Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dragnet 1970 episode 22 D.H.Q. Night School

Finished watching the final season of Dragnet the other day.  I know it's fun to put the show down as "square" because, well, it IS really square, but it's a good show.  Certainly it has it's own view point, but it's not nearly as one dimensional as some people would point out.  I mean, it's a show about cops busting bad guys, no one should think it's really going to be that sympathetic to law breakers.

So this episode Joe is going back to school so he can get his masters degree.  He's in a "sensitivity" class where none of the other members know what each other does.
Of course the drug use comes up and there's some decent discussion.  Joe eventually busts a classmate for possession with intent to sell (the idiot left it out for everyone to see, why do you think they call it dope?).  Joe gets called on the carpet by the professor who thinks he's a narc.    Then there's some stirring speeches and so forth.

What I found interesting was the use of the word "peeps".  It's used exactly the same way it's used in current slang now.  As in short for "people" and not the disgusting candy.  That was pretty funny to me.  Everything old is new again, right?  Betcha if there was a fifth season Joe would have said "My bad" at some point.

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