Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)

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"Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)"
Police Squad! episode
Episode no.Season 1
Episode 6
Directed byJoe Dante[1]
Written byTino Insana[1]
Robert Wuhl[1]
Original air dateJuly 8, 1982 (1982-July-08)[2]
Guest appearance(s)

William Conrad (special guest star)
Dick Clark as himself
Dick Miller as Vic
Claudette Nevins as Veronica Rivers
Wayne Winton as Don
Jerry Lane as Willu

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"Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)" is the sixth and final episode of the short-lived TV series Police Squad!. The episode was directed by Joe Dante and written by Tino Insana and Robert Wuhl. As usual, the episode was produced by Robert K. Weiss.


A struggling comedian owes money to the owner of a nightclub. When his body is discovered at the bottom of a cliff in a car crash, all the clues point to suicide. It's later discovered that the comedian was also a police informant on a drug ring he infiltrated at his nightclub. Frank steps in and takes the place of the deceased at the nightclub in order to gather more clues.

Recurring jokes[edit]

  • Tonight's special guest star: William Conrad, who (like Lorne Greene in the first episode) is thrown out of a moving car with a knife in his chest.
  • Next week's experiment: Why cows look forward to giving milk.
  • Johnny's next customer: Dick Clark, who initially wants help understanding a new type of music (ska) before asking for some "secret formula youth cream".
  • Freeze frame gag: The office falls apart around Frank and Ed.


  1. ^ a b c "Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) at Tv.com". Cast and Crew. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
  2. ^ "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) at the TVIV". Retrieved August 30, 2008.

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