Dragnet

The Big Explosion

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 1/19/67
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  • Episode Description
  • Friday and Gannon race against the clock to locate 400 pounds of high velocity gelatin dynamite that have been stolen from a construction company, and are forced to use trickery to compel the white-supremacist suspect to divulge where he has placed and armed half of it.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harry Morgan

    Officer Bill Gannon

  • Jack Webb

    Sergeant Joe Friday

  • Robert C. Dennis

  • Don Dubbins

    Donald Chapman

  • Val Avery

    Phil Masturian

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Friday: Mind stepping over here for a minute? Nelson Grove: I haven't done anything. Friday: Then you don't have anything to worry about, have you?

    • Nelson Grove: Mind if I smoke? Friday: Don't be cute.

    • Sergeant Joe Friday: Mister, you keep raving about minorities, well, you're a psycho, and that's a minority too!

    Notes (2)

    • TV Rating:
      Canada: G
      USA: TV-G

    • Kent McCord makes a brief appearance here as a patrolman (Office Martin 1A-29). McCord would go on to play Officer Jim Reed in Adam-12 (1A-12) another series by Jack Webb.

    Trivia (4)

    • Dragnet: 1967
      Date: Thursday, September 15
      Weather: Hot
      Working: Day Watch, Burglary Division
      Boss: Captain Mack

    • While it is really 08:32, he tells the suspect it is 09:05. It is the first time in the series Friday lies to a suspect.

    • Everyday (at the time of the filming of this episode circa 1967) the population of Los Angeles grew by 1,000 people per day.

    • According to Friday the city of Los Angeles is geographically the largest city in the world.

    Allusions (1)

    • When questing an individual who purchased the station wagon seen at the burglary, the individual uses the term "Mickey Mousing" to let Friday know he wanted the straight and simple truth of why they were there. The term "Mickey Mousing" refers to the Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse, who is an animated mouse.

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