DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
1982: Last Telecast of 'Police Squad!'
July 8, 2019  | By TV WW
 
This day in 1982 marked the last telecast of Police Squad!

The series, which was packed with sight gags and comedic wordplay, starred Leslie Nielsen as by-the-book police officer Frank Drebin, who's generally unaware of the comedic activity erupting around him.

Created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker — who wrote and directed the feature film Airplane! — the series lasted just six episodes on ABC, but inspired the popular Naked Gun film series, for which Nielsen reprised the role of Drebin.
 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
 Website (optional)
 
MOEOK
Type in the verification word shown on the image.