Season 4 Episode 10

Bunco Forgery - Parolee

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Nov 27, 1969 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • How times change. In this episode Tony, of Tony's Gym, wears deck shoes / sneakers(looks to be light Blue Canvas Sperry Top-Siders or Vans). Today the owner of gym would most likely wear leather Cross Trainers (sneakers) by Nike, Adidas, or similar manufacturer.

    • As the episode open, people are reviewing the newest special order. Department special order 51 changes the Detective Bureau and leaves the rest of the department unaffected.

      Two Detective Bureau divisions, Robbery & Homicide, combine into one division, Robbery Homicide. The divisions Robbery and Homicide overlap in many of their functions. The change, to one division, improves efficiency by combining resources and the two commands.

      The Frauds Division has a new name, Bunco Forgery. The duties and responsibilities remain the same.

      The missing persons section moved from the Homicide Division to police central headquarters (D.H.Q).

      These changes affect Joe and Bill in this and future episodes, especially when Joe tells us where they are working this episode.

    • Dragnet: 1970
      Date: Wednesday, August 6
      Weather: Hot
      Working: Day Watch, Bunco Forgery
      Boss: Captain Ron Frankel

  • Quotes

    • Gannon: (After reading and discussing special order 51 with Friday) I'm surprised at you, Joe. Change is progress. Don't you knock it.

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