Reno 911!: Season 1 (2003)


Season 1
Reno 911!

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Critic Ratings: 9


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Air date: Jul 23, 2003
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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.


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 (9) | Top Critics (2)

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…

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…

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…

Of course, timing is everything in comedy. And Reno 911! - a faux reality show - came along at a particularly good time.

Jul 2, 2018 | 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…

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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