (Game)

also see, How Long? Time also see, Date Stamps, also see, What Time is It?,

Mentions of how long Starsky and Hutch have been together
• Colby says he was in a prisoner-of-war camp for five years and in a hospital for two years. Starsky and Hutch were in the Academy with him, so they have known each other at least seven years. Chances are it is longer than that, as Colby had to make Lieutenant first. And unless he was captured immediately after going to Vietnam, more time has to be added on yet again. (Deadly Imposter)
• Dr. Franklin says to Hutch, “I understand that you and Detective Starsky have been partners for some time now.” Hutch replies, “That’s right.” (A Coffin for Starsky)
• Hutch remembers Ginger being picked up on a felony bunco charge four years ago, and Starsky was apparently not with him. (Committee)
• Hutch comments to Starsky, “It’s no secret; I’ve been carrying you since Day One.” (Game)
• Hutch knows it has been four years since Nick Starsky has seen Starsky. (Starsky’s Brother)
• Hutch knows Rankin played the Mardi Gras in Bay City ten to twelve years ago, which seems to be news to Starsky. (Losing Streak)
• Hutch mentions busting the bartender when Starsky was on east coast three years ago. (Velvet Jungle)
• Hutch mentions that he and Starsky have been out of uniform for two years. (Pariah)
• Hutch requests files to be pulled “from every case we’ve worked on in the past five years.” (A Coffin for Starsky)
• Hutch says he and Starsky have been in “this precinct six years.” Starsky corrects him, “Seven.” (Sweet Revenge)
• Hutch says he put Johnny Bagley away about seven years ago. It was without Starsky. (Trap)
• Hutch says it is “scary to think” of all the creeps he has alienated in the six years he has been on the force. (Specialist)
• Hutch says it is scary “to think back six years on the force,” to try to remember all the weirdoes he has alienated. (Vendetta)
• Hutch says, “It’s a pity that after four years, it doesn’t get any better.” (Targets 3)
• Hutch says, “My partner and I have been in this precinct for six years.” Starsky corrects him,"Seven.” (Targets 2)
• Hutch was alone when he busted Shockley when Hutch was in uniform. (Bait)
• Luke Huntley says about Hutch, “I taught him so good, he’s Sergeant First Class in seven years.” (Birds of a Feather)
• Starsky regarding knowing Hutch, “I’ve done my homework for seven years. I know how, where, when you eat, walk, sleep, talk, what you know and how you know it.” (Game)
• Starsky and Hutch arrest Charlie Deek while they are together, as per newspaper article. Deek says “I got five years from those pigs.” (Murder Ward)
• Starsky and Hutch have been together on the same beat “for three years.” (Pilot)
• Starsky and Hutch have Leo Moon’s old beat. Moon has been in jail five years, so they haven’t had their present beat longer than that. (Captain Dobey, You’re Dead)
• Starsky asks Hutch, “How long have we known each other?” Hutch replies, “Too long, it seems.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Starsky mentions that Hutch’s addiction happened “a few years ago.” (Partners)
• Starsky says Chief Ryan has, “Been on our back” for three years. Hutch disagrees, “Lot longer than that, Starsk.” (Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty)
• Starsky says Hutch, “has been with me ever since he came into the department.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Starsky tells Dryden he is ending a “six year partnership.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Starsky tells Joe Durniak Hutch has been his partner for “seven years.” (Set-Up)
• Starsky tells Kira he has “been on the street for eight years.” (Starsky vs. Hutch)
• Starsky comments he hasn’t seen anything like Guy’s case “through all the years” they’ve been together. (Crying Child)

Mentions of how long Starsky and Hutch have known Huggy
• Huggy is surprised to learn Hutch was married. Either Hutch never talked about it, or Huggy has known Hutch less than four and a half years. (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Huggy mentions that he and Hutch “go back farther than Lewis and Clark.” (Partners)
• Hutch and Kate Larrabee were friends seven years before episode occurs. Starsky doesn’t know her. (Cover Girl)

Who made Detective first?
• It appears Starsky did. Starsky says to Hutch, “It took months to show you the ropes.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• It appears Starsky did. Starsky says Hutch, “Has been with me ever since he came into the department.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Starsky and Hutch did at the same time. Hutch says, “Our first assignment out of uniform,” was the high school drug bust. (Pariah)

Who taught whom?
• Hutch says to cops in Nellie’s bar about Starsky, “I taught him everything I know.” (Committee)
• Luke Huntley says about Hutch, “I thought him so good, he’s a Sergeant First Class in seven years.” (Birds of a Feather)
• Starsky says about Hutch, “It took me months to show you the ropes.” (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• Starsky tells Luke he taught him everything he knows. (Birds of a Feather)

Together how long?
• 2 months, Wilbur and Sally Ann Sloan (Savage Sunday)
• 1 year, Sharman and Tony (Running)
• 3 years, John Colby and his “wife” (Deadly Imposter)
• 6 years, Stoltz and McDermont (Specialist)
• 8 years, Buzzy and Camille Boone (Golden Angel)
• 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Pitkin (Murder at Sea)
• 12 years, Vic and Evelyn Rankin (Losing Streak)
• 12 years, Spenser and Jeeter (Heavyweight)
• 15 years, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Miller (Savage Sunday)
• 22 years, John and Maggie Blaine (Death in a Different Place)

