A good detective needs more than a badge and gun to be effective, and no one knows that better than Police Squad's Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), whose best weapons are punny one-liners, slapstick pratfalls, and absurd non sequiturs.
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Critics Consensus: Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult can't help but be sporadically funny thanks to Leslie Nielsen's dependably solid work, but it's still a steep comedown from the original.
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy
Director: Peter Segal
Critics Consensus: Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear delivers a handful of moderate laughs, but overall, its strained antics pale in comparison to its gut-busting predecessor.
Critics Consensus: The Naked Gun is chock full of gags that are goofy, unapologetically crass, and ultimately hilarious.
Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban
Director: David Zucker
Police Squad! (TV Show, 1982 - 1982)
Synopsis: A nutty satire of police dramas from the creators of the 'Airplane!' films, with a nonstop barrage of sight gags, puns and silly jokes. The series didn't duplicate the success of those movies, but it did lead to the 'Naked Gun' features, with Leslie Nielsen still playing the deadpan Frank Drebin and surely becoming a cult favorite. And don't call him Shirley.
Number of Seasons: 0