Marginally a "straight" police drama in the Jack Webb/Quinn Martin school, Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name "rings a bell" we hear bells go off every time someone mentions it), non sequiturs occur (a mime tries to spell out a ransom note, and Officer Nordberg guesses "Theme From a Summer Place") and sight gags abound (while looking for a corpse, someone wants to know the time and the dead man's hand drops out of a tree). Written by
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In 1994, Leslie Nielsen (Frank Drebin) appeared in the popular British Saturday night entertainment show "Noel's House Party". Which at the end of the show, Nielsen and host Noel Edmonds parodied the famous closing credits from "Police Squad!" during the closing credits, which Nielsen and Edmonds faked a freeze frame, which the cast did in the closing credits of each episode. See more
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The closing credits of each episode would be shown with the cast pretending to "freeze frame" as the credits roll - but coffee being poured would overflow a cup onto a character's shoes, or Norberg would enter the scene not knowing to stand still. See more
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