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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  • The episodes end with a mock freeze frame. However, instead of an actual freeze frame, the characters in the frame simply stand as still as possible. In one episode, the frame "freezes" with…
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    The episodes end with a mock freeze frame. However, instead of an actual freeze frame, the characters in the frame simply stand as still as possible. In one episode, the frame "freezes" with one character pouring the other a cup of coffee. As they stand still, the cup can be seen overflowing.
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  • ABC wanted the show to have a laugh track, but Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker wouldn't give in.
  • Each week featured a "Special Guest Star" who is killed off in the opening credits. Lorne Greene and William Conrad are knifed and tossed out of cars; Georg Stanford Brown has a safe dropped…
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    Each week featured a "Special Guest Star" who is killed off in the opening credits. Lorne Greene and William Conrad are knifed and tossed out of cars; Georg Stanford Brown has a safe dropped on him; Florence Henderson is shot during a musical number; Robert Goulet is executed by a firing squad; and William Shatner avoids a burst of machine-gun-fire only to drink a glass of poisoned wine.
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