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 Posted:   Nov 12, 2022 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


The Naked Gun films were just theatrical continuations of this short-lived 1982 series. So short it didn't get half a season, it got half of half a season.

The theme music by Ira Newborn was kept for the films.

I've seen the films, but I've never seen the series before and I figured I should do that too while still fresh off the films, which also necessitates covering the scoring.

NOTE: has a wonky video player. You must wait for the page to fully load, then click on the episode in the list to make the correct episode player, regardless of the link you use. Otherwise the video player will just load the first episode in the list. And if the page doesn't load fully, it will also fail to play or play the wrong episode. pages tend to load slowly, so be patient.

Attention readers: I have been implementing a system that is nothing more than a note to myself; for cues that I want to include in a suite one day, for now on I will denote them with ^ symbol. It has no special meaning to anyone else but myself. No, the lack of an up arrow symbol doesn't mean the cue is bad (it just may have too much SFX or FX for suite use or just isn't worth my time to edit and include). Hence forth this system will be in all future threads and pre-exiting threads that I go back to for missed episodes. Anything in ( ) are just notes to the arrow and you need not bother with that. The system does not mean that I will make a suite or that one has been made, it's simply for my own reference if and when I do decide to.

"The Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)"

  • 0:53 in.^
  • 2:07 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^(2:49)
  • 7:20 in.^
  • 9:03 in.^
  • 15:17 in.^(open)
  • 18:07 in.^
  • 21:56/23:50 in. The short second cue would make a good closer to the first cue.^

    An okay episode. It has the jokes and same feel as the films, but not as many good jokes and a lot of mediocre ones. A couple of scenes from this episode were re-done for the films. The highlight was perhaps the wig reveals.

    (NtM: 24:57 in -- composer credit)

    "Do you know what it's like to be married to a wonderful man for fourteen years?"
    Frank Drebin: "No, I can't say that I do."

     Posted:   Nov 12, 2022 - 1:34 PM   
     By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

    "Do you know what it's like to be married to a wonderful man for fourteen years?"
    Frank Drebin: "No, I can't say that I do."

    I did live with a guy once, though, but that was just for a couple of years. Usual slurs, rumours, innuendos - people didn't understand. Ran him outta town like a common pygmy.
    Sure, he was a physical education major but he had a mind! He could think, he wasn't all muscle, all body, all sinewy limbs.
    He got married, you know, later. Had three kids. Never cared for her, sent a nice gift, never got a note. I told him she was wrong.
    And that youngest boy, just like his father. Football hero.
    Lived with him for a year. It wasn't the same.

    You can't go back...

     Posted:   Nov 19, 2022 - 12:08 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment)"

  • 3:47 in.^(open)
  • 5:13 in.
  • 7:05/7:31 in.^
  • 9:43 in.
  • 19:45 in.^

    Another okay episode. I was expecting more from the show, with reviews saying it was unfairly cancelled too early.

    (Note to Me: 3:36, )

     Posted:   Nov 26, 2022 - 8:07 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    "The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)"

  • 3:52 in.^
  • 9:08 in.
  • 10:42 in.
  • 13:53 in.
  • 18:03 in.^
  • 20:06 in.^
  • 21:54 in. Jazz action music for about a minute and-a-half.^

    For the guys here: 16:51 in. You're welcome. Make sure you pay attention to every detail... ;-)

    (NtM: 13:44, 23:51)

     Posted:   Dec 10, 2022 - 7:47 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    I forgot to post an episode last Saturday, so here are two. Next Saturday: I finish the series.

    "Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)"

  • 0:57 in.^
  • 3:29 in.^
  • 5:41 in.
  • 6:48 in.^(closing)
  • 11:25 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 16:05 in.^
  • 21:13 in.^

    Stripper: "Is this some kind of bust?"
    Frank Drebin: "Yes, it's very impressive."
    (and yes, it is impressive; about 7:40 in)

    "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)"

  • 0:48 in.^
  • 2:09 in.
  • 5:52 in.
  • 7:09 in.
  • 10:26 in.^
  • 17:58 in.^
  • 22:04 in.^

    Even though the film just continue the series, the character Nordberg -- played by O.J. Simpson in the films -- is a white guy in the TV series.

     Posted:   Dec 17, 2022 - 9:38 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:

    "Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)" (final episode)'t+Laugh).mkv

  • 0:52 in.^(open)
  • 1:50 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 13:30 in.^
  • 17:32 in.^
  • 22:37 in.

    Second and final episode directed by Joe Dante. Right after these -- his first two television episodes of any series -- his film career really took off with bigger projects, though he still did TV afterwards and is still doing it to today, including the first episode of the prequel series "Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" (which had a film festival premiere months ago, but the actually release date of keeps getting pushed back and right now it stands at sometime 2023).

    This episode answers how Dick Clark managed look the same for so long.

    (NtM: 13:10)

    Six episodes. Normally I would tell you that's the end, but as you already know, it was followed by three films. And they kept the series composer.

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