Coming March 18th from Via Vision Entertainment
* Audio Commentary by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Robert K Weiss
* Audio Commentary by Robert Wuhl
* Gag Reel
* Leslie Nielsen Interview
* Behind the Freeze Frames
* Casting Test – Alan North
* Casting Test – Ed Williams
* Producers Photo Gallery
* List of Deaths
* Production Memo Highlights
Walking through the Japanese garden LOL.Police Squad is absolutely hilarious. I can't believe it only lasted six measly episodes. Leslie Nielsen's deadpan delivery is flawless. I am a great fan of the Quinn Martin formula, but it is such a riot to see that formula mercilessly roasted by Frank Drebin and squad. Definitely time to dust off my dvd and watch the series again.
- Mar 26, 2007
- Real Name
(Shakes the two policemen's hands.)
"Officer Booker. Officer Takeheraway."
This thread has brought up so many funny things I still remember from this show. My favorite was the credits when they'd show the cast and then the Special Guest Star so & so and that would be the only time you'd see them in the entire episode. Trivia: John Belushi was one of those "special guest stars" but he overdosed before it aired and was replaced.
"Frank, how did you know it was him?"
"I had a little hunch back at the office...and here's that little hunchback now."
I disagree.Being a fan of the Airplane movies, I was looking forward to this show, at the time. This show did not work on the small screen and found it tiresome after a couple of episodes as the gags were all of the same type,limited to TV censorship (which was more strict than now). Hence, the Naked Gun movies which allowed this concept to be more successful. I have some of these episodes on laserdisc and they fall flat compared to the movies. I'll pass.
However, I also agree, sort of. If the show had been more than 6 episodes, it would've quickly ran out of material. So being a limited run was in its favor, and the movies likely were able to take better advantage of the ZAZ style of comedy.
I was rather furious they chose O.J. to play the part instead of letting Lupus reprise his TV role in the films.
My local video store of choice had one of the 3 episode VHSes, which is where I first saw half of it.I have the dvd and an old vhs that has three eps on it.
Bought fron Erol’s Video rental store.
Then, one night in, oh, the late 90s, Comedy Central aired all 6 episodes in a row, and I found out just in the nick of time and had a VHS tape at the ready.
That served me well until the DVD was released.
- Feb 8, 2002
- Real Name
More recently Zucker/Proft were supposed to be writing more of a follow-up to the trilogy, focused on the son of Frank Drebin.
But there hasn't been much news recently. Maybe with Paramount under new management, things will begin to move again.