History Franchise / Dragnet

5th Feb '16 6:18:56 PM ZarbiNerada
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: The first time Friday had to use lethal force, he was visibly shaken afterwards.
5th Feb '16 5:38:23 PM Bissek
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* BasedOnATrueStory: See the page quote.
25th Dec '15 4:51:47 PM ZarbiNerada
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* MuggingTheMonster[=/=]DamselOutOfDistress: A robber made it his MO to hitch rides with women on whom he then draws a gun--help him rob a bank or die. The fourth time around, however, he picks a karate instructor. As soon as she recovers her wits, he gets ''pwned''!
2nd Oct '15 6:01:37 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[RomanAClef "Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear/see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."]]''
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->''[[RomanAClef "Ladies ->''"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear/see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."]]'' "''
30th Sep '15 6:49:08 AM Berrenta
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was always assigned to Homicide.

* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was always assigned to Homicide.
14th Sep '15 3:18:18 PM Kitch
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** The TV edit cuts the [[spoiler:balls]] part without losing its effectiveness.
6th Sep '15 3:25:36 AM foxley
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* InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence: One episode has an unintentional example when an off-duty Joe Friday is shot at by a teenager attempting to rob a vending machine. Joe returns fire and fatally wounds the suspect, but then has trouble proving the other guy shot first when the crime scene investigators can't find the corresponding bullet. [[spoiler:It hit a shelf and got stuck in the wall behind it.]] -->'''Bill Gannon:''' Nothing's ever easy for you, is it, Joe?
27th Aug '15 7:01:22 PM nombretomado
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** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the MST3K episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children", was in eight episodes of the '60s revival, four episodes of the fifties show, and a couple of the radio shows, plus several episodes of ''Series/AdamTwelve'' and ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''.
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** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the MST3K ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children", was in eight episodes of the '60s revival, four episodes of the fifties show, and a couple of the radio shows, plus several episodes of ''Series/AdamTwelve'' and ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''.
18th Aug '15 4:58:49 PM Tarlonniel
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Indentation.
* CharacterFilibuster: Mostly overlaps with AuthorFilibuster, as Joe Friday (whose views are indistinguishable from Jack Webb's) gets the vast majority of the big speeches. "The Big Prophet" is an exception. The discussion between Friday and Gannon and a Timothy Leary {{Expy}}/suspect is, almost literally, an episode-length formal debate over "Resolved: Drug use is harmless." The Leary character, while a StrawmanPolitical whose arguments are demolished by the detectives, actually gets a pretty good opportunity to state his case, and about as much time to do so as the cops get. ** The suspect actually gets one right. At the time, possession of marijuana was a felony. The suspect says, "One day marijuana will be perfectly legal, and people will be able to buy it openly." Flash forward about 30 years to when medical marijuana was approved in California.
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* CharacterFilibuster: Mostly overlaps with AuthorFilibuster, as Joe Friday (whose views are indistinguishable from Jack Webb's) gets the vast majority of the big speeches. "The Big Prophet" is an exception. The discussion between Friday and Gannon and a Timothy Leary {{Expy}}/suspect is, almost literally, an episode-length formal debate over "Resolved: Drug use is harmless." The Leary character, while a StrawmanPolitical whose arguments are demolished by the detectives, actually gets a pretty good opportunity to state his case, and about as much time to do so as the cops get. ** The get. And the suspect actually gets one right. At the time, possession of marijuana was a felony. The suspect says, "One day marijuana will be perfectly legal, and people will be able to buy it openly." Flash forward about 30 years to when medical marijuana was approved in California.
18th Aug '15 8:28:18 AM Tdarcos
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** The suspect actually gets one right. At the time, possession of marijuana was a felony. The suspect says, "One day marijuana will be perfectly legal, and people will be able to buy it openly." Flash forward about 30 years to when medical marijuana was approved in California.
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