LAPD: Dragnet - In the 1950s, actor Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe "Just the Facts" Friday showcased
the LAPD homicide department on the police drama
Over the years, his partners were Barton
Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Barney Phillips as Sergeant Ed Jacobs; Ben
Alexander as Officer Frank Smith; and Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon. The
series remake L.A. DRAGNET/ABC/2003-04 starred
Ed O'Neill as Joe Friday.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. Only the
names have been changed to protect the innocent."
[George Fenneman as Narrator]
"This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I work here... I'm a cop."
[Voice of Jack Webb]
[Revised opening] "This is the city. Los Angeles, California. I work here. I
carry a badge. My name's Friday..."
Following this opening, Joe gave details of the episode. "It was Thursday,
February 9. It was rainy in Los Angeles. We were working homicide... (etc.)"
At the conclusion of the show announcer George Fenneman closed the show
saying "The story you have just seen is true. The names have been changed to
protect the innocent."
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