History Radio / Dragnet

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.
14th May '15 5:03:56 PM Tarlonniel
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* ContractualImmortality: Even if one didn't know the series would continue, one would expect ''Joe Friday'' to survive being shot (as he was in "[[spoiler:The Big Ben]]".)
14th May '15 5:03:23 PM Tarlonniel
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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: One radio episode involves a kidnapping for ransom, but it turns out later that the daughter was already dead by the time the father got the ransom note.
11th Mar '15 10:13:07 AM Tarlonniel
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* NothingIsScarier: One of the episodes involves the search for two missing girls (ages 11 and 7). When their bodies are found, Friday gives what they had looked like in life, the fact that the corpses were holding wildflowers--and the fact that a veteran homicide detective had never seen such a sight as those corpses before and never hoped to again.
25th Jan '15 9:06:45 PM mrmunion
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* Expy: In the 1960s TV revival, Friday's partner is Officer Bill Gannon, whose personality and banter with Friday are very similar to Officer Frank Smith, Friday's final partner in the radio and 1950s TV series.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: In the 1960s TV revival, Friday's partner is Officer Bill Gannon, whose personality and banter with Friday are very similar to Officer Frank Smith, Friday's final partner in the radio and 1950s TV series.
25th Jan '15 9:05:44 PM mrmunion
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* Expy: In the 1960s TV revival, Friday's partner is Officer Bill Gannon, whose personality and banter with Friday are very similar to Officer Frank Smith, Friday's final partner in the radio and 1950s TV series.
25th Jan '15 9:00:03 PM mrmunion
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* {{Dedication}}: Jack Webb dedicated each of the first several episodes of the radio version to a police officer killed in the line of duty.
-->'''Webb''': "This episode is dedicated to [insert name], who on the [insert general time ('morning of', 'evening of') and date] gave his life so that yours might be more secure".

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* {{Dedication}}: Jack Webb dedicated each Each of the first several episodes of the radio version was dedicated to a police officer killed in the line of duty.
-->'''Webb''': "This -->"This episode is dedicated to [insert name], who on the [insert general time ('morning of', 'evening of') and date] gave his life so that yours might be more secure".
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