History Series / PoliceSquad

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.]]
7th Dec '16 7:53:32 PM Bissek
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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.

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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.episodes in Stateville Prison.



** While it didn't quite happen every episode, a few times Drebin and Hocken would step into an elevator, and then we'd see inside as they talked about the case. In the background, an unlikely passenger would enter, then the elevator doors would open to a setting that makes no sense for an elevator to be present, but makes sense with the outfit the passenger is wearing, who disembarks.

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** While it didn't quite happen every episode, a few times Drebin and Hocken would step into an elevator, and then we'd see inside as they talked about the case. In the background, an unlikely passenger would enter, then the elevator doors would open to a setting that makes no sense for an elevator to be present, but makes sense with the outfit the passenger is wearing, who disembarks.disembarks (A woman in a bathing suit who heads to a floor with a swimming pool, for example).
27th Nov '16 12:49:16 AM BeastC
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* ContinuityNod: Each episode ends with Ed or Frank talking about how the criminal of the week will join previous episodes' perpetrators in prison.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent:
** The many times the view from the Police Squad office window changes from a generic city-scape to Paris, to a jungle.
** The very, ''very'' long cadaver that is being carried out in episode 1.
** Frank and Ed drive to Little Italy, which the projected background helpfully indicates by having the two drive away from the Colosseum.
*** And at their destination, you can clearly see the Leaning Tower of Pisa out the window.
** Episode 6 has two coroners trying to stuff a corpse into a cabinet while Frank and Ed discuss the case.



* LiteralMinded: Every character whenever it was funny. A signature style found in all Zucker Abrams Zucker comedies.

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* LiteralMinded: Every character whenever it was funny. A signature style found in all Zucker Abrams Abrahams Zucker comedies.
22nd Nov '16 9:39:23 PM JakesBrain
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** In every indoor scene with a window, some strange background will be visible through it (the U.S. Capitol, the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in a scene set in a "Little Italy" neighborhood).



* RuleOfThree: The opening titles introduce "Leslie Nielson as Detective Frank Drebin", who is in an alleyway when someone shoots at him and he returns fire. Then "Alan North as Captain Ed Hocken" who is also fired on and returns fire, even though he's in the police station. Finally, "Rex Hamilton as UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln". He's at the theater and, of course, someone shoots at him. He returns fire.

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* RuleOfThree: The opening titles introduce "Leslie Nielson Nielsen as Detective Frank Drebin", who is in an alleyway when someone shoots at him and he returns fire. Then "Alan North as Captain Ed Hocken" who is also fired on and returns fire, even though he's in the police station. Finally, "Rex Hamilton as UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln". He's at the theater and, of course, someone shoots at him. He returns fire.
7th Nov '16 5:46:32 PM Bissek
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* TheAlibi: One episode had Drebin trying to break the alibi of a bombmaker who recently got out of prison in regards to a recent bombing. [[spoiler:While the alibi was bogus, he wasn't the bomber - the reason he was lying about his whereabouts was because he was at a baseball game, and he hadn't cleared leaving the state to attend with his parole officer before he left.]]
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