US COMEDY SERIES
1 SERIES OF 6 EPISODES - 1982

REGULAR CAST:
LIEUTENANT FRANK DREBIN - LESLIE NIELSEN
CAPTAIN ED HOCKEN - ALAN NORTH
DR. TED OLSEN - ED WILLIAMS
JOHNNY - WILLIAM DUELL
NORBERG - PETER LUPUS

THIS IS THE SERIES THAT INSPIRED THE NAKED GUN TRILOGY AND THE AIRPLAIN SPOOF . FILMS,SO IF YOU'VE SEEN THEM YOU PRETTY MUCH KNOW WHAT THIS SHOW IS ABOUT.
LIEUTENANT FRANK DREBIN(NIELSEN) IS ALWAYS ON THE CASE,ALONG WITH HIS BOSS CAPTAIN HOCKEN(NORTH).EVERYTIME HE ARRIVES AT THE SCENE,HIS BOSS IS ALREADY THERE,AND HE CRASHES INTO SOMETHING AS HE STOPS HIS CAR(TRASHCANS,ANOTHER CAR,FIRE HYDRANT ETC)
WHEN DREBIN GETS STUCK FOR INFORMATION,HE GOES TO JOHNNY,A SHOESHINE GUY WHO KNOWS NOTHING UNTIL THE CASH IS SHOWN,THEN SUDDENLY HAS ALL THE ANSWERS HE'S LOOKING FOR.THE FUNNY THING IS,HE DOSEN'T JUST DO THIS WITH DREBIN.A PRIEST SITS DOWN AFTER DREBIN AND ASKS JOHNNY ABOUT LIFE AFTER DEATH,TO WHICH HIS REPLY WAS "ARE YOU TALKING EXISTENTIAL BEING OR ANTHROPOMORPHIC DEITY"
SOME OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS ARE GOING ON IN THE BACKGROUND,WHICH ARE EASILY MISSED IF YOU'RE CONCENTRATING ON THE MAIN PLOT.
ONLY 6 EPISODES WERE MADE,BUT EACH ONE CAN BE WATCHED OVER AND OVER,BECAUSE YOU KEEP SEEING BITS YOU MISSED.
DURING THE OPENING CREDITS,THE ANNOUNCER TELLS US TONIGHTS SPECIAL GUEST STAR(WHO ONLY APPEAR FOR THAT BRIEF MOMENT TO BE KILLED,AND NOT IN THE ACTUAL SHOW) AND GIVES THE NAME OF THE EPISODE,BUT THE EPISODE HE SAYS IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SEE CAPTIONED ON THE SCREEN.THE ACTUAL TITLE IS IN RED IN THE TABLE BELOW


EPISODE No & GUEST STAR EPISODE TITLE(ANNOUNCER) EPISODE TITLE(CAPTIONED)
1. LORNE GREENE THE BROKEN PROMISE A SUBSTANTIAL GIFT
2. GEORG STANFORD BROWN DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT RING OF FEAR
3. FLORENCE HENDERSON TERROR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD RENDEZVOUS AT BIG GULCH
4. WILLIAM SHATNER THE GUILTY ALIBI REVENGE AND REMORSE
5. ROBERT GOULET A BIRD IN THE HAND THE BUTLER DID IT
6. ? ? ?

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