Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 04, 1982
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Police Squad!

Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name "rings a bell" we hear bells go off everytime someone mentions it).

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01x06 Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don… Aired: Jul. 08, 1982

A comedian goes off the road and Police Squad! suspects foul play. Frank takes his place as stand-up comedian at the same club and soon discovers …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 6 episodes air in 1982.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • 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.
  • The theme song, the opening credits and the character of Lt. Frank Drebin were spoofs of M Squad. Lee Marvin starred on that show as Lt. Frank Ballinger.
  • Drebin's rank is oft intentionally misused, i.e. he might announce himself as 'Lieutenant Drebin' only to have that person immediately introduce him as 'Captain Drebin.' Even Drebin varies…
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    Drebin's rank is oft intentionally misused, i.e. he might announce himself as 'Lieutenant Drebin' only to have that person immediately introduce him as 'Captain Drebin.' Even Drebin varies his title, making it one of those distinctively amusing subtleties the Abrahms and Zucker Brothers team are known for.
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