Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Guide

'Pilot' is the first episode of the first season.

Synopsis Edit

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.

Cast Edit

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

Description Edit

With a flashy montage of the city of Reno, Nevada at night, we enter the world of Reno 911!—and we enter the car of a salt-and-pepper-haired, mustachioed sheriff's deputy (we won't learn until later that this is Garcia). He's getting 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, a tall, African-American deputy (Jones, as we'll learn later) quietly talks into his radio handset: "We've got an officer down, 1433 Murray Drive. We've got an officer down."

Cue the Reno 911! title sequence.

Now it's morning, and we're at the Sheriff's Department itself. The camera pans around the cluttered meeting room, where the lieutenant, a trim man with frosted blond hair and mustache (Dangle, not yet identified), is giving the morning briefing. As he discusses a complaint from Walmart about a man molesting their mannequins and asks Garcia to drive by and check it out, we see close-ups of several deputies seated at the table: a stout, African-American woman doing her nails ("Deputy R. Williams"); the man we saw on his radio earlier, "Deputy C. Jones"; and a ridiculously coiffed and made-up blond woman massaging lotion on her throat ("Deputy C. Johnson"). As the camera cuts back to a wider view, we also see a thin, plain-looking woman with a mop of brunette hair (Wiegel, yet to be identified) digging into the doughnuts and trotting back to her seat. Dangle openly asks who put up a "Legalize It" sticker in the locker room. "I don't know why you're looking at me," Williams 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."


Trivia Edit

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.

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