Pilot
Season 1, Episode 1
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Synopsis[edit | edit source]

As we enter the world of Reno 911!, Garcia takes an emergency call that's not as serious as it sounds—at least until Garcia gets there.

 Cold Open[edit | edit source]

Garcia gets an emergency radio call: "All units in the vicinity, 1433 Murray Drive, we have an officer down, shots fired." With a burst of energy, the deputy fires up his siren and lights, speeds to the address, leaps out of his car, slams open the front gate with his gun drawn, and dashes through the open front door into darkness, yelling "Sheriff's Department!" The lights come up and a cheer rises from people inside just as Garcia fires instinctively at one of the figures. At this point we realize that it's a group of seven more sheriff's deputies, clutching gifts and surrounded by balloons and a "Happy 40th Birthday!" banner. The deputy shot by Garcia falls over flat on his back. After the shock subsides, Deputy Jones quietly talks into his radio handset: "We've got an officer down, 1433 Murray Drive. We've got an officer down."

Plot[edit | edit source]

Morning briefing at the Sheriff's Department. The camera pans around the cluttered meeting room, where Lieutenant Jim Dangle, a trim man with frosted blond hair and mustache, discusses a complaint from Walmart about a man molesting their mannequins and asks Garcia to drive by and check it out. Dangle openly asks who put up a "Legalize It" sticker in the locker room. "I don't know why you're looking at me," Johnson remarks defensively as she sips her coffee. "I'm not looking at you, I'm looking here," he says, indicating his clipboard. "I'm thinking at you. I'm looking at here."

More to come

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

The cast provides commentary on the DVD. Among the observations:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  •    This may be the only episode where Garcia is a dead-on shot; most of the rest of the series makes gags about his terrible aim.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Cedric Yarbrough Deputy S. Jones
Niecy Nash Deputy R. Williams (and "T.T.", uncredited)
Robert Ben Garant Deputy T. Junior (and mime, uncredited)
Thomas Lennon Lt. J. Dangle
Carlos Alazraqui Deputy J. Garcia
Wendi McLendon-Covey Deputy C. Johnson
Kerri Kenney Deputy T. Wiegel (and Jackie, uncredited)
Steve Hart Shooting Victim
Jennifer Lennon Trailer Park Woman
Winston Story Marijuana Dealer
Eternity Bruce Child Witness
Brian T. Finney Eyewitness
Liorah Illiana Stripper No. 1
Katie Lohman Stripper No. 2
Shayna Lee Stripper No. 3
Tamara Cruz Stripper No. 4
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