Episodes 1-6
:: 1 A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise)
:: 2 Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment)
:: 3 The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)
:: 4 Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi)
:: 5 Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)
:: 6 Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)
3 The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand), 18-Mar-1982
The daughter of a wealthy business man is kidnapped on her 18th birthday and Police Squad swings into action. The main suspect of their investigation is the girl's boyfriend. When Frank and Ed listen to a recording of the kidnapper's demands, they hear the distinct sound of a tuba in the background, though it could also be a ship's horn. They search for a tuba store. When they do track down and find the kidnapper, the criminal fights back.
notes:
  • In the opening credits, Robert Goulet is executed by a firing squad. Act Two: Ball III
  • Ted Olsen's Experiment: Demonstrating gravity, by dropping a bowling ball and a tied-up Dr. Shanebaum at the same time.
  • Next Week's Experiment: "Ten things you can do with a carrot."
  • Johnny's Next Customer: Tommy LaSorda wanting to know about making changes to the Dodgers pitching staff.
  • Elevator Gag: An opera singer enters and gets off onto an opera stage - flowers come flying into the elevator.
  • Robert Goulet would later portray villain Quentin Hapsburg in Naked Gun 2 : The Smell of Fear.
  • This is the first appearance of Peter Lupus as Nordberg, who will continue to appear in the remaining episodes of the series.
 
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