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    Codeguru

    [1]Apr 10, 2006
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    They aired a few of these episodes on the Sci Fi channel once and I thought I was watching a tiny bit of a long series not the entire thing. Did they really only make 6 episodes?...

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    craigv666

    [2]May 1, 2006
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    Yes, they canceled it
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    tsreeder

    [3]May 25, 2006
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    They almost made as many Naked Gun movies as they did Police Squad episodes.
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    HDMe

    [4]Jun 15, 2006
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    As I remember, when watching it during the original airings... the network folks basically didn't think most people truly "got" the show, and also figured it required people to think and watch too much to get all the jokes.

    This could have been a show that ran a season or two... but truly, as evidenced in how the movies got progressively worse... the concept probably wouldn't have made for a long running show even if the network hadn't axed it prematurely.

    Don't get me wrong.  I love the show, and liked the movies... but the movies were by the same people and I didn't think they were anywhere near as funny as the show was.

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    mosoly

    [5]Jul 30, 2006
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    i liked that show...it was so funny as the movies. 
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    Richiebcfc25

    [6]Sep 18, 2007
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    Sadly they only made 6 episodes
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    jamoon2006

    [7]Oct 25, 2007
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    HDMe wrote:
    As I remember, when watching it during the original airings... the network folks basically didn't think most people truly "got" the show, and also figured it required people to think and watch too much to get all the jokes.

    Leslie Nielsen talks about that in his interview on the DVD - unbelievable! Leave it to network executives to axe a show because "you have to watch it to get the jokes." What do they think we do with a TV show?

    The DVD is great...no matter how many times I see certain gags or hear certain jokes I'll still be laughing my butt off.

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