Friday, December 12, 2014

The Student Sayings Of Joe Friday On Fridays From Los Angeles, California Case Seventy-Three

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

December XIIth, MMXIV

Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow

Dear Gordon:

A common misconception on the original "Dragnet" was that Jack Webb actually said "just the facts" or "just the facts ma'am/sir." This is not true at all. However, Ed O'Neill as Detective Joe Friday of the Los Angeles Police Department has a rather frazzled senior citizen come up to him whose grandson is missing. So the Sarge calms her down to focus so he can hear the pertinent aspects of the case when asking her for details.

"Just the facts ma'am."

This Seems Rather Factual & Matter Of Fact Joe,


Source: "Dragnet", C. American Broadcasting Company, Dick Wolf Productions.

1 comment:

  1. "The 'Just the facts, ma'am' phrase appears in the parody St. George and the Dragonet, a 1953 short audio satire by Stan Freberg." -- Wikipedia, "Dragnet"