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* StylisticSuck: In ''Testimony of Evil(Dead Men Don't Laugh)'', Drebin goes undercover as a nightclub performer. He's ''terrible'', but everyone loves him.


* BodyOfTheWeek: Along with [[DeadStarWalking Dead Star Walking]], the special guest star was killed off as they were being introduced in the credits.

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* BodyOfTheWeek: Along with [[DeadStarWalking Dead Star Walking]], the special guest star was killed off as they were being introduced in the credits. (Creator/JohnBelushi was supposed to be one of these cameos, but when he died in RealLife his footage was cut).


** The 3rd episode had the Chimpanzee.
** In the fifth episode, Frank asks Ted where a rock thrown through his store window came from. Ted proceeds to explain how rocks were formed from the Earth's molten mass cooling down and solidifying into an igneous shell. Later, Frank asks the responsible gangsters to explain the same rock, to which one of the gangsters begin to repeat Ted's explanation.

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** The 3rd 5th episode had the Chimpanzee.
** In the fifth third episode, Frank asks Ted where a rock thrown through his store window came from. Ted proceeds to explain how rocks were formed from the Earth's molten mass cooling down and solidifying into an igneous shell. Later, Frank asks the responsible gangsters to explain the same rock, to which one of the gangsters begin to repeat Ted's explanation.



** In Episode 3, a suspect (a dressed-up chimpanzee) starts to demolish the office, while the rest of the cast freeze-frames.
** In Episode 4, Norberg walks into the scene after the freeze frame, and tries to find a suitable pose for himself to freeze on.
** In Episode 5, the ending "freeze-frames" while Hocken pours Drebin some coffee, halfway through Drebin saying "when". The coffee continues to pour, and Hocken has to slowly raise his arm to keep it going as the pot empties. Eventually, Drebin's coffee cup overflows and falls out of his hand.

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** In Episode 3, a suspect (a dressed-up chimpanzee) starts to demolish the office, while the rest of the cast freeze-frames.
** In Episode 4, Norberg walks into the scene after the freeze frame, and tries to find a suitable pose for himself to freeze on.
** In Episode 5,
the ending "freeze-frames" while Hocken pours Drebin some coffee, halfway through Drebin saying "when". The coffee continues to pour, and Hocken has to slowly raise his arm to keep it going as the pot empties. Eventually, Drebin's coffee cup overflows and falls out of his hand.hand.
** In Episode 4, Norberg walks into the scene after the freeze frame, and tries to find a suitable pose for himself to freeze on.
** In Episode 5, a suspect (a dressed-up chimpanzee) starts to demolish the office, while the rest of the cast freeze-frames.



* FingertipDrugAnalysis: In the last episode, Norberg states there's only one way to find out if these suspicious powders they found in the car are drugs, so he does one... then takes another "test"... and then a whole finger's worth... Norberg was always a little quirky, but [[TheStoner maybe...]].

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* FingertipDrugAnalysis: In the last episode, Norberg states there's only one way to find out if these suspicious powders they found in the car are drugs, so he does one... then takes another "test"... and then a whole finger's worth... Norberg was always a little quirky, odd, but [[TheStoner maybe...]].



* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In one episode Frank tries to taunt a boxer with all sorts of insults, to which the man smiles and turns the other cheek. When Frank finally gives up and says, "Forget it!" that suddenly sets the man off and accidentally does the trick.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: In one episode Frank tries to taunt a corrupt boxer with all sorts of insults, to which the man smiles is polite and turns the other cheek. courteous. When the honest boxer Frank finally gives up and is managing says, "Forget it!" it." that suddenly sets the man corrupt one off and accidentally does the trick.



* RightHandCat: The Villain of Episode 5 has a white one.

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* RightHandCat: The Villain of Episode 5 3 has a white one.



* 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.

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* UmbrellaDrink: In the fifth episode fourth 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.



** In the 3rd episode, the "Japanese garden" in question is a garden full of Japanese people in pots.

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** In the 3rd 5th episode, the "Japanese garden" in question is a garden full of Japanese people in pots.


