Picket Fences

Season 1 Episode 3

Mr. Dreeb Comes to Town

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 02, 1992 on CBS
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A midget named Mr Dreeb rides into Rome on a sick elephant, which promptly crushes Max and Kenny's patrol car. The elephant takes up residence in the Brocks' garage and Jill has to perform an emergency enema on it. It transpires Mr Dreeb stole Big John, the elephant, from its circus owners. He accuses them of cruelty and a custody battle begins over Big John's wellbeing. Judge Bone concurs there is evidence of cruelty and rules that Big John go to a zoo until alternative custody can be sorted out. Max and Mr Dreeb fall for each other but she realises that it would never work out - he can never fit her profile of the "ideal man" - so he and Big John leave Rome, bound for the sanctuary of the zoo. Meanwhile, Kimberly's favourite teacher starts acting oddly and further tests reveal that a potentially fatal brain tumour is the cause of his erratic behaviour. He is fired from his job on the grounds he could endanger his students and decides to undergo risky surgery to remove the tumour. However, his heart arrests during the procedure and he dies in theatre.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Holly Marie Combs

    Holly Marie Combs

    Kimberly Brock

    Lauren Holly

    Lauren Holly

    Officer Maxine Stewart

    Adam Wylie

    Adam Wylie

    Zachary Brock

    Kathy Baker

    Kathy Baker

    Dr. Jill Brock

    Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Sheriff Jimmy Brock

    Costas Mandylor

    Costas Mandylor

    Officer Kenny Lacos

    Michael J. Anderson

    Michael J. Anderson

    Peter Dreeb

    Guest Star

    Tuck Milligan

    Tuck Milligan

    Steven Pankow

    Guest Star

    Peter Frechette

    Peter Frechette

    DA Barnaby Woods

    Guest Star

    Fyvush Finkel

    Fyvush Finkel

    Douglas Wambaugh

    Recurring Role

    Zelda Rubinstein

    Zelda Rubinstein

    Ginny Weedon

    Recurring Role

    Kelly Connell

    Kelly Connell

    Carter Pike

    Recurring Role

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      • Kenny: The elephant's fallen and he can't get up.

        Kenny inadvertantly quotes the popular catchphrase originated on TV commercials for LifeCall that started running in 1987. The ad featured an elderly woman with a walker fallen on the ground and crying "I've fallen and I can't get up". LifeCall offered an emergency aid service that could be alerted by a pendant alarm worn around the client's neck.

      • New Math
        Jimmy and Mr. Pankow sing the song New Math by musical satirist Tom Lehrer. It parodies the stated simplicity of the New Math being introduced into American schools. The song debuted on American version of That Was the Week That Was (1962-1963), a television show that poked fun at current events.

      • Mr Dreeb Comes To Town

        "Mr Deeds Goes To Town" is a 1936 film directed by Frank Capra.

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