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Robert Blake's Hot or Not List

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Transcripts of conversations between Robert Blake and his attorney have fallen into the hands of the LA Times. Other than the creepy feeling we get from this (Law & Order tells us those conversations are privileged, right?), the snippets, give us a, well, creepy window into the mind of now-acquitted Robert Blake. He and his lawyer hatched a brilliant plan: have '70s TV stars visit him in jail and speak well of him to the media upon leaving. Scott Baio? Not cool enough. Suzanne Pleshette? Totally cool. We suppose '70s TV was a better pop-culture memory of Blake, as good-guy Baretta, than, say, '60s art film, which might evoke In Cold Blood, where he played psychokiller Perry Smith. Obviously, other celebrities in trouble with the law have thought to call on their fellow celebs to try to make them look good. But really: Gavin McLeod?