Police Squad! (1982)
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Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) 

A judge is blown up as a session starts. Frank's investigation soon leads to a man who was convicted by him in the past.


Paul Krasny




Episode complete credited cast:
Leslie Nielsen ... Det. Frank Drebin
Alan North ... Capt. Ed Hocken
Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton ... Abraham Lincoln (credit only)
William Shatner ... Poisoned Man
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Mr. Olson
William Duell William Duell ... Johnny
Peter Lupus ... Norberg
Joyce Brothers ... Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)
Spencer Milligan ... Eddie (as Spence Milligan)
Bonnie Campbell-Britton Bonnie Campbell-Britton ... Lana (as Bonnie Campbell Britton)
Kate O'Sullivan Kate O'Sullivan ... Mimi (as K.T. O'Sullivan)


A judge is blown up as a session starts. Frank's investigation soon leads to a man who was convicted by him in the past.

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Comedy | Crime


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25 March 1982 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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When Frank is executing the long phone cable gag, the shadow of the person holding and carrying the other end of the cable to give the illusion of length, can be seen. See more »


Det. Frank Drebin: Do you know where Eddie is right now?
Lana: [close to tears] You might try the Club Flamingo. He hangs out there with some chorus, girl. A floozy named Mimi Du Jour.
Ed Hocken: [taking notes] Du Jour? Is she French?
Lana: That's just her stage name. Her real name is Mimi Coffee.
Ed Hocken: Coffee?
Lana: No, thank you.
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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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is this some kind of bust..
27 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Police Squad

David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker. If listening to these name of the creators light up your face, then, you have lived. After finding this treasure of gold, that I do treasure, as an avid comedy viewer and lover, you can fathom my reaction to their projects. And it is not that they are shooting left and right, but there is a linearity in the process that is much more neat and clear to follow, unlike any other parodies. They draw most of the laughs from using the background and physical sequences, played behind it. The writers and directors should learn how to use the frame, the room, completely and never taking the screen for granted, like they do. It is the reason why their material is hefty and often crowded with gags aplenty on the screen.

And they craft it through pinning down the mundane, the obvious things that you cannot miss by. Just like every comedy classics, it has montage sequences like a car being parked incorrectly, a kid taught double entendres by a horrible teacher, the way they end the show claiming it to be an epilogue, the lift in the building where the jibber jabber is mocked by framing unexpected things in the background, the door that is always transparent, the informant who can answer any question and the montage of him fake driving with a silly sidekick or add up in the car.

Plus, all the on screen written material- the trump card or a flyer or a headline- is always off the charts. You cannot point finger to this world for being racist or sexist, which is not to mention, it lives and breathes for, their mocking of all of it, even sincerity, begs the question whether it is the Police Squad! or this world or you, who doesn't fit in here- it is them, yes (maybe, I should watch less of these).

Revenge And Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)

Although the gags are getting repetitive and the jokes aren't that crowded and often comes at a much more expensive note (like the coffee sketch of the interrogation one) than it usually does, the humor is still out there for you to grab the laughs.

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