Leslie Nielsen is Lt. Frank Drebin and Alan North is his partner Capt. Ed Hocken. This show was the template for the very popular "Naked Gun" movies.
The show only ran six episodes as ABC took if off the air because it was a show people actually had to watch, and that itself is a very sad commentary. There are so many sight gags and non sequiturs, a-la "Airplane" that one must pay attention, which most viewers cannot do.
The show is a great parody on the Quinn Martin productions of the 60's and 70's in which you have an announcer and a freeze frame ending to every show as well as a "guest star".
To fully explain this show would take pages so all I can say is if you're a fan of "Airplane" or the "Naked Gun" movies you'll love this show. I guarantee you have never seen anything like it and we all know there will never be anything like it again.
Long live Frank Drebin!!!!!