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* VanityPlate: According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, those sweaty hands banging out Mark VII are none other than Jack Webb's himself. IMDb, on the other hand, states that the hands actually belong to Harold Nyby, Webb's construction foreman, who was chosen because his hands equaled the size of former boxing champion Sonny Liston.

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* VanityPlate: According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, those sweaty hands banging out Mark VII are none other than Jack Webb's himself. IMDb, [=IMDb=], on the other hand, states that the hands actually belong to Harold Nyby, Webb's construction foreman, who was chosen because his hands equaled the size of former boxing champion Sonny Liston.


* VanityPlate: According to the other Wiki, those sweaty hands banging out Mark VII are none other than Jack Webb's himself.

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* VanityPlate: According to the other Wiki, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, those sweaty hands banging out Mark VII are none other than Jack Webb's himself.himself. IMDb, on the other hand, states that the hands actually belong to Harold Nyby, Webb's construction foreman, who was chosen because his hands equaled the size of former boxing champion Sonny Liston.


* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Different episodes put Friday and his partner in different departments -- whichever one is appropriate for the case being investigated, basically -- but within each episode jobs are delegated as normal.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Different episodes put Friday and his partner in different departments -- whichever one is appropriate for the case being investigated, basically -- but within each episode jobs are delegated as normal. Averted at the same time, however, as whatever department Friday and his partner were in, the two only did the plainclothed work. If they needed something else done, like tracing a license plate or fingerprinting a suspect, they would contact whichever appropriate division was needed for that certain task.


* ShoutOut: Friday's badge number (714) commemorated Babe Ruth's career home run total.

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Friday's badge number (714) commemorated Babe Ruth's career home run total.total.
** The Mark VII Limited VanityPlate at the end was a reference to the Mark VII, a type of car manufactured by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: The detectives move from division to division much more frequently than they would in real life. Jack Webb, normally a stickler for realism, did this to show audiences different facets of police work.

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* IllegalGamblingDen: Showed up in a few episodes, usually as an illegal bookmaking operation or a "floating" poker game that Friday and Gannon had to bust while working in Administrative Vice.


* ItsPronouncedTroPay: In the 1950s TV and radio episodes, archaic pronounciations for "Los Angeles" (Los ANG-el-ess, with a hard "G" sound compared to a soft "G" or "J" sound that comes out "Los An-jel-ess") and "California" (Cal-i-forn-ee-a) are often heard.

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* ItsPronouncedTroPay: ItIsPronouncedTroPay: In the 1950s TV and radio episodes, archaic pronounciations for "Los Angeles" (Los ANG-el-ess, with a hard "G" sound compared to a soft "G" or "J" sound that comes out "Los An-jel-ess") and "California" (Cal-i-forn-ee-a) are often heard.


* CelibateHero: Gannon is frequently making mentions that Friday is still unmarried nor even dating at his age, a big thing during the time periods the show was on and lives alone lives off eating canned soup.

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* CelibateHero: Gannon is frequently making mentions mention that Friday is still unmarried nor even dating Friday, at his age, is still unmarried, not even dating, and lives alone eating canned soup, a big thing during the time periods period the show was on and lives alone lives off eating canned soup.on.

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* CelibateHero: Gannon is frequently making mentions that Friday is still unmarried nor even dating at his age, a big thing during the time periods the show was on and lives alone lives off eating canned soup.


* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was always assigned to Homicide.

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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was [[AlwaysMurder always assigned to Homicide.Homicide]].


* YouLookFamiliar: There were [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061248/fullcredits#cast many of these]], actually. 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:
** Don Ross, who according to IMDB holds the record at 31 episodes.
** Virginia Gregg, probably the most recognizable actress, a fixture on the radio series and appearing at least 13 times on the TV series.
** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children", was in eight episodes of the '60s revival, four episodes of the fifties show, and a couple of the radio shows, plus several episodes of ''Series/AdamTwelve'' and ''Series/{{Emergency}}''.
** Kent [=McCord=] appeared as a desk clerk (uncredited) in the made-for-TV movie, then as a couple different patrolmen in early episodes before appearing as Officer Reed here and in ''Series/AdamTwelve''. (Oddly enough, he appeared in consecutive episodes in the 1968 season as different cops. One of his ''partners'' was an Officer Reed, according to the credits of the first of the two shows. He appears in the 1968 episodes "The Phony Police Racket" and "The Search" as an Officer Reed, but it's not certain if he's playing '''the''' Jim Reed or if the name of the character was just a coincidence.)
** Tim Donnelly qualifies both in terms of the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' series itself (5 different roles), as well as the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''/''Series/AdamTwelve''/''Series/{{Emergency}}'' shared universe (2 roles in ''Adam'' and his regular role as Firefighter Chet Kelly in ''Series/{{Emergency}}'').
** "Marty" Milner, later of ''Series/AdamTwelve'', played a role in one of the 1953-54 season TV episodes as well as several radio episodes, including a short stint as Joe's partner.
** Harry Morgan also starred on Jack Webb's series ''D.A.'', and Webb appeared as Joe Friday in one episode of the series as well.


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** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children", was in eight episodes of the '60s revival, four episodes of the fifties show, and a couple of the radio shows, plus several episodes of ''Series/AdamTwelve'' and ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''.

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** Peggy Webber, who many may remember from her appearances on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' episodes "The Screaming Skull" and "The Space Children", was in eight episodes of the '60s revival, four episodes of the fifties show, and a couple of the radio shows, plus several episodes of ''Series/AdamTwelve'' and ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}''.''Series/{{Emergency}}''.


** Tim Donnelly qualifies both in terms of the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' series itself (5 different roles), as well as the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''/''Series/AdamTwelve''/''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'' shared universe (2 roles in ''Adam'' and his regular role as Firefighter Chet Kelly in ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'').

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** Tim Donnelly qualifies both in terms of the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' series itself (5 different roles), as well as the ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''/''Series/AdamTwelve''/''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'' ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''/''Series/AdamTwelve''/''Series/{{Emergency}}'' shared universe (2 roles in ''Adam'' and his regular role as Firefighter Chet Kelly in ''Franchise/{{Emergency}}'').''Series/{{Emergency}}'').

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