History Franchise / Dragnet

30th Oct '17 6:28:43 PM Lightning4119
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: The other characters (and the audience) chuckle at Friday's [[ValuesDissonance hopelessly outdated, stodgy attitudes]]. But he shows us time and time again exactly why he's considered the best cop in Los Angeles. In the other direction, Streebeck clearly doesn't have much regard for regulations or procedure, but Friday mentions Pep has a long list of merit citations and he repeatedly proves his ability.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: The other characters (and the audience) chuckle at Friday's [[ValuesDissonance hopelessly outdated, stodgy attitudes]]. But he shows us time and time again exactly why he's considered the best cop in Los Angeles.
8th Oct '17 9:12:47 AM nombretomado
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* ComicallySerious: Dan Aykroyd takes Jack Webb's [[TheStoic uber-straight]] demeanor and cranks it UpToEleven. Could be described as [[BluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] UpToEleven as well.

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* ComicallySerious: Dan Aykroyd takes Jack Webb's [[TheStoic uber-straight]] demeanor and cranks it UpToEleven. Could be described as [[BluesBrothers [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] UpToEleven as well.



* StraightMan: Dan Ackroyd portrays a very anal-retentive Joe Friday. Can be described as [[BluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] UpToEleven.

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* StraightMan: Dan Ackroyd portrays a very anal-retentive Joe Friday. Can be described as [[BluesBrothers [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]] UpToEleven.
17th Sep '17 6:19:19 PM Spotts1701
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* AlwaysMurder: Averted. Though Friday and his partners handled their fair share of homicides, they also chased down armed robbers, burglars, con men, shoplifters and drug peddlers. They even had occasional duty in the administrative offices handling paperwork and walk-in complaints from the public.



* TheyFightCrime

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* TheyFightCrimeTheyFightCrime: All sorts of crime, from petty theft up to murder.
13th Sep '17 8:57:20 PM Spotts1701
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* HeroicBSOD: Several episodes involve cops who are suffering this.

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* HeroicBSOD: Several episodes involve cops who are suffering this. "The Big Frustration" involves one where the detective becomes so frustrated at one of his cases being tossed out of court he actually goes AWOL (Friday and Gannon convince him to come back, but he's slapped with a hefty suspension for his behavior).



* InternalAffairs: Det. Friday has both served in this capacity investigating a cop and being the subject of one by IA. Either way, no one disputes the role and there is pure professionalism in the tasks.

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* InternalAffairs: Det. Friday has both served in this capacity investigating a cop and being the subject of one by IA. Either way, no one disputes the role and there is pure professionalism in the tasks.


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* WrongNameOutburst: At the end of the TV version of "The Big Sorrow", Friday and his new partner Frank Smith capture the two fugitives. Frank says he'll go bring the car around and Friday reflexively replies "Thanks, Ben." Somewhat ashamed he apologizes to Frank, but Frank tells him it's okay. "He would have wanted to be here."
11th Sep '17 6:54:39 PM Spotts1701
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* ActuallyIAmHim: In "The Big Test", a young man comes into the station and claims his friend Kevin Bradley was murdered by bandits while they were prospecting in Mexico. After his story starts to unravel, he breaks down and admits he is Kevin Bradley - he'd hoped to fake his death because he felt his parents were too restrictive.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The culprit in ''The Big Crime''. The only thing he's glad of was that he [[spoiler:forgot the pocketknife--he'd have killed the kids had he remembered it]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The culprit in ''The Big Crime''. The only thing he's glad of was that he [[spoiler:forgot the pocketknife--he'd have killed the kids had he remembered it]].it. In the shot after Friday and Smith take him away, we see his pocketknife on the floor next to the chair he'd been sitting in]].
28th Jul '17 5:40:20 PM Chariset
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* WhamLine: "Don't you mean [[spoiler:the VIRGIN Connie Swail?]]" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cue dramatic look from Friday and "DUN Dun DUN DUN..."]]

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* WhamLine: Or more technically, Wham Silence after Steebek asks, "Don't you mean [[spoiler:the VIRGIN Connie Swail?]]" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cue dramatic look raised eyebrow from Friday and "DUN Dun DUN DUN..."]]
28th Jun '17 5:28:20 PM nombretomado
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* RomanAClef: As it says on TheOtherWiki, "Webb was a stickler for accurate details, and Dragnet used many authentic touches, such as the LAPD's actual radio call sign ([=KMA367=]), and the names of many real department officials, such as Ray Pinker and Lee Jones of the crime lab or Chief of Detectives Thad Brown." The then-Chief of Police was always credited at the end of every episode.

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* RomanAClef: As it says on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, "Webb was a stickler for accurate details, and Dragnet used many authentic touches, such as the LAPD's actual radio call sign ([=KMA367=]), and the names of many real department officials, such as Ray Pinker and Lee Jones of the crime lab or Chief of Detectives Thad Brown." The then-Chief of Police was always credited at the end of every episode.
5th Jun '17 2:14:34 PM xcountryguy
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The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s, such as "The story you are about to hear is true"; "This is the city: Los Angeles, California"; and "My name's Friday. I'm a cop" (eventually, "My name is Friday; I carry a badge"). But the most famous phrase identified with the show -- "Just the facts, Ma'am" -- is actually a BeamMeUpScotty born from a series of ''Dragnet'' parodies created by Creator/StanFreberg.

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The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s, [[CatchPhrase Catch Phrases]], such as "The story you are about to hear is true"; "This is the city: Los Angeles, California"; and "My name's Friday. I'm a cop" (eventually, "My name is Friday; I carry a badge"). But the most famous phrase identified with the show -- "Just the facts, Ma'am" -- is actually a BeamMeUpScotty born from a series of ''Dragnet'' parodies created by Creator/StanFreberg.
22nd May '17 10:08:30 AM Geoduck
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* TankGoodness

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* TankGoodnessTankGoodness: Sporting a smiley-face BatteringRam instead of a gun.
16th Apr '17 5:31:26 PM nombretomado
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The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s, such as "The story you are about to hear is true"; "This is the city: Los Angeles, California"; and "My name's Friday. I'm a cop" (eventually, "My name is Friday; I carry a badge"). But the most famous phrase identified with the show -- "Just the facts, Ma'am" -- is actually a BeamMeUpScotty born from a series of ''Dragnet'' parodies created by StanFreberg.

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The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s, such as "The story you are about to hear is true"; "This is the city: Los Angeles, California"; and "My name's Friday. I'm a cop" (eventually, "My name is Friday; I carry a badge"). But the most famous phrase identified with the show -- "Just the facts, Ma'am" -- is actually a BeamMeUpScotty born from a series of ''Dragnet'' parodies created by StanFreberg.
Creator/StanFreberg.
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