A television show asks the question - who needs the police? Friday and Gannon are invited to sit on the panel to defend the police department from others that think the police are not needed.
Did You Know?
The tag scene to the WKRP in Cincinnati: Hold Up
(1978) (where an out-of-work announcer hijacks a remote broadcast) spoofs the common tag scenes of "Dragnet". DJ Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman
, who appears in this episode) is shown on camera, holding up a police sketch (presumably made from his verbal description) of Richard Nixon
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Answer me this. Let one of you blue cats catch it and you all get excited. You really drop everything to go after a cop killer, don't you?
Sergeant Joe Friday
You bet we do, but not just because he killed a friend of ours. Now you figure it. If a man shoots down an armed officer, do you think he'd hesitate to shoot down an unarmed citizen?