Saturday, April 13, 2013

Law and Order

A -  Twenty-Six TV Shows - Z

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American prime-time television. After The Simpsons, both Law & Order and Gunsmoke tied for the second longest-running scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters.

Set and filmed in New York City, the series follows a two-part approach: The first half hour is the investigation of a crime (usually murder) and apprehension of a suspect by New York City Police Department homicide detectives; the second half is the prosecution of the defendant by the New York County Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Plots are often based on real cases that recently made headlines, although the motivation for the crime and the perpetrator may be different.

Briscoe (Ode to Lennie Briscoe)
By Gregg Metcalf
(Rip off of The Theme to Bonanza)

He chased a dream, ‘forever it seems, Briscoe.
With a gun and a star, and a police car, chased bad guys. He got hold of a shield of gold, Briscoe
With his partner and a code, through the streets he rode, how lucky can a fellow be.

On the force he set a course, Briscoe is the name, lady luck smiled, the day he filed his claim.
Here in the city, among the gritty, Briscoe, if anyone breaks the law, he
faces off with him, Briscoe

Curtis and Mike and Joe like every bust he made, no one works, plays, or fights like him and no one’s afraid. There they work in the middle of New York.
With a gun and a star and a police car, chasing bad guys, He got hold of a shield of Gold, Briscoe

With a precinct of friends where law and order begins, how lucky can a fellow be?
Here in the city, among the gritty, Briscoe is the name if anyone breaks the law, he faces off with him, Briscoe

With the bravest bunch and loyal cops, they will pull out all of the stops
And he’s happier than them all
 That’s why he’s Briscoe... Briscoe... Briscoe...



I didn't see this in the UK but whilst living in Spain in the early 2000 my daughter -in - law had it on her TV,

In the last few years an British version has been shown.

Enjoy your week-end.

Josh said...

Wise-cracking New York cop one minute...animated talking candlestick the next. Jerry Orbach had a funny career...

Trisha F said...

I didn't know that blondie was in the show - she's one of my fave actresses that I haven't seen in much. hehe. I loved her in ANGEL.