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-->'''Extortionist''': key '''store'''.

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** In the fifth episode, Frank asks Ted where a rock thrown through his store window came from. Ted proceeds to explain how rocks were formed from the Earth's molten mass cooling down and solidifying into an igneous shell. Later, Frank asks the responsible gangsters to explain the same rock, to which one of the gangsters begin to repeat Ted's explanation.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Frank goes on some tangents that really raises some eyebrows. At one point he reminisces about a guy he lived with and seemingly laments how the guy's married with kids now as well as another moment where he gets ''really'' into pretending to be a crime boss's lover.

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* BritishBrevity: A rare American variation, the network cancelled it after only six episodes. Ironically, the creators were actually ''grateful'' for this, they had already used many of their best jokes and admitted they had no idea how they would have been able to uphold the standard of quality for an entire season, if not multiple seasons.


* ThrowAwayGuns: Drebin and a criminal begin pelting each other with a seemingly bottomless supply of empty guns.

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* ThrowAwayGuns: Drebin ThrowingYourGunAtTheEnemy: Lampooned in an episode, where both the cops and the villains throw their guns away after they run out of bullets in a criminal begin pelting each other with shoot-out--and someone gets clonked on the head by a seemingly bottomless thrown gun, because both sides were only about six feet apart. In a different episode, once the gun-throwing starts, both sides suddenly have a large supply of empty guns.firearms to keep tossing, which still make the *BANG!* sound effect when heaved.


* RuleOfThree: The opening titles introduce "Leslie 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.



** In the first episode, every time he is shown in his car, Drebin has laundry in it, presumably on the lookout for the nude, unconscious fashion models that were being found in laundromats.



* RuleOfThree: The opening titles introduce "Leslie 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.


* 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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* 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.minutes, although it ends up as an entirely different make and model of car


* ShoutOut: The original newspaper ads for ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' featured a picture of a 747 tied in a knot. The ABC TvGuide ads for ''Series/PoliceSquad'' featured a picture of a police revolver with its barrel tied in a similar knot.

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* ShoutOut: The original newspaper ads for ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' featured a picture of a 747 tied in a knot. The ABC TvGuide Magazine/TVGuide ads for ''Series/PoliceSquad'' featured a picture of a police revolver with its barrel tied in a similar knot.


* {{Cameo}}: In addition to the BodyOfTheWeek, many of the people who came to Johnny the Shoeshine Boy for advice, including DickClark and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

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* {{Cameo}}: In addition to the BodyOfTheWeek, many of the people who came to Johnny the Shoeshine Boy for advice, including DickClark Creator/DickClark and Dr. Joyce Brothers.


* AlmightyJanitor: Johnny the shoeshine guy knows everything and will tell you about it--for a price. (He can even tell you about the afterlife.) Invariably, as soon as Drebin gets the information he needs and leaves, someone else will come for information, such as a surgeon asking how to perform open-heart surgery or DickClark asking about ska (and picking up some more youth cream).

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* AlmightyJanitor: Johnny the shoeshine guy knows everything and will tell you about it--for a price. (He can even tell you about the afterlife.) Invariably, as soon as Drebin gets the information he needs and leaves, someone else will come for information, such as a surgeon asking how to perform open-heart surgery or DickClark Creator/DickClark asking about ska (and picking up some more youth cream).


* DVDCommentary: Unfortunately the commentary for the DVD release of ''Series/PoliceSquad'' is pretty boring - they hadn't seen the series for a while and spend more time laughing at the jokes and saying how wet behind the ears they were than letting you know anything interesting. They only offer it on three out of the total of six episodes, too - and not even the best ones. They spend half the time talking about how they had to fight against having a LaughTrack added - and then annoyingly their commentary is mostly... a laugh track.


* ContinuityNod: Each episode ends with Ed or Frank talking about how the criminal of the week will join previous episodes' perpetrators in prison.

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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.prison, eventually evolving into TheLongList.

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--> "Oh Frank cut it out would ya, I'm talking to my mother!"

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