OK, let's forget how dumb Starsky & Hutch was. It doesn't matter that they were supposed to be undercover cops yet drove around in the most easily identifiable car ('the striped tomato'; a bright red two door Ford Gran Torino with a large white vector stripe on both sides) in Bay City, California. Let's just remember how cool the show was.
The car was cool.
The clothes were cool.
The characters were cool.
The theme tune, 'Gotcha', by Tom Scott was cool.
Yup, Starksy and Hutch was one cool show.