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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Yannick9192 2 days ago
12 of 12 been up at 500am since "stay at home" was put in place
Cowgirl 4 days 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 4 days ago
12/12 I really like that show.
Geronimo 4 days ago
Not bad for someone who barely watched this show
10/12
mememememe66 5 days ago
12/12 maybe watched 3 episodes.
“ Just the facts maa’m!”
GregLemieux 5 days ago
12/12 I used to watch the show a lot.
Lantern 5 days 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 days ago
11 out of 12; I missed the last question. 😁😁😁😁😁
WordsmithWorks 7 days ago
Went through this is less than a minute.
frenchman71 7 days ago
I got 11 out of 12. I forgot they both wore the same suit everyday.
Dario frenchman71 6 days ago
I missed that question, too.
lisaiggy 8 days ago
Got 10 out of 12 on Bill or joe.
Angela 8 days ago
12/12 and I didn't expect to get even one.
MikefromJersey 8 days ago
12 for 12. Webb was both a TV and radio genius. Producer, writer, director, actor, 50 years later
his TV shows are still running around the world.
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