Police Squad: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
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- Product Dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 167.83 Grams
- Item model number : unknown
- Media Format : Subtitled
- Release date : 14 April 2020
- Studio : Paramount
- ASIN : B084DH8BJF
- Number of discs : 1
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JOIN Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and Capt. Ed Hocken (Alan North) as they solve the toughest cases - full of all the sight-gags,puns,and nonsequiturs that made the series famous! Created by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams,who gave us other classics such as Airplane! and The Naked Gun series.
INCLUDES ALL SIX EPISODES!
A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise); Ring Of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment); The Butler Did It (A Bird In The Hand); Revenge And Remorse (The Guilty Alibi); Rendezvous At Big Gulch (Terror In The Neighborhood); and Testimony Of Evil (Dead Men Don’t Laugh)
Stills from the Series:
“Who are you and how did you get in here?” “I’m a locksmith. And I’m a locksmith.”
“Did he owe any money? Doctor bills, gambling debts, book of the month club?”
“Oh come on Tommy, use your head!”
“You take a big chance getting up in the morning, crossing the street, or sticking your face in a fan!”
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The six shows here send up the basic cop show. You can actually get on youtube and see an opening to an old Lee Marvin cop show called "The M Squad," then see the same storyline lampooned in the first "Police Squad" episode in the same clip. Funny, funny stuff.
In the later NAKED GUN films, Leslie Nielsen plays Lt. Frank Drebin as more of a comic figure, increasing the mugging and slapstick as the films go, but in these original shows, he's the rock-solid leading man giving laser-driven lines like he did that made AIRPLANE so side-splittingling funny.
The rest of the cast is perfect: Alan North as Drebin's frequently befuddled boss and Peter Lupus as Nordberg, an undercover cop who gets so caught up in his covers that he usually forgets the case.
This definitely needs to be between your DVD copies of AIRPLANE and the first THE NAKED GUN.
This series is a sight-gag a minute, in fact it's SO packed, you may have to watch a few times to catch all of them. My particularly favorite was the Tow Truck gag. I won't explain it, just watch the show, you'll know it when you see it.
This series was the predecessor of the Naked Gun films, and while they had their moments, this program was far superior to any in the film series. Though the original series ran almost 40 years ago, it's still hilarious even today!
Ira Newborn's theme music is reminiscent of Count Basie's 'M Squad!' theme. The six episodes are on one DVD; good quality prints but since this was the early 80's, I expected they would be.
Contains a few outtakes and commentary.