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Friday and Gannon work the day watch in the Juvenile Division. Their first call is for a 12-year-old who overdosed on drugs. The detectives search for his seller to get him off the street.​




Self-defense or murder one? The title object plays a key part in determining which occurred when a man shot his girlfriend's lover during an argument.​




When a girl mysteriously disappears from school, Friday and Gannon try to find her and they find out that there are more questions than answers. One question is 'was she abducted by a man named Harper'.​




Friday and Gannon are in the courtroom testifying in a case in which the probable cause for them to conduct a search of the suspect's car is in question. The probable cause is to be provided by a witness who is late arriving to court.​





A man is eligible for parole from a Colorado prison. There's only one problem, there is an outstanding felony warrant on him in LA fourteen years ago. The Colorado authorities will not release him until they are informed on the disposition of the warrant. Friday and Gannon must re-investigate the case to see whether the case is prosecutable.​



 

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There have been a number of business burglaries the latest of which is a chemical supply firm. If properly combined, chemicals that were taken can be made into explosives such as TNT and gunpowder. One missing chemical will act as a catalyst in the explosives and Friday and Gannon must find the suspects before the thieves realize it.​




An old Vaudevillian finds 9 one thousand dollar bills on the street. He uses one to buy his friends drinks at a dive. The next morning a private detective claims that the money was lost by a big time gambler and pressures him to give it back. he does and discovers that the detective was a con man.​




An addict who is on parole and succeeding with his rehabilitation disappears and his Parole Officer asks the detectives for help in finding him before he gets back on the habit.​




The police ask the press to publicize the M.O. of a woman who burglarizes elderly people in an effort to either catch her or scare her out of Los Angeles. She claims that an employment agency sent her out and when told that they never asked for help, she gains their confidence by doing things for them and steals valuables while doing it.​




A horrifying mass murder at a rooming house leaves no discernible suspects, unless a witness who fled the scene can be found. Meanwhile, still another corpse shows up in an upstairs bedroom.​



 

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The detectives try to solve a series of residential burglaries. One victim reported that a jewelry case was taken containing $380. A stolen double-barrel shotgun was found at a pawn shop giving the detectives their first clue as to who may have burglarized one home.​





It's Friday evening, Bill's wife is out of town and Joe has agreed to spend the weekend with him for some R & R, starting with a little pinochle with two neighbors. The next day the partners plan to "sleep in, watch the ball game on the tube, and have a dinner fit for kings. We're gonna live like sultans for two days, without harems, of course." What could go wrong with this plan?​





When a man is arrested for possession of illegal pills, he provides information that may help him at trial. The information leads Friday and Gannon to a home used as a pill making factory and the detectives must try to locate the man running the factory.​





Brought to their attention by a member of the Department of Animal Regulation, and with an okay from the Captain, Friday and Gannon investigate a rash of reports of lost dogs from a shopping center. Since only one lost dog had been previously reported from the same area, Friday and Gannon suspect criminal activity.​





A woman's body is found with no identification on it. Friday and Gannon must try to identify her and their only clue is an unique ring she had on.​



 

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A forest ranger is brought in when checks and credit cards bearing other names than his own are found in his possession after he is stopped for a traffic violation. Even though he seems to be knowledgeable on the subject of forestry, his answers about the cards and checks lead Friday and Gannon to suspect he is a thief just posing as a ranger.​




Friday arrests a fellow student after their night school class and incurs the wrath of Professor Grant, who expels him after a vote of the other students at their next meeting. Friday demands a chance to plead his case to the students before a second vote is taken. Grant says he must garner 2/3 of the votes to be reinstated.​





Friday and Gannon are assigned to investigate Norm Bivins and Earl Malone, veteran homicide investigators accused of stealing $800 from a dead man. Agnes Emerson, who handled the man's business affairs, claims she gave Bivins and Malone his personal property, including $1000. They say the amount received was $200. Unfortunately, neither side can produce a receipt.​





As Friday and Gannon investigate a series of robberies, a vindictive woman, Jean Sawyer, makes a pest of herself by calling headquarters repeatedly to accuse her husband of the thefts. The detectives investigate John Sawyer and find no evidence against him, but the man responsible for three of the robberies is found and arrested.​





