The Big L.S.D

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/12/67
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  • Episode Description
  • Friday and Gannon are introduced to a new drug called LSD when they receive a call of young man known on the street as "Blue Boy" who has a painted face and is chewing the bark off a tree in a vacant lot. Several months pass before legislation is passed that allows them to start combating the sale and distribution of the drug, which turns out to be too late for at least one user.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Harry Morgan

    Officer Bill Gannon

  • Jack Webb

    Sergeant Joe Friday

  • William Stark

  • Eve Brent

    Mrs. Carver

  • Michael Burns

    Benjie "Blue Boy" Carver

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Dismissed as campy by some, it has an important and timely message.

    By tvking1, Mar 08, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Sergeant Joe Friday: You're pretty high and far out. What kind of kick are you on, son?

    • Blue Boy: I'm on the train. I'm on the train, on the train, I am the train.

    Notes (5)

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

    • Harry Morgan would go on to play Colonel Potter on Mash.

    • For Nick At Nite's 20th anniversary, the network and TV Land showed at least one episode of every series it had aired. For Dragnet, this episode was, naturally, chosen.

    • During Dragnet's run on Nick At Nite, this episode was the one overwhelmingly chosen by fans as the best in a viewers' choice marathon of the show. It was also the only "Dragnet" episode selected by TV GUIDE for their "100 Best Episodes" issue.

    • This was the only episode written by Jack Webb (under his real first and middle names, John Randolph).

    Trivia (10)

    • Dragnet: 1967
      Date: Tuesday, March 15
      Weather: Fair
      Working: Day Watch, Juvenile Narcotics
      Boss: Captain Richey

    • This is the series first Corner's inquest. It is also the series first ending report on the suspect or suspects from the episode.

    • According to Friday the parade of teenagers on the Sunset strip begins at Laurel Canyon and Sunset and ends at Doheny, on the weekends.

    • The first arrest in the series is of Benjamin "Blue Boy" Carver for violation of section 160 of the Welfare and Institution Code. It says he's in danger of leading an idle, dissolute or immoral life. The courts uphold the petition, so it both the first arrest and convection in the series. This arrest is not at the end of the episode, but during it.

    • The first suspect in the series (Benjie "Blue Boy" Carver) ends up dead by the end of the episode.

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