Monday, April 1, 2013

Adam - 12

A -  Twenty-Six TV Shows - Z

Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb, who is known for creating Dragnet, the series captured a typical day in the life of a police officer as realistically as possible. The show ran from September 21, 1968 through May 20, 1975, and helped introduce police procedures and jargon to the general public in the United States of America. 

One-Adam 12
by Gregg Metcalf

One-Adam 12, One Adam-12
see the man, 415 in progress
It's Code 3 as into this call you delve
Backup will assist you with this mess

Seven Seasons I followed Reed and Malloy
since crime never slept on the LA streets
One Adam 12 was always ready to deploy
bad guys ran to ground when they hit their beat

Jack Webb gave us insight into the lives of cops
and they served with valor and pride topnotch
but like all good things they often come to a stop
  Malloy and Reed at last came to the end of watch


Scott said...

Loved this show, along with the counterpart "Emergency." Great stuff when we were kids, though I admit I saw a lot of it in syndication.

Anonymous said...

Excellent Gregg, we didn't see the show here but it sounds good.
Great start to the challenge.


Arlee Bird said...

What a fun A to Z topic! Sometimes a change is good. I used to watch Adam 12 regularly at first. After about 1971 I didn't watch all that much TV.

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Maria Dunn said...

Hi Greg, I used to love this show. Brings back memories. Very cool idea. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living