The detectives work in the Burglary Division. They are called to a company where a safe has been opened and the contents stolen.​



 

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In this final episode, Friday and Gannon talk to a new policeman about the importance of police officers and detectives working together, and understanding the victims and criminals.​



In my teens Dragnet was great entertainment for my friends and I. Something we enjoyed as a comedy vehicle. The two episodes which stood out above all were S01E01 The LSD Story (Jan.12.1967) and S03E20 Burglary: DR-31 (May.06.1969). The latter particularly because reading and collecting comic books was more important than anything else. Posted on the previous page in full here is a segment featuring Stanley Stover as The Crimson Crusader followed by a nice print of the The LSD Story.

This wraps up the Sgt. Joe Friday "Friday" Marathon. Thanks again to Russ to Jeff and to Marv for making this visit back in time so memorable.​





Friday and Gannon encounter Benjy "Blue Boy" Carver, an LSD user. Because of the then-lack of any laws against the use of LSD, they are unable to make a case against him, and Carver's parents are of no help. Finally, legislation is passed against LSD use and sale, but by then it may be too late for "Blue Boy".​




 

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Police Squad! (1982)
Stars Leslie Nielsen Alan North Rex Hamilton Ed Williams William Duell Peter Lupus Tessa Richarde Georg Stanford Brown William Conrad Robert Goulet Lorne Greene Florence Henderson William Shatner Rudy Solari Barbara Tarbuck Joyce Brothers Dick Clark Tommy Lasorda Al Ruscio Patrick St. Esprit Terry Wills Terrence Beasor Robert Costanzo Nicolas Coster Danny Dayton Spencer Milligan John Ashton Bonnie Campbell-Britton Floyd Levine Claudette Nevins Russell Shannon Lilibet Stern Jimmy Briscoe Irwin Keyes Dick Miller Connie Needham Kate O'Sullivan Byron Webster Grand L. Bush Rebecca Holden Jerry Layne Ken Michelman Kathryn Leigh Scott Peter Elbling Wayne Winton K Callan Marvin Miller Tiny Ron Michael Frost Hank RobinsonThomas Rosales Jr. Mallory Sandler David Schwimmer Tony Sirico

Police Squad! was an American television crime comedy series broadcast on the ABC network in 1982. It was created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, and starred Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin. A spoof of police procedurals, the series featured Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker's usual sight gags, wordplay and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show M Squad (in particular the opening credits) and the late 1960s series Felony Squad.[2] Although the show was canceled after six episodes, it later successfully spawned The Naked Gun film series from 1988 to 1994. In 2013, TV Guide ranked it #7 on its list of 60 shows that were "Cancelled Too Soon". (From Wikipedia.)

Note: Each episode had two titles. The first title was shown on the screen while announcer Hank Simms (famous for his announcing style on Quinn Martin detective shows) read the second one instead.

S01E01 A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (Mar.04.1982)
Stars Leslie Nielsen Alan North Rex Hamilton Lorne Greene Ed Williams William Duell Barbara Tarbuck Terry Wills Terrence Beasor Russell Shannon Jimmy Briscoe Kathryn Leigh Scott

Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.​




In order to infiltrate a criminal gang that bribes boxers Frank makes a contract with one of them, Buddy. This leads to a kidnapping of his girlfriend and Frank has to find her before Buddy forfeits.​



Stars Leslie Nielsen Alan North Rex Hamilton Robert Goulet Ed Williams William Duell Peter Lupus Tommy Lasorda Nicolas Coster Lilibet Stern Byron Webster Ken Michelman Peter Elbling K Callan

The daughter of a textile tycoon is kidnapped and Frank must find her before it's too late to pay the ransom.​




A judge is blown up as a session starts. Frank's investigation soon leads to a man who was convicted by him in the past.​




When a woman reports being blackmailed by some thugs, Police Squad get even more reports of the same kind from other shop owners. To gain a better perspective, Frank and Norberg open up a key store in the most troubled area.​



 

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When a drug courier is found dead after a car accident, Frank and the team traces his work to the nightclub "Mr V's".​




Police Squad Greatest Moments​




Police Squad Greatest Scenes​







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After his brothers are killed in a shootout, a gunfighter decides to hang up his guns and uphold the law by becoming a lawyer.

