Police Squad!: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Police Squad!: Season 1 (1982)



Critic Consensus: Wacky, inventive, and endlessly quotable, Police Squad! is a hysterically funny leap forward for TV comedy that was tragically ahead of its time.


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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.


Critic Reviews for Police Squad!: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Chock-full of bizarre cameos, quotable quips and enthusiastically bizarre humor, Police Squad! is a relic of a happier, sillier time. And this kind of humor just doesn't age, really.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're a fan of those Naked Gun or Airplane movies, you'll want to check out Police Squad!

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Though not a hit on the level of the Star Trek movie franchise, it's still the rare example of making something that failed on the small screen work on the big screen with many of the same actors and/or creative people.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Leslie Nielsen stars as a detective who remains oblivious while sight gags ricochet around him-some aimlessly, some dead-on.

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When Nielsen tells a pair of uniformed cops to run a suspect in, and they all line up in a three-point stance to wait for the starter pistol-well, as this sentence proves, that's the kind of joke that needs to be seen.

September 10, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Laugh until you're reduced to a dribbling puddle of helpless humanity.

September 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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