History Radio / Dragnet

7th Dec '16 6:20:00 AM ZarbiNerada
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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Many radio episodes in the archives are titled with the name of the person ultimately proven guilty.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: Many radio episodes in the archives are titled with the name of the person ultimately proven guilty. The most egregious example is "Claude Jimmerson: Child Killer", since when it first aired, it wasn't clear at first that the two missing girls were dead.


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* TemptingFate: In one episode, a man who didn't believe in life insurance won a bet with a life insurance salesman, and didn't take a policy out. Less than an hour later someone murdered him.
28th Aug '16 5:10:56 PM Tarlonniel
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Homicide: Quick-Trigger Gunmen'' uses different theme music, and Friday himself gives the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. ''George Slocum: Thief'' probably did it the same way, only [[MissingEpisode we cannot know for sure]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Homicide: "Homicide: Quick-Trigger Gunmen'' Gunmen" uses different theme music, and Friday himself gives the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. ''George "George Slocum: Thief'' Thief" probably did it the same way, only [[MissingEpisode we cannot know for sure]].
28th Aug '16 8:50:11 AM ZarbiNerada
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Homicide: The Nickel-Plated Revolver'' uses different theme music, and Friday himself gives the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. ''George Slocum: Thief'' probably did it the same way, only [[MissingEpisode we cannot know for sure]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Homicide: The Nickel-Plated Revolver'' Quick-Trigger Gunmen'' uses different theme music, and Friday himself gives the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. ''George Slocum: Thief'' probably did it the same way, only [[MissingEpisode we cannot know for sure]].
28th Aug '16 8:49:16 AM ZarbiNerada
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Homicide: The Nickel-Plated Revolver'' uses different theme music, and Friday himself gives the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue. ''George Slocum: Thief'' probably did it the same way, only [[MissingEpisode we cannot know for sure]].
4th Aug '16 8:16:38 PM Tarlonniel
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* InfantImmortality: Averted hard on with the February 2nd, 1950 episode "Claude Jimmerson: Child Killer" which featured a double homicide (and implied rape) of a 7 year old and an 11 year old.
25th Jul '16 8:48:28 AM ZarbiNerada
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* HighVoltageDeath: In one story, a burglar means to tunnel into a bank. But just as Friday and Smith move to arrest him, he hits a power cable.


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* ParentalNeglect: Several episodes involved this, including some where one of the children was too far gone with an illness or injury to save.


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* RedShirt: Any cop Friday knows who is introduced for the first time at the start of the episode and who talks about having plans for the evening or weekend at an episode's beginning is likely to be killed very soon.


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* TriggerHappy: The first episode available involves a holdup trio, the id of whom is best known for entering a liquor store, saying "This is a stickup!", and immediately letting the clerk on duty have it.
16th Jan '16 12:16:19 AM tenryufan
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* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: There were many of these. Jack Webb maintained a cadre of actors that he liked working with, and cast them often as he needed them, provided they were available. Many of these actors got their start working with Webb on the radio series, and continued working with him to the end of the '60s revival series. Of particular note are:
** Virginia Gregg, probably the most recognizable actress, a fixture on the radio series.
** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3k]]'' episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children."
** "Marty" Milner, who played a role in several radio episodes, including a short stint as Joe's partner.
** Harry Morgan, who would later play Bill Gannon in the '60s series, voiced a number of witnesses.
12th Jan '16 4:17:25 PM WillBGood
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Friday and his partners rotated through the various departments from week to week, allowing them to solve not only murders, but also fraud, arson, and drug-smuggling. Each episode ended with an announcer giving [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue the results of the perp's trial]]. The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s and featured an iconic four note {{Sting}} used as a ThemeTune.

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Friday and his partners rotated through the various departments from week to week, allowing them to solve not only murders, but also fraud, arson, and drug-smuggling. Each episode ended with an announcer giving [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue the results of the perp's trial]]. The show spawned a number of {{CatchPhrase}}s {{Catch Phrase}}s and featured an iconic four note {{Sting}} used as a ThemeTune.
27th Aug '15 7:01:12 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."

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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."
24th Jun '15 5:55:52 PM ZarbiNerada
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** Harry Morgan, who would later play Bill Gannon in the '60s series, voiced a number of witnesses.
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