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Dragnet Speech to Beaver
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Dragnet Speech to Beaver
Description: Joe Friday and Bill Gannon give Beaver Cleaver the "Dragnet" drug speech, in a send-up of a typical episode of the '60s version of the series...The show actually aired in two different decades, first from 1951-59, with Jack "Joe Friday" Webb partnered with rotund Ben Alexander, then, in a slightly updated version, from 1967-70, with Harry ("M.A.S.H.") Morgan as Friday's new partner.

The show's famous theme ("Dum-de-Dum-DUM"), cliches..."Just the facts, ma'am", "The story you have seen is true...", "I carry a badge...My name is Friday", as well as the signature low-key performances, can leave you either praising it as a TV 'cinema verite', or laughing your butt off, as High Camp...a fact not lost on Dan Ackroyd, who wrote and starred in a movie 'send-up' of the series.

Politically WAY right (long-haired liberals are always portrayed as drugged-out idiots, and the police are never wrong), the series reflected Jack Webb's conservative philosophy, and the fears of the largely middle-aged 'Establishment' over the volatile 1960s in America...
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Jack Webb

I love those old Jack Webb speeches. I didn't catch the show the first time but watched it in reruns. It always makes me wonder just how crazy were those 60's with all the druggies running around.

The one that comes to my mind the most is the episode where Friday goes to college and almost gets kicked out by the liberal professor for doing his duty as a police officer.

Got to love that matter of fact kind of tone he gave to everything.
17.12.2009 09:54 Offline Tim superherouniverse at yahoo.com http://superherouniverse.com

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