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POLICE SQUAD: THE COMPLETE SERIES
April 29, 2013  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment
 
Two years after making the disaster-movie spoof film Airplane!, Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker turned to the small screen for a weekly satire of TV detective shows. They made only six episodes before ABC canceled Police Squad!, but what an inspired, loony comedy. Airplane! star Leslie Nielsen plays Det. Frank Drebin – the same role he would reprise in the subsequent, more successful Naked Gun spinoff movies. But here are the original six half-hour episodes, each with a guest corpse, a narrator who reads off a different episode title than is shown on the screen, and even funnier stuff once the shows actually begin. Oh, and as this 1982 series proudly proclaimed, each episode is “In Color!” – DB
 
 
 
 
 
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Patrick
"Airplane" was Leslie Nielsen's first comedy, and it changed his career. From then on, he did practically nothing but comedy. Mr. Nielsen later said that comedy was what he wanted to do all along.
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