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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Air date: Mar 4, 1982
Air date: Mar 11, 1982
Air date: Mar 18, 1982
Air date: Mar 25, 1982
Air date: Jul 1, 1982
Air date: Jul 8, 1982

Tv Season Info


Leslie Nielsen
as Det. Frank Drebin
Alan North
as Capt. Ed Hocken
Ed Williams
as Ted Olson

Critic Reviews for Police Squad! Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

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

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Sep 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.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

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

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

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Police Squad! written and directed by this threesome (Jerry and David Zucker and Jim Abrahams), and it is every bit as wickedly funny as their movie.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

If you are the type who groans at a truly corny pun, then sends it in an e-mail to all of your friends, then the humor here may be right up your alley.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

An insane shift in the rules of comedy, fusing physical ingenuity with hilarious, highly original wordplay that leapts out and grabs you from behind the deadpan performances.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Of the many single season and done series that have littered the highway to TV glory, Police Squad! ranks as one of the greatest.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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