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Dragnet Jack Webb “Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD” Great Speech

Sgt. Joe Friday delivering a great speech from the episode “The Big Prophet.” (1968)
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25 Responses to “Dragnet Jack Webb “Alcohol VS. Marijuana & LSD” Great Speech”

  1. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    I think I speak for anyone who just read your last post by saying: “WHAT?”

  2. Licmycat says:

    @felixjazzage Isn’t that funny. Superior acting people think we little ones are stupid. That’s good. It shows me you people’s Achilles’s heel. And I see why you evil aliens don’t like smoke. What it smells like to remind you of the hell you enter for doing wicked things. I’ll go away now so you don’t smell me again ’cause if I stayed I’d NEVER stop mentioning smoking to a dark one. You deserve what you get.

  3. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    I think anyone who thinks actors always use the products they endorse is rather naive. They’re actors: they’re paid to pretend on a regular basis, and, if they’re good actors, we don’t notice.

    As far as cigs go, I hate the smell of them, and the nasty chemistry set of toxic substances I can get from breathing in someone’s else’s smoke passively.

  4. Licmycat says:

    @felixjazzage You think it’s ok to lie? And what’s your prob with cigs?

  5. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    Well, yeah, I do have a problem with cigs: they’re incredibly unhealthy. But, I don’t know why you’re shocked that advertisers have actors claiming to use products that they don’t. That’s been common practice for decades. However, as I said, in Webb’s case, he really did smoke those Chesterfield’s–by the crate.

  6. Licmycat says:

    @felixjazzage I wasn’t talking about cigs in general. Do you have a prob with cigs?

  7. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    Well, cigarette advertisers sponsored probably a third of the programs on radio and early television back in the 1940s and 1950s. Cigarette advertising was endemic in magazines, and some of the most amusing/horrid from a modern standpoint are the ones that have actual doctors recommending certain brands of cigs for the throat. It just happened that Chesterfields (a once popular brand) paid for “Dragnet” and, oh brother, do Friday and friends smoke ‘em on the 1950s show.

  8. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    Well, cigarette advertisers sponsored probably a third of the programs on radio and early television back in the 1940s and 1950s. Cigarette advertising was endemic in magazines, and some of the most amusing/horrid from a modern standpoint are the ones that have actual doctors recommended certain brands of cigs for the throat. It just happened that Chesterfields (a once popular brand) paid for “Dragnet” and, oh brother, does Friday and friends smoke ‘em on the 1950s show.

  9. Licmycat says:

    @felixjazzage Pretty much where corruption and lies started to spread it around our country, heh? I remember when they started hiring stars to advertise products they used and then the ones who hated or didn’t touch their products advertised them with lies just to make the money. Remember? There was a big furor going on in the media ’bout that! O-man! DISHONEST people ADVERTISING snake-oil!

  10. felixjazzage says:

    Well, there you have it, kids. Lieutenant Joe Friday, L.A.P.D., says: “LSD is the BOMB.” This has greatly upset all of the meth distributors around the precinct.

  11. felixjazzage says:

    @Licmycat

    No, Webb sincerely believed everything he was saying. Frank Morgan, his co-star, said Webb would come up with his “Jesus talks” about social issues (since he had script control over the show), and everyone else on set would try not to roll their eyes. No one paid anyone off–unless it were Chesterfield cigarettes back in the 1950s version of the show, since everyone smoked them constantly on camera.

  12. jinxy72able says:

    This is why I hate dragnet!

  13. WildmanWoodie says:

    In Webb We Trust!

  14. chinary8 says:

    Heroin THEN LSD?A bit backwards there big guy.

  15. 1skullduggery says:

    i remember they did a LOT of ‘nodding’ of the head on this show. at the end of every scene the director must have said: “don’t forget to nod”…

  16. Licmycat says:

    He was paid to lie. He lied. They did very few ‘tests’ on marijuana and killed hardly anyone but it takes hundreds of deaths from the Pharmaceutical companies drug tests to get their new drugs banned. This is an act of terrorism from a licensed company. America’s ‘competition’ ethics is a lie. Your competing neighbor will kill u to make more money.

  17. hippoyell says:

    Great speech?

    That was the biggest load of brainwashed horse crap I’ve ever heard.

  18. ritter89 says:

    it’s impossible for me to imagine jack webb fucking or doing anything even remotely sexual in nature

  19. spacepatrolman says:

    @shawnquixote420 in more recent years they call pot the gateway drug but theres plenty of people that smoked their whole life or part of it that never did anything else pot smokers and dope addicts are differant types pot smokers are hippie intellectual types dope addicts are greasers a few states have pot legalised for a medical reason those smokers are just trying to allleviate pain and side effects of medication

  20. 1caninelover says:

    @gaBehcuoDsuoitneterP Funny! Gotta love the defense of alcohol speech “that jugement returns when you sober up”…no mention of anyone sobering up in jail being told they plowed over someone else on the road.

  21. gaBehcuoDsuoitneterP says:

    This episode of Dragnet brought to you by the Committee to Distribute Alcohol to Children

  22. TheMonkeybutler20 says:

    bill hicks would of had a field day with this.

  23. BansheeMilk says:

    Radioactive Goldfish!!

  24. morningmayan says:

    Well time has told he was wrong. I worked in high end rehabs in Malibu – 85% of people in rehab are addicted to ALCOHOL – not ONE pot “addict” and NOT one LSD “addict”ever came in to rehab while I worked there five years.

  25. SongSwan says:

    The ignorance not to mention hypocrisy is astounding

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