Police Squad!

A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 3/4/82
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  • Episode Description
  • Sally, a teller deeply in debt, robs her own credit union and kills her fellow teller and an innocent family man who was present during the crime. Police Squad, a special unit of the police force, is called to investigate a double shooting that happened during the robbery. However, the stories just don't add up. The evidence builds and points in Sally's direction, but it's up to Frank to find the clues that will put her away.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • William Duell


  • Deborah Hwang

  • Leslie Nielsen

    Detective Frank Drebin

  • Barbara Tarbuck

    Mrs. Twice

  • Terry Wills


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  • Quotes (15)

    • Mrs. Twice: Oh, poor Ralph. And what about my daughter? What am I going to tell her? Ed: Yeah, you're going to have to tell her something. Tell her he went on a long trip. Frank: No, wait a minute. How about a big monster came and took him to Daddy Heaven. Nah. Ed: How about this? He threw himself on a grenade and saved a battalion. Yeah, that's it. Frank: No, wait a minute. He was killed by left-wing insurgents from Paraguay. No, Bolivia Ed: I got it. I got it. He was, he was traded to the Cubs for Reggie Jackson.

    • Jim: Since this is your first time here, can I see some identification, Mr. Twice.
      Ralph Twice: Yeah, sure. Here's my driver's license.
      Jim: Do you have two major credit cards? Uh, thumb print here please. Now, stand on that line and look directly into the camera. Now look to your left and cough. And again. Now, spread your toes, please. And the other foot. Come and see us any time, Mr. Twice.

    • Frank: My name is Sergeant Frank Drebin, Detective Lieutenant, Police Squad, a special detail of the police department. There'd been a recent wave of gorgeous fashion models found naked and unconscious in laundromats on the West Side. Unfortunately, I was assigned to investigate holdups at neighborhood credit union. I was across town doing my laundry when I heard the call on the double-killing.

    • Frank: Cigarette? Sally: Yes, I know.

    • Sally: Well, when I first heard the shot, and as I turned, Jim fell. Ed: He's the teller, Frank. Frank: Jim Fell's the teller? Sally: No, Jim Johnson. Frank:Who's Jim Fell? Ed: He's the auditor, Frank. Sally: He had the flu, so Jim... filled in. Frank: Phil who? Ed: Phil Din. He's the night watchman. Sally: Oh, if only Phil had been here. Frank:Now wait a minute, let me get this straight. Twice came in and shot the teller, and Jim fell. Sally: No, he only shot the teller, Jim Johnson. Fell is ill. Frank:Okay, then, after he shot the teller, you shot Twice. Sally: No, I only shot twice. Ed:Twice is the holdup man. Sally: Then I guess I did shoot Twice. Frank:So now you're changing your story. Sally: No, I show Twice after Jim fell. Frank:You shot Twice and Jim Fell? Sally: Jim fell first, then I shot Twice once. Frank:Who fired twice? Sally: Once. Ed:He's the owner of the tire company, Frank. Frank:Okay. Now Once is the owner of the tire company and he fired twice, then Twice shot the teller once. Sally: Twice. Frank:Then Jim fell and you fired twice. Sally: Once.

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    Trivia (7)

    • Act Two: Yankees One

    • Opening Credits: Special Guest Star Lorne Greene is stabbed and then thrown out of a moving car.

    • Elevator Gag: It opens out on an airport lounge and a stewardess boards. Then she leaves and a female diver enters. She leaves on another floor and dives into a pool - the water just misses Ed.

    • Johnny's Next Customer: A priest wanting to know about life after death.

    • Next Week's Experiment: Interesting experiments with discarded swimwear.

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