Posts Tagged ‘How We Got This Way’
Go for it, Bill! We love your Socratic Method!
I’m certainly glad the TV taught me how to be cute and get whatever I want just by using a big bright smile and a cute little dog! Or perhaps the right pair of shoes…
“OMG, did people really…look like that? …think other people looked like that? …put that sort of thing on TV? …watch that sort of thing on TV?”
The social transaction here is a major theme of both Dragnet and Adam-12, and one that would later be developed in new directions by TV shows like COPS.
Viva la popular culture!
The police officers are pleased and amused by the situation, which gives the young viewers an indication of what it looks like when all’s well that ends well.