Police Squad!: Season 1, Episode 5

Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (1 Jul. 1982)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Crime
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 209 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

When a woman reports being blackmailed by some thugs, Police Squad get even more reports of the same kind from other shop owners. To gain a better perspective, Frank and Norberg open up a key store in the most troubled area.

Director:

(as Reza S. Badiyi)

Writers:

(teleplay), (teleplay), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7064 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 687 titles
created 17 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 7 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 437 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (01 Jul 1982)

Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (01 Jul 1982) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Police Squad!.
« Previous Episode | 5 of 6 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Alan North ...
Rex Hamilton ...
Abraham Lincoln (credit only)
...
Shot Woman
Ed Williams ...
William Duell ...
...
...
Dutch
...
Leo
...
Rocky
Connie Needham ...
Jill
Rebecca Holden ...
Stella
Edit

Storyline

When a woman reports being blackmailed by some thugs, Police Squad get even more reports of the same kind from other shop owners. To gain a better perspective, Frank and Norberg open up a key store in the most troubled area.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1982 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

A soft-landing mat can be seen to the left of the frame when the first mobster is thrown out of the Locksmith's shop. See more »

Quotes

Det. Frank Drebin: Why don't you lie there till Tuesday... that's when they pick up the garbage.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs From Russia with Love (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Put On a Happy Face
(uncredited)
Written by Lee Adams and Charles Strouse
Performed by Florence Henderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely funny.
1 March 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Uproarious episode of the 'Police Squad' series comes up with truly gut busting gags. Sergeant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) becomes aware of a protection racket going on after one of the victims, a dance instructor, is brutally beaten by thugs Leo (Robert Costanzo) and Rocky (John Ashton) in front of her class. Drebin and boss Ed Hocken (Alan North) devise a plan that will have Drebin pose as a new business owner to attract the attention of the criminals. Drebin and Norberg (Peter Lupus) subsequently open a key store (no, not a keister, a key store) and find their business thriving, and naturally the criminals turn up. Drebin ends up "working with them" to find his first order of business will be to bump off the pretty young dance instructor (Connie Needham). This episode, written by Nancy Steen and Neil Thompson based on Pat Proft's story, is good fun from start to finish, opening up with special guest star Florence Henderson being gunned down. Inspired gags include the dance students mimicking their instructor's positions as she is being beaten, Norberg's ineptitude when it comes to key making (the keys end up stuck to the ceiling), the multitude of pets that crime boss Dutch (Al Ruscio) keeps in his drawers, and especially the freeze frame joke where Drebin and Hocken stay in place while the coffee Hocken is pouring does not. Wise shoeshine guy Johnny (William Duell) educates a fireman on the proper way to douse a blaze, and Drebin gets a lesson in where rocks come from, from both Leo AND Dr. Olson (Ed Williams). The actors (also including Rebecca Holden as sexy Stella) have an absolute blast with the rapid fire jokes, with Drebin doing a perfect job of backwards driving. A very snappy episode that's a total pleasure to watch. Nine out of 10.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jokes I never got. Raemelis
TV Nordberg funnier than OJ matwsussx
RIP Leslie Nielson / Frank Drebin mike_cable
I wonder if this show would be different with a laugh track LinkTGF
This is pretty creepy thenewjordy
THIS SHOW IS HILARIOUS!!! WeirdALcoholic

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?