But now my ZAZ collection is complete (if you don't own RUTHLESS PEOPLE already, you can get it for 6 bucks at most mall stores), and I must say that it was a whole lot of fun getting reunited with Frank Drebin's earlier and more obscure misadventures.
All the pratfalls, wordplays, slapsticks and absurdities that you'd expect from the ZAZ team are colorfully present and accounted for in POLICE SQUAD! -- although I will confess that the first NAKED GUN! movie is probably the pinnacle of Drebin's career.
Chock-full of bizarre cameos, quotable quips and enthusiastically bizarre humor (not all of which flies, but the batting average is still pretty impressive), POLICE SQUAD! is a relic of a happier, sillier time. And this kind of humor just doesn't age, really. When it's done right, anyway.
Three audio commentaries are included, two with Zucker, Abrahams, Zucker and producer Robert Weiss and a third with series writer Robert Wuhl. If you've ever heard the AIRPLANE! or TOP SECRET! chat-tracks, then you know what to expect from ZAZ & Weiss. Wuhl's track is a bit mellower, but informative enough for the fans to enjoy.
You'll also find a 5-minute gag reel, a 9-minute Leslie Nielsen interview, a silly 4-minute behind the freeze frames featurette, a pair of casting tests for actors Ed Williams and Alan North, a producers' photo gallery, a list of the series celebrity death shots, and some rather amusing production memo highlights from the show's original network run.