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 by Joe Dante[1]
Written by Tino Insana[1]
Robert Wuhl[1]
Original air date July 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

Episode chronology
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"Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood)"
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Police Squad! episodes

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.

Plot[edit]

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 is 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.

References[edit]

  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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