Great Detectives: Sgt. Joe Friday
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Not at the posted coordinates, though they might be good for parking. Final will be muggly at times.
(medium shot of the Omaha skyline)
FRIDAY: This is the city -- Omaha, Nebraska. I was working the night watch out of Parks and Recreation when a call came in about a new geocache. My partner’s Bill Gannon. My name’s Friday. I carry a badge.
(cut to medium two-shot of Friday and Gannon in their patrol vehicle)
GANNON: Say, Joe, you think any of those crazy geocachers will be out tonight?
FRIDAY: Yeah. And the hippies and the Frisbee golf crowd, too.
GANNON: I just hope we don’t have to collar any First-to-Finders.
FRIDAY: Yesterday was brutal … which kind of cache were those perpetrators after?
GANNON: A micro.
FRIDAY: That’s about the size of it.
(music) Dum-da-dum-dum. Dum-da-dum-dum-DAH!
(night shot of Friday interrogating perpetrator)
FIRST-TO-FINDER: You see, officer, my phone just lit up with new caches, and I guess I just couldn’t help myself...
FRIDAY: Just the facts, ma’am.
FIRST-TO-FINDER: I know it’s three o’clock in the morning, and I shouldn’t be canoeing down the Leahy Mall. Sorry.
FRIDAY: What is it you think you’re going to find on that little duck island in the middle of the water?
FIRST-TO-FINDER: A small Tupperware container. Or maybe a ceramic pig.
FRIDAY: Containing what?
FIRST-TO-FINDER: Junk, mostly. Toys from McDonald’s, a short little pencil and a damp notebook.
FRIDAY: Let me see if I’ve got the facts straight, ma’am. You’re canoeing down Leahy Mall in the middle of the night. You’re after a small container...
FIRST-TO-FINDER: That’s about the size of it.
FRIDAY: Let’s just stick to the facts, ma’am. You’re here to sign your name in a damp notebook?
FIRST-TO-FINDER: Yes, officer. And to trade a Hot Wheels car for a Spongebob Happy Meal toy.
FRIDAY: Alright, that’s enough, you’re going downtown.
FIRST-TO-FINDER: I’m already downtown. See, here on my GPS...
FRIDAY: Are you strung out on some kind of pills or something? Are you a juvenile delinquent?
FIRST-TO-FINDER: No, officer. It’s worse than that.
FIRST-TO-FINDER: I’m a geocacher.
(cut to shot of geocacher in police line-up with harsh lighting and height hash marks)
NARRATOR: The story you have just seen is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
The final location is NOT on a duck island in the Leahy Mall. To unlock the location:
N 41 16.(Joe Friday’s badge number - 143)
W 96 01.(Joe Friday’s badge number - 355)
Apologies to those too young to remember Jack Webb, creator/portrayer of LAPD detective Joe Friday in the radio/TV/film versions of "Dragnet." For a site where you can hear 298 (!) radio episodes of "Dragnet" for free, click here.
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