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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rsnyder3 1 month ago
Still love watching the show. A lot of issues on show are still relevant to todays problems
Muleskinner 4 months ago
12/12. I made Sgt Joe Friday proud. Dum-Dee-dum-dum.
Lacey 4 months ago
12/12 Come on guys, you are not even trying.
Tony 4 months ago
I wish there is a way to watch dragnet do this AB
cajuntractor 6 months ago
Jack Webb had an awesome sense of humor, look up the Clapper Caper Tonite Show skit with Johnny Carson
cajuntractor 6 months ago
12/12. Seen every Dragnet episode, both black and white and color at least 3 times, some 6 or 7 times.
EllisClevenger 6 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
Yannick9192 6 months ago
12 of 12 been up at 500am since "stay at home" was put in place
Cowgirl 6 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
Good work. You made Sgt. Friday proud.
I haven't seen the show in ages but still remember a lot of it.
In an interview many years later, Harry Morgan said that doing MASH was a lot more fun than Dragnet.
booster 6 months ago
12/12 I really like that show.
Geronimo 6 months ago
Not bad for someone who barely watched this show
10/12
mememememe66 6 months ago
12/12 maybe watched 3 episodes.
“ Just the facts maa’m!”
GregLemieux 6 months ago
12/12 I used to watch the show a lot.
Lantern 6 months ago
It was the same on the Dragnet radio program (which can be heard on the satellite channel). Friday's partners (there were more than one) was the one who talk about other things (stuff his wife and/or kids did).
Dario 6 months ago
11 out of 12; I missed the last question. 😁😁😁😁😁
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