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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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

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Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush Finkel

Douglas Wambaugh

Recurring Role

Zelda Rubinstein

Zelda Rubinstein

Ginny Weedon

Recurring Role

Kelly Connell

Kelly Connell

Carter Pike

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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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