# Similar TV Shows Like Police Squad! (1982)
Released: 18 September 2004 (USA)
Runtime: 24 Min
Taglines: There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. Here are six.
Genres: Comedy | Crime
Writers: Eiichiro Oda
Actors: Tony Beck , Laurent Vernin , Mayumi Tanaka
Sight gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for the very successful Naked Gun film franchise.
Marginally a straight police drama in the Jack Webb/Quinn Martin school, Police Squad occurs in a strange universe where everything is taken literally (when a name rings a bell we hear bells go off every time someone mentions it), non sequiturs occur (a mime tries to spell out a ransom note, and Officer Nordberg guesses Theme From a Summer Place) and sight gags abound (while looking for a corpse, someone wants to know the time and the dead man’s hand drops out of a tree).