Dragnet 1967: Season 4, Episode 22

D.H.Q.: Night School (19 Mar. 1970)

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Friday arrests a fellow student after their night school class and incurs the wrath of Professor Grant, who expels him after a vote of the other students at their next meeting. Friday ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Prof. Grant
Harry Bartell ...
J.C. Curtiss ...
Jerry Morgan
Sidney Clute ...
Norm Cavanaugh
Robert Clarke ...
Tim Donnelly ...
Marion Charles ...


Friday arrests a fellow student after their night school class and incurs the wrath of Professor Grant, who expels him after a vote of the other students at their next meeting. Friday demands a chance to plead his case to the students before a second vote is taken. Grant says he must garner 2/3 of the votes to be reinstated. Written by bobbymaxwell

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This may have been the first time the word "peeps" instead of people was used in any TV series. It is first used by actor Tim Donnelly on the first night of class referring to his "family". See more »


The professor and every student in the class, including Joe Friday, wore the exact same outfits on the second Tuesday night class as on the first. See more »

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This one was a lot better than I remembered...
1 December 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Joe Friday is taking a night class to improve his mind and to get a masters degree in criminology. This episode consists almost completely of Joe's involvement in a psychology class where the members of the class "rap"--talk about what they think and feel. As long as they are actively involved each week, they are guaranteed a good grade. However, during one particular session, Joe notices that one member of the class is carrying a bag of marijuana. And, since he's a cop and required to enforce the laws (even when off duty), he arrests the man. As a result, the professor wants to throw Joe out of the class--but agrees to let the class decide if he can remain. How the episode ends is wonderful--it really packs a great punchline, so to speak.

When I saw this episode a long time ago, I wasn't that impressed. I remembered this particular show as being preachy and trite. However, seeing it once again, I think my first impression was wrong. Some of the drug episodes on "Dragnet" ARE trite and preachy--like "The Big Prophet" and "Public Affairs - DR-07". These episodes consisted of Friday debating the use of illegal drugs with gurus, eggheads and hippies and it just came off as fake--like a recruitment film for the LA Police Department. However, while this one does have some debate concerning the drug laws, I missed the point--this episode really is NOT about drugs--though they become the bone of contention. The real point is free speech--something I value dearly.

Well written and something different, this one deserved a second viewing.

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