Can you ace this true or false quiz about Adam-12?

Proceed with caution on these 12 questions 10-4?

Premiering in September of 1968, Adam-12 portrayed the trials and tribulations of two LAPD officers making their rounds. Sometimes the adventures were funny, sometimes they were heart-wrenching. More often than not, they were a mix of both.

How well do you know this classic police drama? Test your knowledge of characters, production and trivia facts in this true or false quiz.

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  1. The name “Adam” is the first name of a main character on the show.
  2. Adam-12 takes place in the same universe as the 1960s Dragnet reboot.
  3. Actors Kent McCord and Martin Milner never actually drove a real car. All of the police cruiser shots were done in a studio with rear projection.
  4. The show was produced in collaboration with the LAPD to make it as realistic as possible.
  5. Adam-12 was Martin Milner’s first time working with creator Jack Webb.
  6. Officer Jim Reed (played by Kent McCord) had a wife and child, but Milner’s character, Officer Pete Malloy, never even had a girlfriend on the show.
  7. The voice of the dispatcher on the show was provided by a woman who worked as an actual emergency dispatcher.
  8. Officer Reed was supposed to be a recent police academy graduate in his early twenties but Kent McCord was actually in his thirties when the show started.
  9. Adam-12 was so accurate that some episodes were used as instructional material in some police academies.
  10. The same car, a blue Ford Maverick, appears somewhere in nearly every episode of the show.
  11. Both McCord and Milner’s sons acted in episodes of Adam-12.
  12. Officer Ed Wells, a friendly rival on the show, was played by Bing Crosby’s son, Gary.

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I live this show so much! It’s inspired me to become a cop! I’m 15, I got 10/12!!!
Vixensmom 2 months ago
12/12. I’ve got experience. I’m no fresh-faced recruit. You can say that again. I was already married when “Adam-12” debuted. (Sigh)
EmBee 4 months ago
They also did rear projection for some shots. Also, Malloy had several girlfriends over the run of the show, not just Judy at the end of the show.
JohnGibbons EmBee 3 months ago
Debatable- Malloy has a few dates but not really considered girlfriends.
TinaMarieHaddadRhodes 4 months ago
12/12 of course have loved Adam-12 from the original run... Showing my age...😂
BeverlyLayneBalesBanks 4 months ago
Yay 12 out of 12 but that just shows my age😬☺️
EllisClevenger 5 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
You've got experience. You're no fresh-faced academy recruit!
Missed #8.
ndebrabant 5 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
You've got experience. You're no fresh-faced academy recruit!
MikefromJersey 5 months ago
I may be wrong but I don't see that the Bonanza episode "Caution Easter Bunny Crossing" is slated to
be shown during the upcoming Easter week. You haven't lived till you have seen Hoss in a bunny costume
hopping around the Ponderosa, while battling crooks.
TheDavBow3 5 months ago
8/12 for me. Didn't watch the show very much.
Dario 5 months ago
A PERFECT 12!!!!! 👮👮👮👮👮 🚓🚓🚓🚓🚓 🚔🚔🚔🚔🚔 👌👌👌👌👌 😀😀😀😀😀
EllisClevenger Dario 5 months ago
Your first name must be ADAM.
Dario EllisClevenger 4 months ago
Nope! 😆 My late father was drafted into Argentina's Federal Police back in 1957(Argentina had a national draft system for multiple decades in which men 18-19 years of age were drafted either into the armed forces or the police forces. It was abolished in 1994), and after both of my parents left the Fatherland(Argentina 🇦🇷) in March of 1967 to move to America, my father watched most of TV's cop show like Adam-12. 😁😁😁😁😁
EmBee 6 months ago
I believe they used some of the scenes for training. The stories were based on actual situations. I took one to heart. In a case of mistaken Identity (the man was actually innocent) he was told to exit his vehicle and get down on the ground. I was exiting my place of work, not knowing the phone company had accidentally tripped the silent alarm, with some boxes and an Inglewood cop stuck his .38 up my nose and gave me a series of commands. I obeyed them all just like the guy on the show. The cop commended me for doing so once it was all sorted out.
janbrad 6 months ago
I grew up watching this great show remember watching Martin in Life with Father with William Powell
EllisClevenger janbrad 5 months ago
Also, try finding a video of 13 Ghosts (1960).
He was also in that.
wallycat346 6 months ago
I grew up watching Adam 12 and still have my lunch box with thermos! 12 out of 12
TVChel 6 months ago
Well! I better pay closer attention!
tigerlewis8 6 months ago
Love this show remember Martin on route 66. love martin Milner he was one of the boys in the movie life with father
Martin Milner also appeared in 13 Ghosts (1960). I strongly recommend it.
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