Saturday, March 1, 2014

B. O. D. DR-27 or Technical Difficulties


Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Grant Williams as Father Barnes
Len Wayland as Captain Stanley
Vic Perrin as John Franklin
Nydia Westman as Mrs. Morrison
David Bond as Henry
Roy Glenn as Mr. Farrell
Timothy Donnelly as Mr. Morris
Robert Carricart, Jr. as Mr. Diedrich
Ed Deemer as Sergeant Jim Slagle
Judd Laurance as Male Hippie
Pamela McMyler as Female Hippie
Susan Seaforth as Policewoman Olson
Rhoda Williams as Mrs. Maynard
Charles Brewer as Officer Iddings
Pilar Del Rey as Mrs. Alvarez

Additional Cast

Additional Notes

Art Direction - John E. Chilberg, II
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee

Written by James Doherty

Aired 23 January 1969

Glad you tuned in,
Suzy Dragnet


  1. Suzy, no commentary this week? That's the best part of these episode examinations. The pics are great but we (and I'm pretty sure I speak for all of the Dragnet observers) like your witty, and always astute observations. Concerning this show, instead of Joe and Bill going out, it's like they brought all of the familiar characters inside! I noticed that the female officer is the same actress from a few episodes back that wanted to quit the academy. But I checked and she is not portraying that character. For some reason I just assumed it would be the same character. I hope you are feeling OK. There is a lot of colds and flu going around. Kenny P

    1. Hi KennyP,

      Thank you. I wrote two commentaries, and blogger "ate" both of them. Sunday came, and I decided just to leave it alone. You guys can probably guess everything I'm going to say, anyway. Haha.

      Susan Seaforth's return reminds me of other instances in which the actor did play the same character- Perhaps most notably, Officer Dave and Policewoman Dorothy Miller.

      See you soon,
      Suzy Dragnet

  2. Suzy - Hope your blogmaster doesn't yank your chain this week. Nazi nut job Don Dubbins returns as a dog trainer on the side of the law! Pre medical marijuana days, groundbreaking duty for grass sniffing dogs. Film at 11. Kenny

  3. I just "discovered" your site (it was always there, except I did know about it. Ain't that right Chris Columbus!)
    Anyway I provided a link from the Dragnet FB page ( to yours. Hopefully you'll see more posting. I have already taken the liberty of "borrowing" some photos to re-enforce some querries.

    1. Haha! Wow, thank you.

      Yes, I think anyone should be allowed to use the images. They aren't exactly mine. ;)

      I have been at this project for 1.5 years and it's been wonderful. I have learned so much and I'm terribly grateful for all the assistance and support from Dragnet fans.

      Suzy Dragnet

  4. A guy pulls a gun on himself, gives it to Joe, and continues a dialogue without fifteen burly cops ringing themselves around him? Wh---at?

  5. 47 years in So. Cal and I have never heard of a tidal wave being a threat.