S01E01 Client: Travers (Jan.10.1969)
Stars Peter Breck Russell Johnson Anna-Lisa Onslow Stevens K.L. Smith John Mylong Margarita Cordova Quentin Sondergaard

Gunfighter-turned-lawyer Clay Culhane's first case takes him to Latigo, New Mexico. When he gets to town he discovers that it is run by a vindictive, vengeful and powerful rancher.​

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A family argument that ends in a fight results in a man being charged with murder. He asks Clay to represent him.​






An old friend of Clay's gets in touch with him, and tells him that he's lost his ranch to a crooked foreman. He asks Clay's help in getting it back.​






Wealthy Ben Dawes sent for a mail-order bride, but instead of being married and happy he wound up married and dead. His brother hires Clay to check out Ben's new "wife", who is about to inherit all of Ben's considerable estate.​





Pretty Joan Starkey comes to town looking to hire Clay to find her missing husband.​




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Roy Tagger is released from prison after serving many years for a murder he says he didn't commit. He asks Clay for help in clearing his name.​





Clay agrees to take on the case of Bill Steele, one of a trio being held in jail by Marshal Scott on robbery charges. But Steele has his own reason for wanting Clay as his lawyer.​





Grat Mowery, a notorious gunfighter, is dying and asks Clay's help in writing his will, as he has a considerable sum of money to leave to his heirs. Culhana has no idea, however, that Mowery's "estate" consists of money stolen in a bank robbery in Durango.​





Young Dick Banks is fascinated by guns, despite his father's opposition to them. Clay, seeing that the boy's growing interest in guns parallels his own start as a professional gunfighter, takes the boy under his wing.​





Lon Jessup has been a trustworthy citizen in Latigo for many years, but now he was being tried for bank robbery and murder. Clay's able to get him off, but is surprised when his wife comes into town claiming Lon lied in court and tried to kill her when she wanted a divorce.​



 

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A man who never came home from the Civil War and was declared legally dead suddenly shows up back in town. He finds that his wife has remarried and is in possession of everything he owns. He hires Clay to locate a particular legal document that will restore to him both his possessions and his wife.​





Clay comes upon two men engaged in a terrific brawl. After he separates them, he learns that each claims he is a lawman and that the other is a notorious outlaw who is his prisoner. Later, in town, he learns that one of the men is Nora's brother-in-law.​





Neal Adams, an old friend of Clay's, shows up injured and pursued by a bounty hunter for a crime Neal says he didn't commit. He asks Clay for help in proving him innocent of the crime before the bounty hunter finds him and kills him.​




Brand rides into town and kills a man he says was trying to kill him. Clay and Nora both say he killed in self-defense, so he's let off but ordered out of town by sundown - six o'clock. Clay proceeds to try to talk Marshal Scott out of having a showdown with him because he knows the Marshal is too slow. But the Marshal is stubborn and orders Clay to stay out of his business. But when Brand stats treating others unkindly.​





Frank Vardon, a disgruntled teller at the Latigo Bank, gets together with his friend Roy Corey and plans a fake hold-up of the bank, in which Roy will be the bank robber and Frank will hand over all the money. At the last minute, however, Frank backs out, and when Roy insists on going through with the plan, Frank pulls out a gun and fires at him. Wounded, Roy stumbles outside where he sees Clay and shoots at him, forcing Clay to fire back. As he lay dying, Roy exposes his and Frank's scheme. Marshal Scott arrests Frank, but Clay decides to defend him.​



 

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Culhane aids Marshal Scott in capturing three escaped convicts. He is stunned to discover that one of them is the son of Judge McKinney, the man who originally encouraged him to become a lawyer.​





Peter Warren is arrested for the murder of his wife's aunt. He's found not guilty by the law, but the town - and his estranged wife - still think he's guilty.​





