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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Webb was famous for inserting moralizing speeches into most of his shows.



* {{Anvilicious}}: ''Dragnet'' in particular, but most of his series were like this at times.


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt. Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating created or being was the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt. Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.



* DramaticDeadpan: Webb's signature style.
** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous ''Series/TheTonightShow'' sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].

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* DramaticDeadpan: Webb's signature style.
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style. [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous ''Series/TheTonightShow'' sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].



* {{Anvilicious}}: "Dragnet" in particular, but most of his series were like this at times.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: "Dragnet" ''Dragnet'' in particular, but most of his series were like this at times.



* CopsAndDetectives: "Adam-12", "Dragnet" and a few others.
* DrugsAreBad: Pick a show, any show. "Dragnet" took the cake in the '60s revival, but it popped up on other series as well.

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* CopsAndDetectives: "Adam-12", "Dragnet" ''Adam-12'', ''Dragnet'' and a few others.
* DrugsAreBad: Pick a show, any show. "Dragnet" ''Dragnet'' took the cake in the '60s revival, but it popped up on other series as well.



* HeroicFireRescue: "Sierra", "Emergency"

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* HeroicFireRescue: "Sierra", "Emergency"''Sierra'', ''Emergency!''




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* ''Pete Kelly's Blues''
* ''The D. I.''
* ''-30-''


* DrugsAreBad: Pick a show, any show. "Dragnet" took the cake in the '60s revival, but it popped up on other series as well.



* DrugsAreBad: Pick a show, any show. "Dragnet" took the cake in the '60s revival, but it popped up on other series as well.


* [[SitcomCharacterArchetypes The Square]]: Webb was about as square as they came.

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* [[SitcomCharacterArchetypes The Square]]: Webb was about as square as they came.
came. A lifelong Republican, and a man committed to telling the story of The Man. [[AcceptableTargets Hippies and counterculture types]] were routine targets of scorn in his works.


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* {{Eagleland}}: Type 1. All of his shows glorified the day-to-day work of local public servants: cops, firemen, even animal control officers. It portrayed them as duty-bound, consummate professionals.


** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous Series/TonightShow sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].

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** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous Series/TonightShow ''Series/TheTonightShow'' sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].


** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous Series/TonightShow with Creator/JohnnyCarson sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].

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** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous Series/TonightShow with Creator/JohnnyCarson sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].

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** [[TheComicallySerious Played for laughs]] in the famous Series/TonightShow with Creator/JohnnyCarson sketch, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjquGpmgwOo "The Copper Clapper Caper"]].


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt. Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''.''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt. Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt.Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt. Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.


* {{Avilicious}}

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* {{Avilicious}}{{Anvilicious}}: "Dragnet" in particular, but most of his series were like this at times.


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").
Early"). When he died in 1982, he was given a full Los Angeles Department police funeral, due to his extensive work with the department. Sgt.Friday's badge, 714, was officially retired as well.


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!!Tropes in his works:
* AuthorAvatar: Joe Friday primarily, but sometimes a few others as well.
* {{Avilicious}}
* BasedOnATrueStory: Many of the plots of his series were based on real incidents that were related to him. The people involved were paid a finder's fee.
* BigDamnHeroes
* ByTheBookCop: Most of his law enforcement characters.
* CopsAndDetectives: "Adam-12", "Dragnet" and a few others.
* DrugsAreBad: Pick a show, any show. "Dragnet" took the cake in the '60s revival, but it popped up on other series as well.
* HeroicFireRescue: "Sierra", "Emergency"
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* ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''

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* ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, and either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' along with her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' along with alongside her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").


[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie McCall on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' along with her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").

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[[caption-width-right:325:This is the trope page. My name is Webb.]] '''John Randolph "Jack" Webb''' (1920 1982), also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the [[OlderThanTelevision radio]] and television series, ''Series/{{Dragnet}}''. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Limited. Webb was essentially the inventor of the PoliceProcedural, either creating or being the obvious inspiration for most of the better-known cop shows of the 60s and 70s. Webb was married for 6 years to actress Julie London, who later played Nurse Dixie McCall [=McCall=] on his series ''Series/{{Emergency}}'' along with her new husband, Bobby Troup ("Doctor Joe Early").

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