Marginally a "straight" police drama in the Jack Webb/Quinn Martin school, Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name "rings a bell" we hear bells go off every time someone mentions it), non sequiturs occur (a mime tries to spell out a ransom note, and Officer Nordberg guesses "Theme From a Summer Place") and sight gags abound (while looking for a corpse, someone wants to know the time and the dead man's hand drops out of a tree). Written by
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six.
Did You Know?
When ABC re-broadcast all six episodes the summer after the series had been canceled, they cut out the "and Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln" joke in the intro. See more
Det. Frank Drebin
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The opening credits always has a guest star who immediately gets killed off in some silly way. See more