En route to the town of Stillwater, Clay finds that one of his friends, an ex-gunfighter, has been lynched by four local men. When he gets to town to report it he discovers that the town has no lawman and that no one wants to talk about the hanging. He discovers that the townsmen know who did it and also found that they had hanged an innocent man and are covering it up. Clay sets out to find the men who lynched his friend and bring them to justice, one way or another.​





Carla Doyle is looking for revenge against Tom Brandon, whom she believes was responsible for the murder of her sister, Maria.​





Clay finds himself trapped in a cabin with Laurie Wicks, her new husband and their sick child, who may die unless they can get help. Outside the cabin is Laurie's ex-husband Frank, a violent ex-convict who wants revenge against his ex-wife and has brought along his gang. Laure's husband is a coward who's concerned only with saving himself, so Clay has to figure a way to get rid of Frank and his gang in time to get help for Laure's dying child.​



 

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When Marshal Scott arrest's Chance Crawford, he discovers that his brother is right in the middle of the it. His brother claims he was kidnapped and held against his will. Crawford claims Jamie Scott is the mastermind. Who's right?​




Before dying, Mary Forrest tells the doctor that her husband tried to kill her. She believes he's in love with Nora, and longs to see Mary dead so he can go after the woman he loves.​



 

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The Double R Ranch featured "The King of the Cowboys" Roy, his "Smartest Horse in the Movies" Trigger, "Queen of the West" Dale, her horse Buttermilk, their dog Bullet, and even Pat's jeep, Nellybelle.

The King of the Cowboys, the legend, Roy Rogers, was never given a proper DVD release!!

S01E01 Jailbreak (Dec.30.1951)
Stars Roy Rogers Trigger Dale Evans Pat Brady Bullet Rand Brooks Nan Leslie Douglas Evans Gregg Barton Terry Frost Riley Hill Harry Harvey

A young man has been wrongly accused of murdering his fiancé's father. Dale helps him to escape from jail so they can prove his innocence.​




A saloon girl marries a miner, then has him murdered to get a piece of the map to his treasure. She only needs one more piece to complete the map, and that piece is held by her murdered husband's stepson. She determines to get it from him, no matter what she has to do.​




A crooked postmaster hires two gunmen to rob a train carrying a valuable shipment to the bank.​




Roy and Pat pose as outlaws and travel to a desert town known as a safe haven for criminals, planning to lure the outlaws out of town so the law can get at them.​




Roy investigates when a law-abiding bank employee is accused of embezzlement is identified as a member of an outlaw gang .​



 

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Rancher Jim Barton disappears one day, worrying his wife and housekeeper. What they don't know is that he has been kidnapped by a crooked rancher, wants Barton's land because he knows that gold has been discovered on it.​





A wealthy but ailing woman donates a large amount of money to build a clinic. However, the money is mistakenly given to a crook who poses as an armed guard. Roy and Dale set out to capture the robber and return the money.​





Pat buys Lucky Springs, a dilapidated old ghost town. Its only resident is an equally dilapidated old coot named Webb Jenkins. What Pat doesn't know, however, is that Jenkins has discovered a trove of counterfeit gold pieces on the property.​





Pat is elected sheriff of Martin County. His first order of business is to arrest the man who shot old mountain man Cliff Miller.​





Dale is worried about her nephew Bob, who hero-worships a notorious gunfighter. It turns out that the gunfighter is actually fronting for a vicious gang of holdup men.​



 

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Roy notices strangers digging on an isolated section of his land. When he investigates, he discovers that the handlers for prizefighter Willie "Killer" Conley have set up a training camp for the champ. However, Roy begins to suspect that quite a bit more than training is going on there.​





Dale is tricked by a group of con artists into signing over her ranch. The swindlers then promptly sell the ranch to a new arrival from back East who doesn't realize he's being taken, too.​









A bandit gang planning on looting Mineral City take hostage the members of an archaeological expedition from the state university. Roy must rescue the hostages and prevent the gang from robbing the town.​




