Police Squad!

Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment)

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 3/11/82
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  • Episode Description
  • Frank investigates a veteran manager and his gangland ties after one of his boxers dies after refusing to take a dive. He takes another boxer, Buddy Briggs, under his wing and convinces him to go honest so they can arrest the manager's mob boss, Martin. However, Martin takes Buddy's girlfriend hostage and Frank must rescue her before Buddy is forced to throw the match.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Deborah Hwang

  • Leslie Nielsen

    Detective Frank Drebin

  • Rudy Solari

    Martin

  • William Duell

    Johnny

  • Patrick St. Esprit

    Buddy

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Frank: I'd just come from the stockyards. We'd gotten reports of hundreds of cows had been senselessly slaughtered in the area, but I couldn't find any evidence. I stopped off for a hamburger and checked in with headquarters.

    • Frank: Anyone with Schultz after the fight? Ed: Just his manager. Frank: Who's that? Ed: Some joe named Cooper. Frank: Who's this Joe Cooper? Ed: No, Sal Cooper.

    • Buddy: I make a pretty good living. Frank: Maybe you can make a better one. A cleaner one. And a better one.

    • Cooper: What are you, some kind of wise guy? Frank: Yeah. I'm a wise guy. With a lot of long green. Poker Player #1: You manage Lorne Greene? Cooper: I'll trade Buddy for Lorne Greene. Frank: No, no, I mean I've got cash. Poker Player #1: You mean you manage Johnny Cash too? Cooper: Who are you? Frank: Kelly. Bob Kelly. Mind if I sit in a few hands? Cooper: Your money's good here. Poker Player #1: Goodyear? You've got the blimp too?

    • Cooper: What've you got? Frank: Full house. Kings over. Cooper: Not so fast, Kelly. Straight beats a full house. Frank: No it doesn't. A straight beats three of a kind. A full house beats a straight. Poker Player #1: Can a flush beat a straight? Poker Player #2: A straight flush beats everything. Frank: Not a royal flush. Cooper: Does a flush beat a full house? Poker Player #2: A regular flush, or a straight flush? Poker Player #1: A flush beats a straight.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Opening Credits: Special Guest Star George Stanford Brown has a safe dropped on him.

    • Ted Olsen's Experiment: Electrical current, as he has his child visitor strapped into an electrical chair holding a light bulb.

    • Act Two: Bruté

    • Next Week's Experiment: "Bring three things from your mother's dresser."

    • Johnny's Next Customer: A surgeon wanting to know about a complex heart bypass operation.

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