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.
Did You Know?
Georg Stanford Brown was the "guest star" who would be immediately killed in the opening credits of the episode "Ring of Fear". He would direct the next episode "The Butler Did It." See more
Det. Frank Drebin
Yes, I know.
The opening credits always has a guest star who immediately gets killed off in some silly way. See more