"This is the city-- Los Angles, California.
It's a magnet that seems to attract the young.
Outdoor restaurants along Sunset Boulevard all cater to would-be movie stars of the future at one time or another. Los Angeles is also the center of the pop music world.
Thousands of youngsters come out here with guitars in hand to try to crack the shell of success.
It's also a city in which to bury one's identity. Teenage runaways from all over the country end up here, on the Sunset Strip. A life free from parents, schools, responsibility. The hippie life.
A world of psychedelic posters and faddish outfits.
To the hippies, the rest of the world is square. They're young people looking to change the future.
Like others, sometimes they get a little overanxious, and when they do, I go to work. I carry a badge."
Alfie's. Red curb painted to read "Bus Zone."
Capitol Records building. So famous!
Paramount Recording Studios
There's that Senator McCarthy clip again:
See? Hippies sit to the side and Squares cross the street.
Here's our familiar establisher of Parker Center:
And our familiar establisher of Georgia Street:
JOE, TELL SUZY TO GET BACK ON TRACK
THIS IS DRAGNET BLOG, NOT ALKA-SELTZER BLOG
HOLD THE PHONE
Well, okay. Speedy Zapata (cool) cancels out Virginia Vincent (annoying).
Joe and Bill relay some typical abandoned-baby facts.
Glad you can safe drop them nowadays. Still, what a way to start a life.
SOMEBODY PLEASE GET ME OUT OF THIS FUCKING TRASH CAN
DAMN IT ALL
It seems as if this may be the first time we've been to a hospital that wasn't Central Receiving.
Oh! And Dr. Stacy Harris is running the show.
VIRGINIA VINCENT YOU ARE SO ANNOYING
But her set is nice - check out that brown fridge! She's got some nice plastic flowers on the table and those tall, striped chairs are back. Great chairs.
This lady is in very hep paisley dress and I have a cardigan like that…
She used to live in Joe's apartment house, but I guess she broke off with Mister Kettledrum Man and lives here, now.
Her kid is a jerk!!
Next up - Fat Donna, playing innocent in a coral chenille housecoat.
Look - they also used the boat tapestry in her apartment:
BUT ADMITTEDLY THE BLUE LAMP IS THE BEST THING IN THERE
We'll go to Colonial Street at Universal, but not really.
This is a recycled shot of them walking from the exterior of Beaver Cleaver's house.
Then, we get recycled footage of chatting with the gardener outside Uncle Elwood's.
We will visit this Colonial Soda set twice, so everybody worked on it really hard and it looks great.
Blue and white striped wallpaper, gingham cafe curtains, red booths, red countertops, red naugahyde.
A sign touts the deliciousness of the menu offerings, while an oppressive one at the back hangs above the jukebox - NO DANCING ALLOWED. What is this, Footloose?
Heather Menzies is back again. Yellow is totally her color. Great hair styling, as well.
Here's the (recycled, of course) footage of driving by the William Mulholland Memorial Fountain.
(I'm so glad I know what that is, now!)
Here's an excruciatingly easy soundstage set for Peggy Webber -
Topiary, doorbell, door, porch light, house numbers, a single table, a single table lamp.
That is seriously minimal, you guys! Loving it!
Oh yeah, Sissy Tucker is said to be in hospital with Hong Kong Flu.
What on earth is that? Well, it was a two-year-long pandemic.
Let's check in with Don Ross, formerly of Latent Prints, to figure out where this so-called baby blanket came from.
SORRY GUYS, JUST HANGING OUT IN MY LAB
We've seen this pan many times - here it is married together.
The Fairlane is traveling from right to the left.
Now, Jack Sheldon is running a cleaner's. They put a fair amount of energy into his set as well.
The advertising posters are especially nice, what we can see of them.
Lovable Dragnet scamp Jack Sheldon!
I AM LOVABLE AND ALSO A SCAMP
At last! A fresher driving sequence. Check out the rotating '76 station ball - they were almost all gone when I was growing up in the eighties & nineties. Boing Boing has observed their passing.
How's this for a twist?
Back at the Colonial Soda Shop set, but it turns out that the red picnic table in the back room was actually red and white striped.
Dammit Mickey Sholdar! I thought you got sent to Hotel California!
WELL I DID BUT THEY LET ME OUT SO I COULD FINK ON FAT DONNA'S EX- BOYFRIEND
WELL IT'S A GOOD THING YOU DID
WE HAVE A HAMMER OF JUSTICE WAITING FOR HER
Banana splits fit for a king - just 45c.
YES SUNDAES ARE FANTASTIC
Donna Halpern's apartment always caught my eye - not so much because of the bowl of plastic fruit, but because that amazing blue and white glass pendant lamp. That is the most exciting thing in her set.
GREAT find by John McCarthy and/or Sturtevant.
Seriously everything else in her set (except the blue broadloom) is totally lackluster.
I DON'T WANNA GO TO THE LOONEY BIN AND LEAVE BEHIND MY COOL LAMP
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR COOL WALL ART AND DRUM LAMP SHADES AS WELL
DAMN IT ALL
Here's some more hospital footage:
Whelp, that about wraps 'er up.
I REGRET NOTHING
Donna A. Halpern
Now serving her term in the
California Institution for Women,
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Michele Grumet as Donna Halpern
Virginia Vincent as Sylvia Crystal
Peggy Webber as Mrs. Mary Tucker
Jack Sheldon as Ted Patterson
Mickey Sholdar as Paul Sutherland
Heather Menzies as Lisa Bogart
Speedy Zapata as Rudy Herrera
Stacy Harris as Dr. Robert Corley
Dee Carroll as Diane Conway
Don Ross as Don Hale
______ as Hospital Nurse
______ as Abandoned Baby
Art Direction - John E. Chilberg, II
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee
Written by Burt Prelutsky
Aired 3 April 1969
It's not right what you're trying to make me do here,