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).
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Did You Know?
In every episode, Drebin offers a pack of cigarettes to someone and says "Cigarette?" In each case, the person glances at them and says a variation of "Yes, I know", or "Yes, they are." See more
Det. Frank Drebin
Yes, I know.
The announcer's episode title and the title shown on screen never matched. See more
The home video versions of some episodes have changed music in some scenes. For instance, when they sing "Happy Birthday" at a birthday and when Leslie Nielsen
sings Judy Garland
tunes in the nightclub. Presumably this is due to a music licensing issue. See more