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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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.
If you're a fan of those Naked Gun or Airplane movies, you'll want to check out Police Squad!
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.
Leslie Nielsen stars as a detective who remains oblivious while sight gags ricochet around him-some aimlessly, some dead-on.
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.
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