Marginally a "straight" police drama in the Jack Webb/Quinn Martin school, Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name "rings a bell" we hear bells go off every time someone mentions it), non sequiturs occur (a mime tries to spell out a ransom note, and Officer Nordberg guesses "Theme From a Summer Place") and sight gags abound (while looking for a corpse, someone wants to know the time and the dead man's hand drops out of a tree).
There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six.
Did You Know?
One of the running gags was the man who was so tall, that his head was never seen on-camera, and whose only role was to simply stand there, and he never actually did anything. His name is Tiny Ron, and he played Al on this show and in The Naked Gun film franchise. See more
Det. Frank Drebin
Yes, I know.
The announcer's episode title and the title shown on screen never matched. See more