Dobey’s contemporaries on the force
• 7 years, Officer Chuck (Strange Justice)
• 16 years, cop who found Ted behind the Randall Building (Action)
• 20 years, Daniel State (Strange Justice)
• 20 years, Leo Moon, was at Academy with Dobey. If he was jail for five years then was with Dobey for about 20 years. (Captain Dobey, You’re Dead)
• 24 years, Fargo (Committee)
• 25 years, Luke Huntley (Birds of a Feather)
• 25 years, Mike Ferguson (Iron Mike)
• 27 years, Dobey himself (Starsky and Hutch Are Guilty)
• Elmo Jackson, his old partner. He and Dobey “went a long way together.” (Snowstorm)
• John Blaine (Death in a Different Place)
• Mac Johnson, Dobey’s senior, “broke him in” on his beat. (Omaha Tiger)

Mentions of Starsky and Hutch on cases without each other
• Hutch busted Shockley when Hutch was in uniform. (Bait)
• Hutch knows John-John the Apple, and Starsky doesn’t. (Collector)
• Hutch says he busted Guillermo when Starsky was “back east.” (Velvet Jungle)
• Hutch remembers Ginger being picked up on a felony bunko charge four years ago, apparently Starsky was not with him. (Committee)
• Hutch was alone when he put Johnny Bagley away about seven years ago. (Trap)
• Hutch worked alone on the “Dallas diamond bust” two years ago when Starsky was in the hospital. (Hutchinson for Murder One)

Some clues that Dobey is new to Starsky and Hutch in The Pilot
• They ask Huggy for information about Dobey. They find out Dobey is a “pretty good cop,” “likes the ponies too much” but “isn’t on the take.”
• When Dobey yells into the phone, Starsky says to Hutch, “And you said that he was just another pretty face.” Seems either Hutch has been with Dobey longer, or they are both new and Hutch has told Starsky what he has heard about Dobey.
• In the laundry room, Starsky and Hutch speculate Dobey could be in on the cover up.

Some clues that Simonetti and Dryden haven’t been with Metro very long (Hutchinson for Murder One)
• When Dobey mentions “Simonetti and Dryden” to Starsky and Hutch, he has to explain that, “They’re a couple of guys from Internal Affairs.” It is doubtful that Starsky and Hutch haven’t had any contact with them this far in their careers. It is equally doubtful that even if Starsky and Hutch hadn’t had reason to tangle with them personally, they would have heard about them from other cops. This makes it likely that Simonetti and Dryden have recently transferred in. Perhaps with IA, cops are brought in from the outside so that there isn’t so much history and conflict of interest?
• Starsky refers to Simonetti as “What’s His Name.”

Specific years mentioned
• 5th century = Starsky informs Hutch regarding the original vampire. (Vampire)
• 1744 = Zane says he reading Voltaire, 1744. He's wrong. (Pilot)
• 1854 = Golden Eagle coin. (Huggy Bear and the Turkey)
• 1859 = Hawaiian Missionary stamp (Bait)
• 1887 = Samm's and Company is seen in Pine Lake. The sign says it was established in 1887. (Satan's Witches)
• 1927 = do the math and this is the year Felix and Maggie got married. (Deadly Imposter)
• 1940s = doctor talks of Commander Jim's fondness for music from this time, wanting "nostalgia for an age of moral certainty." (Lady Blue)
• 1940s = Starsky comments that the suit he's looking at is from the "early 1940s," the same "kind of suit George Brent wore in all those Bette Davis movies." (Bounty Hunter)
• 1941 = the coroner tells Hutch he remembers different racial terminology. (Pilot)
• 1942 = according to Dr. Tishaun, there have been three outbreaks of the plague since then. (Plague)
• 1946 = the last time Duke was in Las Vegas (Las Vegas Strangler)
• 1947 = Starsky's mother had a 1947 flamingo colored Studebaker. (Captain Dobey, You're Dead)
• 1949 = Starsky says Eckworth "came up to the Yankees in 1949." (Vendetta)
• 1952 = Felix gave Maggie a green and black 1952 Kaiser Fraiser for their 25
th wedding anniversary. (Deadly Imposter)
• 1954 = Starsky says Eckworth was traded to the Chi-Socks in 1954. (Vendetta)
• 1957-58 = McClellan was involved in the Witness Protection Program. (Targets 3)
• 1959 = Tommy Reese says wrestling hasn't come within spitting distance of the front page since then. (Golden Angel)
• 1961 = 1961 Triumph is a fourteen-year old hooker. (Bait)
• 1961 = the year Rene Nadasy injures his leg. He says this is "verifiable." (Vampire)
• 1964 = a clue is Artie's 1964 JFK quarters (Vendetta)
• 1964 = maroon Ford is the car Starsky and Hutch pursue. (Partners)
• 1965 = Billy Desmond became the youngest Eagle Scout in the the state and graduates from high school. (Terror on the Docks)
• 1965 = Jack Ives was a 1965 graduate of Purdue. (Groupie)
• 1966 = Chateau Villon-Longueville wine. (Texas Longhorn)
• 1966 = Steve Reynolds recognizes Terry Nash from a Vietnam War Battle that happened in this year. (Set-Up)
• 1966 = Dom Perignon is the champagne Amboy serves. (Bust Amboy)
• 1969 = Medoc is the wine Michelle and Gage drink. (Class in Crime)
• 1970 = Dobey says Billy Desmond surfaces again, after spending two years at the University and then dropping out. (Terror on the Docks)
• 1973 = the 1973 Ford is a prop car, appearing in all four seasons. (Kill Huggy Bear, Satan's Witches, Black and Blue, Little Girl Lost, Iron Mike, Hostages, Terror on the Docks, Huggy Can't Go Home)
• 1973 = year of Chevrolet stolen, said on the radio when cops are warning of a bomb (Savage Sunday)
• 1975 = Chateau Twister. (Texas Longhorn)
• 1977 = Chateau Martin is the wine Huggy brings to the hospital. (Sweet Revenge)