Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
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D.H.Q.: Night School 

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 »

Director:

Jack Webb

Writer:

Richard Morgan (as Dick Morgan)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Webb ... Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan ... Officer Bill Gannon
Leonard Stone ... Prof. Grant
Harry Bartell ... Carl
Jack Curtiss Jack Curtiss ... Jerry Morgan (as J.C. Curtiss)
Shannon Farnon ... Barbara
Sidney Clute ... Norm Cavanaugh
Robert Clarke ... Bob
Tim Donnelly ... Jack
Marion Charles Marion Charles ... Kelly
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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 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1970 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"D.H.Q." in the title stands for "Divisional Headquarters". See more »

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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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Sergeant Joe Friday: 1.
[Joe returns to the office of Professor Grant the week after being voted out. After a discussion in the office, Grant agrees to give Friday a chance to speak to the class in his defense, followed by another vote. But there's a catch-Joe will need a two-thirds vote this time]
Sergeant Joe Friday: Joe: All right-let me say, for the record, if you vote to let me come back to the class and I see anybody else holding, I'll arrest him just the same as I did Jerry Morgan.
Jack: But why should we let you come back at all?
Sergeant Joe Friday: Tell...
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This one was a lot better than I remembered...
1 December 2009 | by MartinHaferSee 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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