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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   Bryan Tuck

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Posted July 15 2002 - 01:34 AM

I apologize if someone else has already mentioned this, but does anyone know of any plans to release the original Police Squad on DVD? There were only 6 episodes, so they might could fit on 1 disc, or very comfortably on two. With both Airplanes and all three Naked Guns out now, and with Paramount putting out Top Secret (thank you, thank you) this week, surely they've thought about the series that was the inspiration for Naked Gun. Would anyone else want this? Does anyone remember what I'm talking about?
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#2 of 38 OFFLINE   Eric Thrall

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Posted July 15 2002 - 02:08 AM

I'd love to get this series on DVD - I have it on laserdisc, but I have very few LDs left, and it would be nice to finish upgrading them to DVDs...

#3 of 38 OFFLINE   Neil S. Bulk

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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:16 AM

Add me to the list of people that would love to have this television series on DVD. Neil

#4 of 38 OFFLINE   Daniel Kikin

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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:21 AM

Add one more to the list. Posted Image

#5 of 38 OFFLINE   Blake Comeaux

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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:27 AM

I'd love this series on DVD. I've only seen the first three episodes when I rented them on VHS and would love to see the rest.

#6 of 38 OFFLINE   MatthewA


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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:36 AM

I want this show on DVD as well. And all the episodes could fit on one dual-layer disc.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.

#7 of 38 OFFLINE   Jack Briggs

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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:43 AM

I always loved each episode's ending, when the actors would suddenly become still, mimicking the free-frame ending of conventional television shows. This is hilarious, Mad magazine-style stuff. The Zucker brothers are funny.

#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted July 15 2002 - 03:48 AM

I would also like this on DVD

#9 of 38 OFFLINE   TerryW


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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:01 AM

Not to mention the fact that these six shows were a million times funnier than the Naked Gun films. Check out the facial expressions on Leslie Nielsen. He played it all wrong in the films. Probably not his fault but it hurt the comedy of them. And the original actor who played Nurberg [sic] replaced by O.J. Simpson. Why? And Leslie's partner replaced by George Kennedy. Another big Why?

BTW, in that Paramount poll from last year Police Squad ranked around #7 with 37 votes and Martin Blythe said a few TV shows would be done so just maybe...

"...when the red, red robin goes bob, bob bobbin' along..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...keep your lovin' brother happy..."

#10 of 38 OFFLINE   Scott-C


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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:20 AM

Count me in...I'll buy it if they'll produce it.

#11 of 38 OFFLINE   John Knowles

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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:24 AM

I'll be all over that if they release them. I'm dying to throw out the VHS tape I have of them...
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#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:32 AM

I want them too. Very funny. I have only one of the two 3 episode LaserDiscs.
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#13 of 38 OFFLINE   Phil Florian

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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:59 AM

I want these shows on DVD. In color. Phil

#14 of 38 OFFLINE   Walter Smailus

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Posted July 15 2002 - 06:41 AM

I want them.
I will buy them
I will watch them.
I will laugh.

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#15 of 38 OFFLINE   Joseph Bolus

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Posted July 15 2002 - 06:59 AM

I would definitely purchase this series on DVD.

I especially liked the episode "Guest Starring William Shatner". Of course, he was killed off before the end of the opening credits, just like all the other big name guest stars in this series!! Posted Image

Also, I loved the fact that for every one joke playing out in the foreground in this series, there were at least five "sight gags" going on simultaneously in the background. I remember one time they were driving through "Little Italy" to check out a lead and while they were conversing you could suddenly detect the Leaning Tower of Pisa and other familiar Italian landmarks in the background!

Mad Magazine stuff, indeed!

#16 of 38 OFFLINE   JulianK


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Posted July 15 2002 - 07:36 AM

Police Squad was a terrific series, and one that stands up to being re-watched every couple of years. It would also make a great added value addition to a The Complete Naked Gun-type box set, if Paramount wanted to re-promote their existing discs. (As long as it's available separately, I'll be happy!)

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Posted July 15 2002 - 10:03 AM

I never knew there were only six episodes. I thought it was a complete series!
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#18 of 38 OFFLINE   Bob Turnbull

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Posted July 15 2002 - 02:55 PM

I've said it in two other threads so far, so I'll say it again...This is my favourite all-time TV show and I'd love to see it released to DVD. I'll grab it no matter what, but whatever extras can be added would be hugely appreciated. It's not like the directors are averse to doing the occasional commentary...B-)

#19 of 38 OFFLINE   TerryW


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Posted July 15 2002 - 04:01 PM

All-time best sight gag in the series:

"Let's go out into the Japanese Garden." Posted Image
"...when the red, red robin goes bob, bob bobbin' along..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...he'd kill us if he got the chance..."
"...keep your lovin' brother happy..."

#20 of 38 OFFLINE   Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted July 16 2002 - 08:07 AM

I'll definitely purchase them when they are released on DVD! It's a shame that only 6 episodes were made. Gregory

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