Sunday, May 30, 2010


In the Naked Gun movies Leslie Nielson portrays Lt Frank Drebin. The movies are a broader, more slapstick comedy take of the smarter, funnier 1983 television series Police Squad!, a satire of 60's - 70's cop TV shows. It was so deadpan that the audience was confused, and the show was cancelled after only 6 episodes. Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is quoted as saying "If Police Squad! had been made twenty years later, it would have been a smash. It was before its time. In 1982 your average viewer was unable to cope with its pace, its quick-fire jokes. But these days they'd have no problems keeping up, I think we've proved that." If you look around online, I'm sure you could find the original episodes.

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