S03E11 The Secret of Indian Gap (Jan.24.1954)
Stars Roy Rogers Trigger Dale Evans Pat Brady Bullet Harry Strang Myron Healey Russ Scott B.G. Norman Buttermilk Art Gilmore
Jiggers Riley, a ten-year-old orphan taken in by his crooked uncle Jasper, is assigned by Jasper to keep Roy and Dale away from a mine that Jasper is illegally operating on government land.​



 

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The Hard Luck Insurance Company claims that it will insure a rancher for the rest of his life for just one payment. Roy suspects the company is a racket, and sets out to investigate.​




A young man, unable to put up with his abusive father anymore, sees a reward poster for Curt Carlson, leader of the Carlson gang, and sets out after the gang. However, he's not after the reward--he wants to join the gang.​




Dale takes a little girl named Johnnie under her wing. It turns out that Johnnie's father, an outlaw, has been murdered by his fellow gang members.​




Marv Hanley, a feisty, trigger-happy sheep rancher, joins the posse out to catch his brother-in-law Dunc Wright, who has just held up a stagecoach. However, Marv isn't interested in bringing Wright to justice--he's never liked him and is using the posse as an excuse to gun him down.​



One of the candidates for mayor of Mineral City is stabbed.​



 

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When John Wagner returns home with his expectant wife after his father's death, he finds that the Kent's have claimed and barricaded the ranch homestead but Roy finds everything legal has been done for the Wagner homestead and helps.​





A pair of hired gunmen ambush a friend of Roy's friends on the Double-R Bar. Roy sets out to investigate the motives behind the shooting.​




Roy investigates the local miser's claims that someone is breaking into his remote cabin but not stealing anything. Roy tries to convince the old man to come into town and bring any money he has hidden with him, but his advice is rejected with disastrous results.​





An outlaw gang leader loses his prize horse that he has used to out-run many a posse. Realizing he needs his trusty steed to steal $50,000 being shipped to the local bank, he forces Roy to find his horse in a hurry.​




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Initially resistant to becoming a lawman, Wyatt Earp has a change of heart after seeing the sheriff of Ellsworth, Kansas murdered in cold blood by the inebriated brother of town scourge Ben Thompson.​





Bennett hires a gunman to shoot Earp who brags he has faced down Earp before. However, Earp doesn't know him so he suspects there is more to the gunman's story. After trying to determine who the gunman is, Earp decides he must face him.​





After Earp kicks Bennett out of Wichita for a crooked Faro game, Bennett hires the killer Manon Clemens to kill Earp and have his cowboys tree the town. Earp uses trickery to defeat Clemens who kills Bennett for deceiving him.​





Jehn Wesley Hardin comes to Wichita to revenge Earp running his friend Clemens out of Wichita. Hardin has told his wife he is happy to leave and continue to Nebraska but he has several gun tricks one of which he plans to use on Earp.​





Wounded bank robber Clem Parker and his girl Bonnie Dawson want no part of Tarp Anders' brash gang of thieves, but Wyatt isn't sure whether to believe Bonnie's story that the Anders gang plans to rob the Union Bank without Parker.​



 

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As Jim Kelly and Dora Hand prepare to wed, Jim Rellance from Texas hopes to marry the older Dora. Dora tells him to find a younger girl and Earp tells him to leave Dodge City. However, he returns but not with the impact he hoped for.​





The Dutch Henry gang is rustling cattle and killed ranch hands on some of the smaller ranches around Dodge City. Sheriff Bassett is sick and Deputy Tillman is gone so Earp and Bat decide to go undercover into the gang rather take a posse.​





Ben Thompson returns as a dealer at a saloon outside Dodge City. When he is caught cheating, he engages in a gunfight with several hands from the Circle Bar ranch killing the foreman. Earp decides to unofficially help Ben by arresting him.​





Bat is running for sheriff at the urging of Earp but Bat is having trouble controlling his temper as his opponent tries to bait him into fights. Bat's girlfriend and her father, a Senator, push Bat to split with Earp but will Bat listen.​





Bat is forced to hang Dal who he believes is innocent in 24 hours by a Judge in Ford County. Dal's girlfriend asks Earp for help but Dal refuses to defend himself. He has been framed by the White Cap vigilantes and Earp wants to stop them.​



 
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