Dragnet

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (40)

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Donald Albers:(after being apprehended during a staged auto accident) You guys don't give a guy much of a break, do you? Joe Friday:Yeah? How much of a break did you give those two women?

  • FRIDAY: There are over 5,000 men in this city who know that being a policeman is an endless, glamourless, thankless job that's gotta be done. I know it, too. And I'm damned glad to be one of them.

  • Joe Friday: (to Camille Gearhardt) ....and I'll bet your mother had a loud bark.

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Notes (137)

  • 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).

  • 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.

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

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Trivia (150)

  • 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.

  • The first arrest in the series is of "Blue Boy" who is tripping on something. Friday is the person to give a suspect his Constitutional Rights in the series.

  • Gannon's first words in the series are "Yeah?"

  • The first characters, in the series, seen are Joe Friday and Bill Gannon. They enter the series and their place of work through a glass door.

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Allusions (2)

  • 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.

  • After receiving their instructions from Captain Howell to capture a purse snatching dog, Friday and Gannon discuss their new assignment. Friday responds to Gannon using the word Laddy (A term used to describe a close friend, (usually a male.)). Gannon turns Laddy around as Lassie as a pun / reference to the on-going (1954-1973) TV series Lassie and the eight Lassie films between 1943 and 1968.