The Thing and the Treasure Hunt

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The Thing and the Treasure Hunt
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The Yancy Street Gang spy on Benjy's gang as they figure out the treasure map's next spot.
Premiere date: October 27, 1979
Run time: 11:36
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"The Thing and the Treasure Hunt" is the eighth episode (part two) of The Thing season one. It aired on October 27, 1979 on NBC.

Benyj's gang follow a treasure map into the town's cove, with the Yancy Street Gang on their trail.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Betty Harkness Marilyn Schreffler
Ronald Radford John Erwin
Benjy Grimm Wayne Morton
Kelly Harkness Noelle North
Ronald's father
Stretch Unavailable
Spike Hanrahan Art Metrano
Turkey Michael Sheehan
Eagle Unavailable
Demolition guy #1 Unavailable
Demolition guy #2 Unavailable
Bank teller Unavailable
Bank president Unavailable




  • Benjy's rings
  • Dynamite


  • Ronald's dingy
  • Yancy Street Gang's motorcycles
  • The Seadog





Behind the scenes


  • Benjy gets hot under the collar when Betty flirts with him, despite the fact he's technically an adult in a teenager's body.
  • The name on the boat says The Seadog, yet the lifebuoy says S.S. Seadog.
  • The Yancy Street Gang are riding the motorcycles in the bank.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning

Home availability

  • Warner Bros. own the show, while Disney own the characters, making it difficult to release this episode onto DVD.