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|
|Directed by||Joe Dante|
|Written by||Tino Insana|
|Original air date||July 8, 1982|
"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.
- 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.
- "Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) at Tv.com". Cast and Crew. Retrieved August 30, 2008.
- "Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) at the TVIV". Retrieved August 30, 2008.
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