Marginally a "straight" police drama in the Jack Webb/Quinn Martin school, Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name "rings a bell" we here bells go off everytime someone mentions it), non sequiturs occur (a mime tries to spell out a ransom note, and Officer Nordberg guesses "Theme From a Summer Place") and sight gags abound (while looking for a corpse, someone wants to know the time and the dead man's hand drops out of a tree). Written by
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six.
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Many of the gags from the TV series were reused in the Naked Gun films. See more
Det. Frank Drebin
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appeared in the opening credits portraying Abraham Lincoln but he never appeared in any of the episodes. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #25.14