Of course. I just got a message from myself that let me in on why I’m so obsessed about car colors.
Dragnet. And Adam-12.
These two shows, of which I watch at least one episode most weekday evenings, are filled with those luscious land ships from the late 60s. AND they all have dashboards, steering wheels and vinyl upholstery that matched the exterior color. Blue, green, maroon, brown, even white*.
I guess I’m jealous.
Also, it’s very obvious that Jack Webb had a deal with Ford Motor Company. It’s rare to spot a car that’s not one of their products. Two interesting notes:
- Officers Malloy and Reed drove exactly the same police car as Officers Griffith and Fife. They are contemporaries.
- There’s a pea green mustang that shows up in almost every Adam-12 episode I’ve seen so far. You would think they’d try to hide such a distinctive vehicle but it’s always fairly prominent.
Remember when Dr. Joyce Borthers skyrocketed to fame by going on a TV game show as an expert in boxing? In a different time and a different place, I think I could have used the same tactic as an expert in Mark VII productions. I should brush up on Emergency!
*This could pass for dialog of Dragnet episodes about hippies and drugs. Must be accompanied by mute headshaking.