Police Squad DVD Series

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  1. Ryan Belfast

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    Anyone know if Paramount will release the Police Squad series on DVD. This was a very funny show that was canceled after 3 episodes. The remaining three where later released on video. As far as I am aware there where only six episodes. I think this was really funny, especially the freeze scenes at the end of each episode! How funny was that.
    Get a move on Paramount!
     
  2. David Galindo

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    I would really like it also, although the three Naked Gun films borrowed a lot of the jokes from it.

    It would have been better if Paramount put two shows on each Naked Gun movie as an extra...since there are only 6 anyways. Oh well [​IMG]
     
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    If they release it, I hope they include the unseen John Belushi footage. It was the last thing he filmed.
     
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    Each episode, Drebin runs over a number of garbage cans equal to the episode number.

    i love this show.

    i whish it was on longer or at least they could have made more then 6 eps.

    sledge hammer often gets alot of credit for this type of show but police squad was 3 years ahead of hammer.

    i never heard of any belushi footage.
    idid a quick look through the net and couldnt find anything.

    michael, do you have any links or info on that?
     
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    Act Two: Yankees One
    Act II: Richard III
    Act II: Gesundheit

    Of course I want this! Only six episodes yet still my all time favourite comedy. Throw in some commentaries while you're at it...
     
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    I don't understand what's keeping Paramount from releasing this series - you'd think it was a complete no-brainer.
     
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    John Belushi was supposed to be the 'Guest Star' in episode 6 "Testimony of Evil" and of course killed off in the opening credits...

    unfortunately he died shortly after filming the sthick and they had to quickly refilm the bit with William Conrad...
     
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    Didn't the original Naked Gun film have the tagline "From the files of Police Squad"? I don't recall when or on what channel, but there was a mini Police Squad marathon. That kind of sight gag and physical humor is great in half-hour doses. It'd be downright brilliant to bring it to DVD.
     
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    Comedy Central used to show them all every once in a while.
     
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    I loved the one that stated "Guest Starring William Shatner". Of course, they had already killed him off before the credits rolled!

    Yeah ... It would be *great* to have this series on DVD. They could do it on two discs with audio commentaries for all the episodes ... or just jam all six on one disc with no extras.

    Either way, bring 'em on!
     
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    I'm pretty certain it was A&E. Back in high school, about the time of the original Naked Gun, I had a videotape with all six episodes and it was from an A&E broadcast.

    I still laugh whenever somebody talks about a Japanese garden.
     
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    Paramount should definitely release Police Squad. They released it on 2 laserdiscs. 1 DVD should be no problem to fit 6 episodes which is the entire series. Terriffic show. This one is a no-brainer.
     
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    "Is this some kind of bust?"

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    You guys are right on the money! Let's starting e-mailing Paramount Home Video. A single disc of this short-lived comedy classic for about $15 would sell very well. Especially, if they tossed in some commentary. Or re-release the Naked Gun films. Each with two episodes as one of you previously pointed out.
    Bill Parisho
     
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    Please don't make me buy the movies to get these episodes. Boo-urns, I say, Boo-urns.

    I taped them from an A&E marathon years ago, but I think the tape is long gone... besides I try to only use my VCRs to tape shows when I'm out now...
     
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    You know what would be really cool? If Paramount included, as a supplement, all the deleted scenes and outtakes from the Naked Gun films (maybe Airplane, too) that were left off their respective DVDs.
     
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    Yes, please bring this one out!

    "Sergeant, take her away and book her!"

    "Sergeant Takeraway. Sergeant Booker."
     
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    Yes, yes, yes, those were hilarious. I'll never forget those things ... Leslie Nielsen's eyes darting around looking for a cue that the scene is over while holding a ridiculous, contorted, open-mouthed freeze-frame pose. Great stuff.
     
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    I want this series so badly. [​IMG]

    C'mon, Paramount. It would be so easy. [​IMG]
     
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    Airplane is suppose to or is rumored to be getting a special edition.

    I would love this. CBS ran them right before an Abbott and Costello type spoof show one summer, at least I think it was summer, when Naked Gun was in theaters.
     

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