A Conversation for Great Cop Shows
Al Johnston Started conversation Dec 11, 2003
"My name is Sergeant Frank Drebbin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad."
They only made six episodes of this classic, before taking it to the movies as "The Naked Gun" but it was brilliant.
Running gags included:
A famous guest star who was assassinated during the title sequence of each episode and took no further part in the story;
Al, who was so tall his head never appeared below the top of the screen;
The forensic scientist's bizarre experiments on children and their pets;
"Cigarette?" - "Yes, it is.";
The end of show "freeze frame" where (almost) everyone froze in place for no readily apparent reason.
Felonious Monk - h2g2s very own Bogeyman Posted Dec 11, 2003
I thought it was twelve episodes, but, yes, they are brilliant. And Ira Newborn's theme music is just *so* funky.
Al Johnston Posted Dec 11, 2003
Hmm might have been, they all fitted onto two VHS tapes anyway.
I particularly liked the smug look on William Shatner's face at having dodged the bullets, just as he drank the poisoned wine.
And how could I forget "What's the word on the street, Johnny?" followed by the shoe-shine guy providing all the necessary information to solve the case (and then advising the celebrity who was next in line after Frank.)
Al Johnston Posted Dec 12, 2003
FordsTowel Posted Dec 30, 2003
Key: Complain about this post