History Series / PoliceSquad

18th Jun '17 10:56:03 AM cjqtwm
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Alan North's Ed Hocken is much more of an authority figure to Frank than the close buddy George Kennedy played in the later films. Peter Lupus' Norberg also is not the total klutz O.J. Simpson's Nordberg is later introduced to be.
4th Jun '17 8:36:30 PM MetaFour
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* BecomingTheMask: For example, Norberg is more occupied with improving revenues on their key making business cover than with dealing with the mob they went into business to attract.

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* BecomingTheMask: Any time the cops go undercover, they get a little ''too'' invested in their cover identity. For example, Norberg is more occupied with improving revenues on their key making key-making business cover than with dealing with the mob they went into business to attract.
1st May '17 11:58:54 AM jjnonken
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* OnceAnEpisode: Every episode Drebin will: Come in to work while narrating how he was in the middle of something else, then mention that his boss had arrived at the scene ahead of him; consult Johnny the shoeshine guy for the word on the street (who will then be consulted by someone in a non-cop profession); consult Dr. Olson for forensic info (interrupting him in the middle of some dangerous or creepy experiment he's doing for some kid); crash into something while parking; offer a cigarette or something similar, only to have the offeree agree that it is indeed a cigarette; and mention that the current episode's arrestee would be joining every single criminal (listed off by name) who had been arrested in the previous episodes in Stateville Prison.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Every episode Drebin will: Come in to work while narrating how he was in the middle of something else, then mention that his boss had arrived at the scene ahead of him; else; consult Johnny the shoeshine guy for the word on the street (who will then be consulted by someone in a non-cop profession); consult Dr. Olson for forensic info (interrupting him in the middle of some dangerous or creepy experiment he's doing for some kid); crash into something while parking; offer a cigarette or something similar, only to have the offeree agree that it is indeed a cigarette; and mention that the current episode's arrestee would be joining every single criminal (listed off by name) who had been arrested in the previous episodes in Stateville Prison.
1st May '17 11:52:12 AM jjnonken
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* OnceAnEpisode: Every episode Drebin will: Come in to work while narrating how he was in the middle of something else; consult Johnny the shoeshine guy for the word on the street (who will then be consulted by someone in a non-cop profession); consult Dr. Olson for forensic info (interrupting him in the middle of some dangerous or creepy experiment he's doing for some kid); crash into something while parking; offer a cigarette or something similar, only to have the offeree agree that it is indeed a cigarette; and mention that the current episode's arrestee would be joining every single criminal (listed off by name) who had been arrested in the previous episodes in Stateville Prison.

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* OnceAnEpisode: Every episode Drebin will: Come in to work while narrating how he was in the middle of something else; else, then mention that his boss had arrived at the scene ahead of him; consult Johnny the shoeshine guy for the word on the street (who will then be consulted by someone in a non-cop profession); consult Dr. Olson for forensic info (interrupting him in the middle of some dangerous or creepy experiment he's doing for some kid); crash into something while parking; offer a cigarette or something similar, only to have the offeree agree that it is indeed a cigarette; and mention that the current episode's arrestee would be joining every single criminal (listed off by name) who had been arrested in the previous episodes in Stateville Prison.
16th Mar '17 9:12:40 PM bjex
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Georg Stanford Brown, a guest star, is killed off already in the theme sequence.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[DeathByCameo The show had a running gag where guest stars were killed off in the very scene during the credits that introduced them.]] When the guest was Georg Stanford Brown, a guest star, is killed off already in the theme sequence.this trope came into play.
14th Mar '17 10:54:14 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: The show frequently parodied this by having the actors ([[BadBadActing try to]]) freeze still and failing, often with faces contorted into rictus laughter, while the credits rolled.
22nd Dec '16 7:11:51 AM Bissek
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* CovertPervert: Look at the page quote. Beautiful women being found naked in laundromats on the West Side. Where was Drebin when the murder case was called in? In a laundromat.
22nd Dec '16 7:10:09 AM Bissek
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* UmbrellaDrink: In the fifth episode Drebin is given one with so many pieces of flair in it that it takes him a few tries before he can find a place he can put his lips to the cup to without getting an umbrella up his nose.
9th Dec '16 4:27:00 PM Bissek
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Drebin's introductory monologue in the first episode talks about a baffling mystery of beautiful women being knocked unconscious and left naked all over town... which unfortunately, was assigned to somebody else while Frank investigated the double homicide at a local Savings and Loan.


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* HiddenInPlainSight: The Police Squad spends five hours almost completely dismantling a car to find the drugs they suspected were being smuggled in it... which were sitting in an unlocked glove compartment. They then manage to restore the utterly destroyed car to near mint condition in a matter of minutes.


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** A Special Guest Star will be introduced during the opening credits, who dies within thirty seconds.
9th Dec '16 4:11:26 PM Bissek
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* DramaticUnmask: (Deliberately) Overdone to the point of absurdity in the climax of the first episode. Drebin confronts the clerk, and reveals that he knows that before she was a clerk, she had another identity, and then rips off her wig to reveal her true hair color. Then he reveals that she had another identity before that, and rips off another wig. And it keeps going through roughly half a dozen prior identities, [[DressedInLayers all of which she was still wearing the disguises for one over the other, some of which could not possibly have been concealed under the wigs that were layered on top.]]
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