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Police Squad! (1982)

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Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
 Det. Frank Drebin
Alan North Alan North
 Capt. Ed Hocken
Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton
 Abraham Lincoln
Ed Williams Ed Williams
 Mr. Olson
William Duell William Duell
 Johnny
Peter Lupus Peter Lupus
 Norberg
Tessa Richarde Tessa Richarde
 Mary
Georg Stanford Brown Georg Stanford Brown
 Police under the Safe


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Jim Abrahams Jim Abrahams
(6 episodes, 1982)
Tino Insana Tino Insana
(6 episodes, 1982)


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Description: My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad. There'd been a recent wave of gorgeous fashion models found naked and unconscious in laundromats on the West Side. Unfortunately, I was assigned to investigate holdups of neighborhood credit unions. I was across town doing my laundry when I got the call on the double killing. It took me twenty minutes to get there. My boss was already on the scene. After the success of the movie Airplane!! in 1980, Zucker Abrams and Zucker returned to TV, resulting in Police Squad! (ABC, 1982). A blatant parody of 1950s- through 1970s-vintage cop shows (specifically 1957' ... (more)
Release date: 4 March 1982
Tags: Comedy (9), Crime (8), Parody (6), Police (6), Spoof (6), Detective (6), American (6), Slapstick (6), Silly (5), Murder (5), 1980s (4), Sitcom (4), Series (3), Thief (3), Cops (3), Robbery (3), Cult (2), 1982 (2), Quirky (2), Funny (2)
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12 Shows ABC Should Be Embarrassed About Cancellng (12 tv items)

"David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker are beloved by comedy fanatics for their many fabulous entries in the genre. Back in 1982, they were only known for Airplane! and for writing The Kentucky Fried Movie, both pillars of excellence, but not exactly calling cards at the time. So their first small screen effort, Police Squad!, didn’t have the credential legs to carry it through ABC’s boneheaded decision to trash the well-received show after just four of six episodes aired, all because i"


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" The Ups: Has some great visual gags and have some fitting fun with mainstream cop shows. The guest stars that get killed even before the credit sequence is finished. It spawned the movie series "The Naked Gun". It stars Leslie Nielsen in his best comedic role. It consist only of 6 episodes. The Downs: The jokes where people take things too literal are extremely dated. The scripts all follow the same pattern with only small tweaks. "



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