Anybody who likes their dialogue hard-boiled is going to love Pat Novak: For Hire. This is Jack Webb years before he created Dragnet, and he's like the mutant child of Raymond Chandler and the Marx Brothers. Novak and Hellmann, his cop arch-enemy, are standing over a body:
Hellmann: You know how I feel--
Novak: Yeah, you feel flabby to anybody else, but to yourself I suppose you feel good.
This is the first show, "Dixie Gillian" (11-24-46).
Update: Great commercials, too. Slippers for the little nipper!
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