The 'Dragnet' Quiz
by Staff
"Dragnet" is the police show that just won't die, returning every decade to find a new generation of fans. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of "just the facts" of "Dragnet"!

True or false: "Dragnet" started as a radio program.

  • true
  • false

What year did "Dragnet" premiere on TV?

  • 1951
  • 1955
  • 1959

Where was the show set?

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • New York

True or false: Joe Friday often stated that he wanted "just the facts, ma'am."

  • true
  • false

What was Joe Friday's badge number?

  • 714
  • 919
  • 911

True or false: The Los Angeles Police Department retired badge number 714 when Jack Webb died.

  • true
  • false

Who played Officer Frank Smith on the show?

  • Harry Morgan
  • Ben Alexander
  • Jack Webb

What year did "Dragnet" return to TV, in color this time?

  • 1963
  • 1967
  • 1971

How many seasons did "Dragnet 1967" run?

  • three
  • four
  • five

What drug was the focus of the pilot episode of "Dragnet 1967"?

  • LSD
  • marijuana
  • cocaine

Who was Friday's partner in the 1967 incarnation of the show?

  • Bill Smith
  • Bill Gannon
  • Frank Gannon

What is Officer Paul Culver accused of doing in the episode "The Interrogation"?

  • murder
  • rape
  • robbery

Where is Friday involved in a shooting during "The Shooting Board" episode?

  • restaurant
  • gas station
  • laundromat

What pyramid scheme is Bonnie Bates involved in during the season two episode "The Pyramid Swindle"?

  • Dollar-Club
  • Dollar-Wise
  • Dollar-Tree

What is "The Big Problem" in the season two finale?

  • drugs
  • violence
  • racial profiling

Why is Howard Culver shot in the show's finale?

  • having an affair
  • throwing wine
  • stealing money

Who had a cameo as a new police recruit in a 1968 episode?

  • O.J. Simpson
  • Johnny Unitas
  • Muhammad Ali

What year was the "Dragnet" movie released?

  • 1977
  • 1982
  • 1987

Who played Joe Friday in the 1987 flick?

  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Tom Arnold
  • Tom Hanks

Who is Friday's partner in the 1987 film?

  • Pop Starbuck
  • Pep Streebek
  • Pup Storefront

What cult do Friday and Streebek tangle with in the film?

  • Scientology
  • Heaven's Gate

What year did the third "Dragnet" incarnation hit TV screens?

  • 1989
  • 1999
  • 2009

True or false: Joe Friday was not present in the 1989 version of the series.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Joe Friday returned for the 2003 version of "Dragnet."

  • true
  • false

How long did the 2003 version of "Dragnet" last?

  • one season
  • two seasons
  • three seasons

Who played Detective Frank Smith in the 2003 version of the show?

  • Ethan Embry
  • Johnny Depp
  • Brendan Fraser

Which of these shows was a "Dragnet" spinoff?

  • "Barnaby Jones"
  • "Adam-12"
  • "Matlock"

Which "Dragnet" characters are the stars of "Adam-12"?

  • Mallory and Franklin
  • Malloy and Reed
  • Gannon and Friday

How many Emmy awards did "Dragnet" win over its many incarnations?

  • none
  • three
  • five

What sitcom featured a nod to "Dragnet" in a 1995 episode?

  • "Married With Children"
  • "The Simpsons"
  • "Ally McBeal"