# Dragnet

NBC (ended 1970)

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## Trivia

• ### Season 2 Episode 5: The Big Neighbor

• Friday has been to Gannon's home only 3 times in the last 8 years. Friday and Gannon's wife discuss the last time he visited as being both 5 months ago and the previous June.

• Friday and Gannon have been working together for 8 years according to Friday.

• ### Season 2 Episode 6: The Big Frustration

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Monday, February 11
Weather: Fair
Working: Day Watch, Homicide Division
Boss: Captain Hugh Brown

• ### Season 2 Episode 7: The Senior Citizen

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Tuesday, March 14
Weather: Fair
Working: Day Watch, Burglary Auto Theft Division
Boss: Captain Mack

• ### Season 2 Episode 8: The Big High

• For the first time in Bill Gannon's career he must throw-up related to his job (finding a body).

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Thursday, September 14
Weather: Hot
Working: Night Watch, Narcotics
Boss: Captain Al Trembly

• ### Season 2 Episode 9: The Big Ad

• Joe Friday's birthday is April 2, 1925 according to the CA driver's license made for his undercover assignment. It lists him as Male, with Black hair, Brown eyes, 6', and 170 lbs.

• Trivia from Friday's intro:

1) Computers could read and store 140,000 words in 2.5 micro-seconds. They were showing tape drive (RCA Spectra 70).

2) Of the average 25,000 deaths in LA 300 of them will be by murder.

Possible goof: Friday gives the percentage as .82%, but when you do the math it is .012 not the .82%. .82% of 25,000 is 205 not 300.

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Monday, March 20
Weather: Foggy
Working: Day Watch, Homicide Division
Boss: Captain Hugh Brown

• ### Season 2 Episode 10: The Missing Realtor

• Point of interest: The victim's gasoline receipt shows she bought 17 gallons of gasoline for \$6.55. This is 38.5 cents per gallon for gasoline around 1968.

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Monday, June 29
Weather: Warm
Working: Day Watch, Homicide
Boss: Captain Brown

• ### Season 2 Episode 11: The Big Dog

• Gannon had a dog named Fred who lived to be almost 17.

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Tuesday, June 8
Weather: Cold
Working: Day Watch, Robbery Division
Boss: Captain Howe

• ### Season 2 Episode 12: The Pyramid Swindle

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Thursday, March 13
Weather: Cool
Working: Day Watch Fraud Division, Bunco Section
Boss: Captain Lambert

• ### Season 2 Episode 13: The Phony Police Racket

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Thursday, November 15
Weather: Hot
Working: Day Watch, Frauds Division, Bunco Section
Boss: Captain Lambert

• ### Season 2 Episode 14: The Trial Board

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Tuesday, August 29
Weather: Hot
Working: Day watch, Robbery Division
Boss: Captain Howe

• ### Season 2 Episode 15: The Christmas Story

• This episode ends without any trial or sentence given.

• Dragnet: 1968 (for first broadcast in 1967 on 12/21/1967)
Dragnet: 1970 (for second broadcast in 1969, as part of season 4)
Date: Wednesday, December 24
Weather: -- none given --
Working: Day Watch, Burglary Division
Boss: Captain Mack

• When Claude Stroup, under interrogation, begins recounting everything he did on December 23rd, Friday barks "Back up!", meaning that he wants Stroup to start from an earlier point in the day. But Stroup ignores the comment and Friday does not reiterate his order, he just lets Stroup continue on speaking as he was.

• ### Season 2 Episode 16: The Big Shipment

• Dragnet: 1968
Date: Tuesday, September 26
Weather: Foggy
Working: Night Watch, Narcotics Division
Boss: Captain Al Trembly

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