Try to pass this test about the Dragnet episode ''The Big High''

The Sixties generational divide lies at the heart of this shocking episode.

Few television shows capture the generational divide of the late-1960s quite like Dragnet. The color reboot of the police procedural, which cast Harry Morgan as Bill Gannon alongside Jack Webb's Joe Friday, was at its heart a battle between the Greatest Generation and the Boomers. In hindsight, part of the pleasure of watching the series is seeing just how the tables have turned these days.

In just about every episode, Joe Friday delivers a soliloquy about the ills of modern society, "young people today," hippies' blatant disregard of norms, etc. The very first episode, "The LSD Story," warned about the dangers of psychedelics. Later that same year, Dragnet 1967 tackled marijuana in a similar episode titled "The Big High."

It's one of the most unforgettable episodes of Dragnet. So… how well do you remember it?


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  1. Why does Bill have all these condiments on his desk?
  2. When Bill talks about "vanilla ice cream" what is he talking about?
  3. In the opening, Joe Friday gives the slang term for this bag of marijuana. What is it called?
  4. According to Joe Friday, how much was a joint going for on the street in 1967?
  5. Who tells the police that Jean Shipley is using drugs?
  6. What is the name of the Shipley baby?
  7. This is Dorothy Miller. Who is she?
  8. What is Bill holding here?
  9. What does this button say?
  10. What is the nickname of this suspect?
  11. Which famous TV officer brings this guy into the station?
  12. What is Paul Shipley charged with in the end?

Try to pass this test about the Dragnet episode ''The Big High''

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Lillyrose 6 days ago
8 out of 12. All guesses. I haven't seen Dragnet in years. It is the best police show, though. But these days I just watch sitcoms like I Love Lucy.
eyegor 13 days ago
12 out of 12. It was a preachy episode.
grandpa5741 20 days ago
Ok I have to ask all you experts, the Gunsmoke Episodes in B/W are way better than the color ones right or is just me?
Pilaf 27 days ago
9 out of 12. LOVED Joe Friday's long- winded tirades against hippies, LSD, Marijuana, "flower power!"
Lillyrose Pilaf 6 days ago
Me, too.
Dajj 28 days ago
3/13—— ouch!! Now I am going to have to watch this episode!!
kimmer 1 month ago
9/12.....I love this show for the nostalgia....great seeing the old cars we drove in....half had no seat belts I remember being all over my dad's mustang...lol
Joe1954 1 month ago
If any cop show could be considered pure propaganda, Dragnet would be it!
Marshall_Kolchak 1 month ago
9/12 guess i'll put that in my pipe and smoke it...
MikeInFla 1 month ago
Would love for MeTV to show some of the old B&W episodes
BrentwoodJon MikeInFla 1 month ago
B&W TV is always better
10of12
Lillyrose BrentwoodJon 6 days ago
Especially I Love Lucy!
OldTVfanatic 1 month ago
Very grim ending to this particular episode. It drives my point that some people shouldn’t be parents.
Snickers 1 month ago
5 out of 12 my worst quiz ever.
Beatseeker 1 month ago
50 cents a joint?
cool!
BrentwoodJon Beatseeker 1 month ago
I spent a dollar for 4 joints in jr. high school 1969 but I think is was parsley
Yeah.....the "good ol' days", right?
CaptainDunsel 1 month ago
10/12
Missed on a couple of random pot shots.
MichaelSkaggs 1 month ago
I remember it to this very day. That's why when I hear the line at the beginning of the episode, "Bill looked like he had bought out a supermarket", I immediately turn off my TV. The ending is just too heartbreaking for me to watch, and I'm a male 61 year old military veteran.
Have to agree with you sir, the ending is very sad.
Kenner 1 month ago
Say, Mrs. Shipley is Wally Cleaver’s library GF from the episode ‘Untogetherness’ (Brenda Scott, that is).
wyo307pink Kenner 1 month ago
Good Eye ! 👍🏼❤️
Lillyrose Kenner 6 days ago
I didn't notice that. Leave it to Beaver is one of my favorite shows!
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