Can you tell the difference between Joe Friday and Bill Gannon?

How well do you know the Dragnet duo?

 

In the 1960s Dragnet revival, Joe Friday and Bill Gannon were perfect partners. They had each other’s backs no matter what the circumstances and they always strived to protect and serve the people of Los Angeles.

This doesn’t mean it was all work and no play. One of them took life less seriously than the other. He would bring up some new fad or read the days horoscopes to the bemusement of his partner.

But which character was which? You tell us!

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  1. Which character was played by the man who created the show?
  2. Who had a wife and kids?
  3. Who was the comic relief?
  4. Who had badge number 714?
  5. Who held the rank of Sergeant?
  6. Who had a secret BBQ sauce recipe?
  7. Who narrated the beginning of each episode?
  8. Who used a fishing tackle box as a lunch box?
  9. Who was a heavy smoker?
  10. Who had a favorite sandwich made with peanut butter, garlic and cream cheese?
  11. Who gave long speeches about the moral of the episode (most of the time)?
  12. Who wore practically the same suit in almost every episode?

Can you tell the difference between Joe Friday and Bill Gannon?

Your Result...

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109 Comments

Adamtwelvia 5 months ago
One other difference between them- Harry Morgan can sing. Jack Webb...not so much.
Adamtwelvia 5 months ago
12 out of 12! How about that!
Loved Bill and Joe's partnership. You could tell they were best friends outside of work.
jackbennyfan 10 months ago
I missed #5. That's very good considering I haven't watched the show in years.
Dario 29 months ago
11 out of 12. Got the last question wrong. 😁😁😁😁😁
beaver1 30 months ago
12/12 wow!!! Wish this show would air at a more practical time rather than 5:30 am PST
Adamtwelvia beaver1 5 months ago
I try to DVR it every night.
Tammy 35 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
TonyKuchta 35 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
EllisClevenger 38 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
rsnyder3 43 months ago
Still love watching the show. A lot of issues on show are still relevant to todays problems
Muleskinner 46 months ago
12/12. I made Sgt Joe Friday proud. Dum-Dee-dum-dum.
Lacey 46 months ago
12/12 Come on guys, you are not even trying.
Tony 46 months ago
I wish there is a way to watch dragnet do this AB
cajuntractor 48 months ago
Jack Webb had an awesome sense of humor, look up the Clapper Caper Tonite Show skit with Johnny Carson
MichaelGoeres cajuntractor 35 months ago
That is an awesomely hilarious skit!
cajuntractor 48 months ago
12/12. Seen every Dragnet episode, both black and white and color at least 3 times, some 6 or 7 times.
EllisClevenger 48 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
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