Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
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The LSD Story 

Friday and Gannon encounter Benjy "Blue Boy" Carver, an LSD user. Because of the then-lack of any laws against the use of LSD, they are unable to make a case against him, and Carver's ... See full summary »


Jack Webb


Jack Webb (as John Randolph)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Webb ... Sgt. Joe Friday
Harry Morgan ... Officer Bill Gannon
Michael Burns ... Benjie 'Blue Boy' Carver
Art Balinger ... Capt. Lou Richey
Olan Soule ... Ray Murray (as Olan Soulé)
Robert Knapp ... Mr. Eugene Carver
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Carver
Jerry Douglas ... Sgt. Eugene Zappey
Alfred Shelly Alfred Shelly ... Sgt. Dominic Carr
Johnny Aladdin Johnny Aladdin ... The Painter
Shari Lee Bernath Shari Lee Bernath ... Sandra Quillan
Heather Menzies-Urich ... Edna Mae Dixon (as Heather Menzies)


Friday and Gannon encounter Benjy "Blue Boy" Carver, an LSD user. Because of the then-lack of any laws against the use of LSD, they are unable to make a case against him, and Carver's parents are of no help. Finally, legislation is passed against LSD use and sale, but by then it may be too late for "Blue Boy". Written by Tony Scheinman

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

12 January 1967 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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According to Sergeant Friday's monologue that when he stated, "Wednesday October 5th [1966], six months went...", he and Officer Gannon each had received two government issue pamphlets at "9:AM..." that morning from their supervisor, Captain Richey, who had stated, "Federal and State, you're in business...", then when their supervisor had answered Sergeant Friday's question about when each one of the two laws would take effect and that when Captain Richey had said, "48 hours.", well, that would have been on 10/7/1966/Fr. In all stark actuality, each one of the two laws took effect as of 12:01AM/10/6/1966/Th. and NOT on 10/7/1966/Fr. as was said in the show. See more »


When Benji's parents come to pick up their son, the left half of his face has far more yellow paint on it than it did when he was arrested hours earlier. See more »


Benjie 'Blue Boy' Carver: My hair's green and I'm a tree!
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LS Delirious
2 August 2012 | by alydar21See all my reviews

Too bad the Harry Morgan died with this show on his resume. I guess that "High Noon, All My Sons and Inherit The Wind" weren't good enough.

Show was almost fun to watch, but it was soooo stupid. It's a shame that the public believed the silly drivel of non-facts told in this episode.

Characters in program are having fun listening to music etc...but you can't have any fun on Dragnet. If you are, it must be against the law.

It was badly dated and irrevocably ignorant, but that was what this entire show was about - most of the time. And it is told to us in such a serious tone, that I couldn't stop snickering at this comic misrepresentation of LSD.

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