Hey.. I think O'Neill from Married with Children made a really credible Joe Friday.. Why? Because, his acting didn't remind me at all of Married with Children.
He was Joe Friday.
Now.. I think they went wrong in season 2.. renaming the show L.A. Dragnet and then, making him work with a bunch of other detectives.. This is the part that went wrong. To me.
I still liked the show.. but the truth is.. the first season formula made more sense. Now the show had that 50s detective feel to it, and I like that. Oh well.