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Leslie Nielsen Leslie Nielsen
 Det. Frank Drebin 6 episodes, 1982
Alan North Alan North
 Capt. Ed Hocken 6 episodes, 1982
Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton
 Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1982
Ed Williams Ed Williams
 Mr. Olson 6 episodes, 1982
William Duell William Duell
 Johnny 6 episodes, 1982
Peter Lupus Peter Lupus
 Norberg 4 episodes, 1982
Tessa Richarde Tessa Richarde
 Mary 2 episodes, 1982
Georg Stanford Brown Georg Stanford Brown
 Police under the Safe 1 episode, 1982


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


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An underrated gem

1 day, 22 hours ago at Apr 4 17:53
Before The Naked Gun, there was the short-lived television show Police Squad! in 1982, which introduces the character of Detective Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) as well as the distinctive style of humour. Created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, who were fresh off the success of 1980's Airplane!, this half-hour-long show hilariously spoofs police procedurals - more specifically,... read more
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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
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PvtCaboose91 posted a review 1 day, 22 hours ago

An underrated gem

“Before The Naked Gun, there was the short-lived television show Police Squad! in 1982, which introduces the character of Detective Lt. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) as well as the distinctive style of humour. Created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, who were fresh off the success of 1980's Airplane!, this half-hour-long show hilariously spoofs police procedurals - more specifically, it's a parody of the forgotten 1950s TV show M Squad. In keeping with the other productions masterminded by the ZAZ trio, Police Squad! is jam-packed with so many gags that there's virtually always something on-screen to make you laugh. Unfortunately, only six (terrific) episodes were produced before Police Squad! was axed due to poor ratings. As Nielsen himself posits, the show did not succeed b” read more

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"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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