Bakersfield P.D.: Season 1 (1993 - 1994)


Season 1
Bakersfield P.D.

Critics Consensus

Bakersfield P.D. shakes up the buddy-cop formula with clever satire and a whimsical attitude, even if some of the jokes can be a bit suspect.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 14, 1993
2
Air date: Sep 21, 1993
3
Air date: Sep 28, 1993
4
Air date: Oct 5, 1993
5
Air date: Oct 12, 1993
6
Air date: Oct 19, 1993
7
Air date: Oct 26, 1993
8
Air date: Nov 2, 1993
9
Air date: Nov 9, 1993
10
Air date: Nov 16, 1993
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Cast

Ron Eldard
as Wade Preston
Giancarlo Esposito
as Paul Gigante
Chris Mulkey
as Denny Boyer
Tony Plana
as Luke Ramirez
Jack Hallett
as Aldo Stiles
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Critic Reviews for Bakersfield P.D. Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

Bakersfield isn't just a study in eccentricity; there are sight gags and hilarious slapstick moments.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

This show is reminiscent of "Barney Miller" with a '90s spin. It's not great but could grow on you.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

'Bakersfield P.D.'' is your classic candy/gum -- a little bit meta, a little bit straight-comedy -- but the racial humor and black hero are breakout stuff.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Bakersfield, P.D. is one of the few sitcoms whose jokes and dialogue about race carry an air of innocence and affection.

Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Bakerfield, P.D." injects breezy, wonderful fun into formulaic TV, giving buddy-cop cliches a refreshing dose of whimsy and satire.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Goofy in the nicest, most innocent way and including bits about cops kissing cops, "Bakersfield, P.D." is a pleasant surprise, though it will cause apoplexy among civic leaders and boosters of the California title town.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The sight gags don't earn many laughs. Director Dean Parisot and writer Levin are stronger in the personal touches than in the high jinks, though even the former don't add up to much. As it is so far, Bakersfield P.D. earns no stripes.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The spoof on cop shows is the most clever effort of its kind since Police Squad.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

There are lots of ethnic jokes, but not a lot of laughs.

Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"P.D." is a collection of unlikely circumstance involving unlikely characters. And, best of all, it's played with a straight face.

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