Dragnet 1967: Season 3, Episode 17

Administrative Vice: DR-29 (6 Feb. 1969)

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Friday has a temporary partner when Gannon is out for the day. The new partner is from the Vice Department. He tests Friday by offering a bribe.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Anthony Eisley ...
Lt. Chris Drucker
Clark Howat ...
Captain Nelson
Elaine Devry ...
Maggie Hinton
John Dennis ...
Bookie Agent


Friday has a temporary partner when Gannon is out for the day. The new partner is from the Vice Department. He tests Friday by offering a bribe.

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Joe goes and visits Bill who is sick in bed. During this time, Bill asks Joe to flip and egg timer so he will know when to re-take his temperature. Joe does so, and you can see the sand at the top of the timer. The camera angle shifts to a close up of Joe (a matter of seconds later) and the top of the hour glass is empty. See more »


Sergeant Joe Friday: How's the invalid?
Officer Bill Gannon: Oh, pretty good I guess. Pull up a chair, that red rocker there.
Sergeant Joe Friday: This one?
Officer Bill Gannon: Well, that's the only red rocker in the room, Joe. See how it rocks and it's all red?
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24 November 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In my opinion, "Dragnet" was a great series but it really suffered in the third season because all but a very few of the episodes had nothing to do with the detective work of the first season. Bill and Joe did NOT investigate many crimes at all this third season and many of the episodes instead were devoted to topics like police morale, community relations, debates about the drug laws and the like. While this episode is not exactly like the better episodes of the season, it was much closer to it and you see Joe doing undercover work for at least some of the show.

Bill is laid up with the flu. In the meantime, Joe gets a temporary partner--a lieutenant from another precinct who has a sterling reputation. However, soon after starting the undercover assignment, Joe notices that the guy flashes money around like he prints it himself--handing out ridiculous tips to waitresses and acting like a big man. When the guy later slips Joe what appears to be a bribe, it all begins to make sense. While the Lieutenant has long worked on busting gambling rings, it seems that he's also not above kickbacks from the gamblers--and he wants Joe to join him in his racket. Joe, being THE upstanding and cop's cop, the idea of anyone thinking he was corruptible seems insane--perhaps the Lieutenant never watched the show! What is Joe to do? Overall, a tense and well-written episode. It lacks the preachiness of many of the season 3 episodes and is solid and entertaining.

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