Season 1 Episode 1

The Big L.S.D

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Jan 12, 1967 on NBC

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  • Dismissed as campy by some, it has an important and timely message.

    "The LSD Story", also known as "Blue Boy" because of the leading guest character's painted face, is about a group of teens, led by Michael Burns as the Blue Boy, who deal in and take LSD, a popular narcotic among the counter culture at the time (1960s). Friday and Gannon do their best to stop the kids from ruining themselves and others, but to no avail. After all, they're just a couple of old fogies. They're not with the in crowd. To the in crowd, LSD is the thing to do. It's happening, man! Well, what happened at the end was a tragedy foreseen by Friday and Gannon.

    This is an excellent period piece, and serves as a classic commentary on the drug culture of the 1960s. Small wonder it was chosen as one of the 100 best TV episodes of all time. What else could you expect from "Dragnet", both the '50s and '60s versions? It was also the first episode of the 1960s color revival series. The original B&W series is listed as "Dragnet (1951)".