Try to pass this test about the Dragnet episode ''The Big High''

The Sixties generational divide lies at the heart of this shocking episode.

Few television shows capture the generational divide of the late-1960s quite like Dragnet. The color reboot of the police procedural, which cast Harry Morgan as Bill Gannon alongside Jack Webb's Joe Friday, was at its heart a battle between the Greatest Generation and the Boomers. In hindsight, part of the pleasure of watching the series is seeing just how the tables have turned these days.

In just about every episode, Joe Friday delivers a soliloquy about the ills of modern society, "young people today," hippies' blatant disregard of norms, etc. The very first episode, "The LSD Story," warned about the dangers of psychedelics. Later that same year, Dragnet 1967 tackled marijuana in a similar episode titled "The Big High."

It's one of the most unforgettable episodes of Dragnet. So… how well do you remember it?


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  1. Why does Bill have all these condiments on his desk?
  2. When Bill talks about "vanilla ice cream" what is he talking about?
  3. In the opening, Joe Friday gives the slang term for this bag of marijuana. What is it called?
  4. According to Joe Friday, how much was a joint going for on the street in 1967?
  5. Who tells the police that Jean Shipley is using drugs?
  6. What is the name of the Shipley baby?
  7. This is Dorothy Miller. Who is she?
  8. What is Bill holding here?
  9. What does this button say?
  10. What is the nickname of this suspect?
  11. Which famous TV officer brings this guy into the station?
  12. What is Paul Shipley charged with in the end?

Try to pass this test about the Dragnet episode ''The Big High''

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country46 2 months ago
got 12 for 12 first time for me on these quizzes
RedSamRackham 3 months ago
* Sad tragic episode indeed. When my wife & I became parents we stayed clean & sober! ☺
Coldnorth 3 months ago
I don’t even remember this episode. Did poor on the quiz. It’s sad that those drugs were around then and so many more added since then. Only got 5 right.
vinman63 3 months ago
2 out of 12 for my sentence I will have to endure Reefer Madness.
hippie22 4 months ago
12/12 even when I watched this as a kid I thought it was a little over the top! Tripping on the weed lol
Dario 5 months ago
Not bad, 9 out of 12! 😁😁😁😁😁
KathyMcKinny 5 months ago
The weed must have been HELLA STRONG back in the day for that to happen......totally not realistic at all.
Kiyone57 KathyMcKinny 3 months ago
Dragnet was based on actual cases. So, this actually happened.
Lillyrose 6 months ago
8 out of 12. All guesses. I haven't seen Dragnet in years. It is the best police show, though. But these days I just watch sitcoms like I Love Lucy.
eyegor 6 months ago
12 out of 12. It was a preachy episode.
grandpa5741 7 months ago
Ok I have to ask all you experts, the Gunsmoke Episodes in B/W are way better than the color ones right or is just me?
7 months ago
9 out of 12. LOVED Joe Friday's long- winded tirades against hippies, LSD, Marijuana, "flower power!"
Lillyrose Pilaf 6 months ago
Me, too.
Dajj 7 months ago
3/13—— ouch!! Now I am going to have to watch this episode!!
kimmer 7 months ago
9/12.....I love this show for the nostalgia....great seeing the old cars we drove in....half had no seat belts I remember being all over my dad's mustang...lol
Joe1954 7 months ago
If any cop show could be considered pure propaganda, Dragnet would be it!
Marshall_Kolchak 7 months ago
9/12 guess i'll put that in my pipe and smoke it...
MikeInFla 7 months ago
Would love for MeTV to show some of the old B&W episodes
BrentwoodJon MikeInFla 7 months ago
B&W TV is always better
10of12
Lillyrose BrentwoodJon 6 months ago
Especially I Love Lucy!
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