History Trivia / Dragnet

19th Sep '16 12:27:53 AM bombadil211
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* BackedByThePentagon: Jack Webb's various incarnations of the show was heavily supported by the real LAPD because of his attention to detail and for showing the department (no stranger to controversy) in a good light, with bad[=/=]corrupt cops ''always'' facing the consequences of their actions. In fact, Friday's badge wasn't a prop but a genuine badge issued by the LAPD and was ferried to and from the set by an on-duty police officer. When Jack Webb passed away, he was given a police funeral with full honors and badge number 714 was permanently retired by the LAPD in his memory.
30th May '16 6:25:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''{{Seinfeld}}'' featured a character called Mr Bookman, a library official who behaved like Joe Friday. Another episode had Kramer channel a Joe Fridayish Inspector in order to get a stolen statue back from a cleaning man.

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** ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' featured a character called Mr Bookman, a library official who behaved like Joe Friday. Another episode had Kramer channel a Joe Fridayish Inspector in order to get a stolen statue back from a cleaning man.
3rd Apr '16 8:04:25 AM Tarlonniel
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* HeyItsThatGuy
** Leonard Stone, who was one of Webb's regular group of ''Dragnet'' actors, is probably best known as [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory Sam Beauregarde.]]
** Jack Webb and Harry Morgan had previously co-starred in the 1951 movie ''Appointment with Danger'' -- as BAD guys!
** Harry Morgan would later go on to play Colonel Sherman T. Potter in ''Series/{{MASH}}''.
** [[Creator/LeonardNimoy Mister Spock]] is a fugitive from San Francisco in an episode of the 1950's series.
** [[Series/TheBradyBunch Bobby Brady got drugs from a friend at school. And Greg was an altar boy.]]
** Before joining [[Recap/StarTrekS2E4MirrorMirror Halkan]] society, Tharn was a serial rapist and killer who photographed his victims BoundAndGagged before killing them.
16th Jan '16 12:16:43 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.
14th Oct '15 5:25:01 PM nombretomado
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** In an episode of ''TheHoneymooners',' Ed Norton sings "Dum da Dum Dum" from the ''Dragnet'' theme song.

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** In an episode of ''TheHoneymooners',' ''Series/TheHoneymooners',' Ed Norton sings "Dum da Dum Dum" from the ''Dragnet'' theme song.



** Officer Joe Webber was a recurring character on ''TheBobNewhartShow''.

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** Officer Joe Webber was a recurring character on ''TheBobNewhartShow''.''Series/TheBobNewhartShow''.
28th Aug '15 10:53:55 AM tmanokc
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** An episode of ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'' titled "The Scorpio Drop", star Robert Wagner starts the ColdOpen with "This is the city, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. My name is Mundy...I'm a thief." Oddly enough, on May 5, 2012 this episode aired on Digital station AntennaTV directly after an actual episode of ''Dragnet'', without even a commercial between the closing Universal logo and the start of the parody.

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** An episode of ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'' titled "The Scorpio Drop", star Robert Wagner starts the ColdOpen with "This is the city, UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. My name is Mundy...I'm a thief." Oddly enough, on May 5, 2012 this episode aired on Digital station AntennaTV Creator/AntennaTV directly after an actual episode of ''Dragnet'', without even a commercial between the closing Universal logo and the start of the parody.
7th Jul '15 10:45:27 AM nombretomado
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** A ''LooneyTunes'' Porky and Daffy cartoon called ''Rocket Squad'' is a straight-up parody, set InSpace , where Daffy Duck plays "Sergeant Joe Monday". The twist is that the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue shows him and his partner being arrested for wrongful arrest.

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** A ''LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' Porky and Daffy cartoon called ''Rocket Squad'' is a straight-up parody, set InSpace , where Daffy Duck plays "Sergeant Joe Monday". The twist is that the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue shows him and his partner being arrested for wrongful arrest.
14th May '15 5:04:27 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]]".)
5th Apr '15 2:48:33 PM glickmam
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* AbilityOverAppearance: When the series was first being brought to television, Jack Webb argued that his face was not suitable for television and suggested [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Nolan Lloyd Nolan]] be cast as Joe Friday in his place. Fortunately, [[ExecutiveMeddling neither NBC nor Liggett & Myers (owners of Fatima) would accept any substitute.]]

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* AbilityOverAppearance: When the series was first being brought to television, Jack Webb argued that his face was not suitable for television and suggested [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Nolan Lloyd Nolan]] be cast as Joe Friday in his place. Fortunately, [[ExecutiveMeddling neither NBC nor Liggett & Myers (owners of Fatima) Chesterfield) would accept any substitute.]]
5th Apr '15 2:48:04 PM glickmam
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** Harry Morgan would later go on to play Colonel Sherman T. Potter in ''Series/{{MASH}}''.



** Jack Webb was working on a second ''Dragnet'' revival in 1982 with five scripts completed. With Harry Morgan still committed to ''Series/{{Mash}}'' and having signed up for ''Series/AfterMash'', Webb would have changed partners once again, this time to a character played by Kent [=McCord=] (although it's unknown if it would have been his ''Adam-12'' character or a new one).

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** Jack Webb was working on a second ''Dragnet'' revival in 1982 with five scripts completed. With Harry Morgan still committed to ''Series/{{Mash}}'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' and having signed up for ''Series/AfterMash'', ''Series/AfterMASH'', Webb would have changed partners once again, this time to a character played by Kent [=McCord=] (although it's unknown if it would have been his ''Adam-12'' character or a new one).
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