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T. J. Hooker



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The late Aaron Spelling was responsible, inadvertently, for a Straussian joke that was (and may remain—we’ll see) strictly inside baseball.  “T.J. Hooker” (starring you-know-who) came on the air when I was in grad school studying political philosophy, and my pals and I used to joke that the esoteric teaching of the show could be revealed once one realized that the show’s full title was “The Judicious Hooker.”  We kept watching for the veiled references to The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity . . .



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