Six years after he was negligently fired, the ZAZ team brought Frank Drebin back to the pulse, on the big screen, in “The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” This time, they have a major studio enthusiastically promoting their efforts, which, shockingly, have made a huge difference. This modest-budget film was a huge hit with critics and audiences, grossing $79 million at the US box office, more than enough to justify the continued adventures of the unruly policeman. greatest talent in the history of film or television.
While all three of the “Naked Gun” movies were hugely enjoyable, there was a sense of diminishing returns by the time they got to 1994’s “The Final Insult.” David Zucker is the only member of the trio still in business. actively working on the series and under his guidance the aesthetic has shifted from frank forgery to too much comedy. Nielsen’s killer downtime has given way to the most widespread, though effective, but not nearly as comical as his first iteration with Drebin.
There is a similar purity to “Police Squad!” like a half-hour series, but it’s likely that the program will eventually evolve the same way. The premise is brilliant in the short term, but as limited as a full-length sitcom. ZAZ understands this as they firmly deny any involvement with “Airplane II: The Sequel”. However, if the series goes on, they could revolve around spoofing modern police dramas like “Hill Street Blues”. A stone-faced cop like Drebin would be completely lost in this nuanced world of flawed characters. There is potential here for something special. Unfortunately, Leslie Nielsen didn’t have long to make it.
https://www.slashfilm.com/946879/tv-interrupted-police-squad-was-the-definitive-parody-of-police-procedurals-and-could-be-again/ Posse! Is the definitive parody of police procedures, and is repeatable