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Officer "Swanny" Swanhouser was played by Noam Pitlik, and appeared in six episodes during the show's first season, first appearing in the fourth episode of the first season titled The Copper Caper in 1972. Swanny was originally Smith's Caucasian partner who is replaced early in the second season with Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins (Howard T. Platt). Swanny is basically the same as Hoppy, in the sense that the two often incorrectly used 'Jive' slang, which Smitty often corrected—e.g., "cold" instead of "cool" or "right up" instead of "right on." and the ever-professional Swanny, then later, Hoppy, often delivered a speech filled with police jargon and big words, which usually confuses Fred and/or Lamont thus turning to Smitty, who would then translate Swanny or Hoppy's speech into Jive. but Swanny's demeanor is much more serious than the more jovial Hoppy, and completely humorless. Like Hoppy, Swanny is never racially insulted by Fred.

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