Reno 911!: Season 1 (2003)

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Break out the short shorts for Reno 911! -- an anarchically hilarious ride-along with TV's most inept police force.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 21

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Air date: Jul 23, 2003

Cases include the discovery of a cache of pot in a car trunk and a mime who's disturbing the peace in front of a store. Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and Thomas Lennon star.

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Air date: Jul 30, 2003

The deputies try to round up all the fireworks in town after the mayor's son has an accident.

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Air date: Aug 6, 2003

The deputies participate in a scavenger hunt in order to win tickets to an execution.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2003

Clementine (Wendi McLendon-Covey) discovers she is pregnant after the deputies undergo drug testing. Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2003

Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) is suspended after he punches Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) for making a racially offensive remark.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2003

The FBI arrives in Reno to investigate a homicide.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2003

Wiegel (Kerri Kenney) likes the attention she is receiving while she's being guarded under a suicide watch. Thomas Lennon, Wendi McLendon-Covey.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2003

Clementine's crass boyfriend proposes to her at the station.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2003

Garcia and the gang celebrate his 15-year anniversary on the force with a field trip to a strip joint.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2003

Dep. Garcia decides to use the Department's monetary gift to help a prostitute start a new life.

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The officers that comprise the Wahoe County Sheriff's Department are followed by cameras, mockumentary style, revealing their gross incompetencies and overall lack of professional behavior.

Cast

Thomas Lennon
as Lt. Jim Dangle
Wendi McLendon-Covey
as Dep. Clementine Johnson
Kerri Kenney
as Dep. Trudy Wiegel
Carlos Alazraqui
as Dep. James Garcia
Niecy Nash
as Dep. Raineesha Williams
Cedric Yarbrough
as Dep. S. Jones
Robert Ben Garant
as Dep. Travis Junior
Ian Roberts
as Sgt. Jack Declan
Joe Lo Truglio
as Dep. Franky Rizzo
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Critic Reviews for Reno 911! Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

For all the great flashes of improvisation from this fine comic team, there's an overall feeling of weariness to the effort, of perspiration rather than inspiration.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The result: extreme silliness but more than enough laughs to make the half-hour investment worthwhile.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

The wit in Reno 911! is not in the Mad magazine plots but in the sustained deadpan mockery of Fox's long-running Cops and other shows that follow police officers as they respond to calls from trailer parks, apartment buildings and strip malls.

Jul 23, 2003 | Full Review…

As this series has evolved, its format has proven remarkably expansive and emotionally rich, using parodic elements to explore these characters and place them precisely in a social environment.

Sep 5, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's not merely the idea that makes "Reno 911" so damn funny. It's the characters and the writing.

Mar 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

When it hits its high marks it does raise belly laughs, providing that you allow yourself to be sucked in to this over-the-top world of freaks and larger-than-life characters.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The tone: deadpan with burps of sheer nuttiness.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show is difficult to describe because what carries it is not the specific jokes, but the charisma and reactivity of the actors, who play off each other with so much zeal it's impossible not to fall in love with them.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

So aggressive is RENO 911!'s low-budget affect that Cops looks positively polished by comparison... Here, jokes fall into dead space or turn bizarre, and characters are mostly conventional types.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This brand of humor can be an acquired taste, but fans with a tolerance for out-there buffoonery will want to make the trip to Reno.

It's hilarious stuff for grown-up viewers who prefer their satire droll and dark, but it's not meant for kids.

Jul 23, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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