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Doris in Wonderland 

When Ozzie Cleveland enters the race for Mayor, Chief Daniels orders Furillo to put four officers undercover at Murray's Wonderland, a triple X store in Cleveland's precinct. Officer Perez ... See full summary »

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When Ozzie Cleveland enters the race for Mayor, Chief Daniels orders Furillo to put four officers undercover at Murray's Wonderland, a triple X store in Cleveland's precinct. Officer Perez mistakes a boy with a toy gun for a burglar and shoots him. To avert a scandal, Daniels suggests the boy's mother be charged with negligence. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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10 November 1983 (USA)  »

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The title references the novel "Alice in Wonderland". See more »

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Officer Andrew Renko: Yeah, just like my grandpapa used to say: "You put your shoes in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits."
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Strong episode
1 February 2016 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Daniels (well played to the slimy hilt by Jon Cypher) orders Furillo (the always on the money Daniel J. Travanti) to put four officers undercover in the adult store Murray's Wonderland. Officer Perez (powerful work by Tony Perez) accidentally shoots a little boy with a toy gun after mistaking him for a burglar. Bates (an excellent Betty Thomas) gets seriously hurt on the job.

The whole incident involving Perez gives this particular episode a potent dramatic kick, with Perez feeling tremendous guilt over what he did while Daniels tries to avert blame by making it look like it was the mother's fault (this episode scores extra points for the fearless way it depicts the more ugly and selfish side of politics). The undercover operation at the porn palace provides a prime source of humor: Watching Washington (a sly performance by Taureen Blacque) impersonate a hip jive-talking janitor is a hoot and Hunter (a nicely flaky James Sikking) has a hilariously awkward conversation with a sex worker in a peep show booth. Moreover, there are sterling guest contributions from Sam Groom as the friendly Dr. Stuart, Ron Parady as the hard-nosed Mahoney, Olivia Brown as strung-out junkie Vicki, and, in an especially hearty-breaking turn, Alfre Woodard as the slain boy's distraught and grieving mother Doris.


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