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2nd Mar '14 3:10:04 PM ArenaL5
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->''"In an attempt to crack down on crime, the Police Department has created an elite new team, a team that speaks the language of the streets. Young, hip, in touch with the Now Generation...Funky Squad."''

''Funky Squad'' was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...

In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''Series/TheModSquad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.

Compare ''{{Series/Danger 5}}'', another Australian parody of '60's spy shows, as well as ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.
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The characters were:
* Joey Alvarez (Santo Cilauro) as "Stix", the cool one of the bunch. Wears a FunnyAfro.
* Blair Steele (Tim Ferguson) as "Grant", the leader.
* Verity Svenson-Hart (Jane Kennedy) as "Cassie", a typical 70's feminist
* and Harvey Zdalka, Jr (Tom Gleisner) as "Poncho", who was [[TheSpeechless mute]] as he'd "[[TongueTrauma taken a bullet to the tongue]]" (the joke was that the "actor" spoke little English)
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!!The show contained examples of:
* AffectionateParody
* AngelsPose: Done in the title sequence.
* BadBadActing: Most notably with the 'spontaneous' laughter in the EverybodyLaughsEnding.
* CardboardBoxes: Seen in every chase sequence.
* CatchPhrase: "You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!" is said OnceAnEpisode.
** Plus DaChief's final words as he handed the Squad their assignment each week: "Oh, and Funky Squad?... Be careful."
* DaChief
* ExternalCombustion
* GentlemanThief: The Cat, who leaves a paw print CallingCard at every crime scene.
* ObfuscatingDisability: "Diamonds Are A Cat's Best Friend"
* OhCisco[=/=]EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens every episode.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rob Sitch played Grant in the radio serial, but Tim Ferguson played him in the TV series.
* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway
* TotallyRadical
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->''"In an attempt to crack down on crime, the Police Department has created an elite new team, a team that speaks the language of the streets. Young, hip, in touch with the Now Generation...Funky Squad."''

''Funky Squad'' was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...

In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''Series/TheModSquad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.

Compare ''{{Series/Danger 5}}'', another Australian parody of '60's spy shows, as well as ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.
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The characters were:
* Joey Alvarez (Santo Cilauro) as "Stix", the cool one of the bunch. Wears a FunnyAfro.
* Blair Steele (Tim Ferguson) as "Grant", the leader.
* Verity Svenson-Hart (Jane Kennedy) as "Cassie", a typical 70's feminist
* and Harvey Zdalka, Jr (Tom Gleisner) as "Poncho", who was [[TheSpeechless mute]] as he'd "[[TongueTrauma taken a bullet to the tongue]]" (the joke was that the "actor" spoke little English)
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!!The show contained examples of:
* AffectionateParody
* AngelsPose: Done in the title sequence.
* BadBadActing: Most notably with the 'spontaneous' laughter in the EverybodyLaughsEnding.
* CardboardBoxes: Seen in every chase sequence.
* CatchPhrase: "You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!" is said OnceAnEpisode.
** Plus DaChief's final words as he handed the Squad their assignment each week: "Oh, and Funky Squad?... Be careful."
* DaChief
* ExternalCombustion
* GentlemanThief: The Cat, who leaves a paw print CallingCard at every crime scene.
* ObfuscatingDisability: "Diamonds Are A Cat's Best Friend"
* OhCisco[=/=]EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens every episode.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rob Sitch played Grant in the radio serial, but Tim Ferguson played him in the TV series.
* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway
* TotallyRadical
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4th Dec '13 9:13:00 AM Odon
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* CatchPhrase: "You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!" is said in every episode.

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* CatchPhrase: "You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!" is said in every episode.OnceAnEpisode.
11th Dec '12 1:28:57 PM MarkLungo
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->''In an attempt to crack down on crime, the Police Department has created an elite new team, a team that speaks the language of the streets. Young, hip, in touch with the Now Generation...Funky Squad.''

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->''In ->''"In an attempt to crack down on crime, the Police Department has created an elite new team, a team that speaks the language of the streets. Young, hip, in touch with the Now Generation...Funky Squad.''
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In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''TheModSquad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.

to:

In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''TheModSquad'' ''Series/TheModSquad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.



* ObfuscatingDisability: "Diamonds Are A cat's Best Friend"
* OhCisco / EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens every episode.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rob Sitch played Grant in the radio serial, but Tim Ferguson played him in the tv series.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: "Diamonds Are A cat's Cat's Best Friend"
* OhCisco / EverybodyLaughsEnding: OhCisco[=/=]EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens every episode.
* TheOtherDarrin: Rob Sitch played Grant in the radio serial, but Tim Ferguson played him in the tv TV series.



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24th Nov '12 4:46:31 PM Odon
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Funky Squad was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...

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Funky Squad ''Funky Squad'' was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...
24th Nov '12 4:46:14 PM Odon
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FunkySquad was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...

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FunkySquad Funky Squad was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...
24th Nov '12 4:45:44 PM Odon
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In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''The Mod Squad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.

to:

In reality, it was an Australian comedy series created in 1995 as a parody of shows like ''The Mod Squad'' ''TheModSquad'' where the cops hire a group (in this case, four) of hip undercover cops. Who, in this case, are all wearing bad wigs and hopelessly 1970s fashions.
6th Jun '12 8:06:43 PM foxley
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** Plus DaChief's final words as he handed the Squad their assignment each week: "Oh, and Funky Squad?... Be careful."
6th Mar '12 6:03:46 PM Odon
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Compare ''{{Series/Danger5}}'', another Australian parody of '60's spy shows, as well as ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.

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Compare ''{{Series/Danger5}}'', ''{{Series/Danger 5}}'', another Australian parody of '60's spy shows, as well as ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.
6th Mar '12 6:03:36 PM Odon
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Compare ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.

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Compare ''{{Series/Danger5}}'', another Australian parody of '60's spy shows, as well as ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace'', a British show with a similar premise about '80s supernatural dramas.
5th Dec '11 11:58:47 PM MangaManiac
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FunkySquad was a hit show in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...

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FunkySquad was a hit show set in TheSeventies. What? You mean you missed it? Completely? Well, here's the deal...
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