Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Reno 911 is an American comedy television series which was launched in 2003.

The show features members of the fictional Reno Sheriff's Department it's a non-existent law enforcement body created so as not to offend the Reno Police Department or Washoe County Sheriffs Department, who are videotaped during the course of their duties, sometimes addressing the camera directly as though being interviewed. (Before I thought this is some kind of reality show. It's really funny! Their really funny...)

The force has problems with racism, unrequited attractions, promiscuity, passive-aggressive feuds, drug use, and other dysfunctional troubles that supply much of the show's humor. It was nominated as most outstanding comedy series last 2004.

One of the cast here in Reno911 that I really liked is Lieutenant James Ron Dangle, a deputy who holds the highest rank and is always seen wearing his trademark shorts, which are actually a hotpants. The comedic theme of the character is that he is gay (Like me?). He openly harbours an attraction to Jones, and occasionally flirts with suspects. In one episode, Jones supposedly had sex with him, out of sympathy ("I'll try anything once"), after which Dangle was hospitalized because "He can't walk". Early in the second season, it is revealed that he is married to a woman named Debbie, the heiress of a vacuum cleaner fortune, because she was morbidly obese and he believed she would die soon. After the two separated, she underwent gastric bypass surgery which turned her into "something the old Deb would have eaten," as Dangle put it. The two divorced at her request, because she met someone else, who was also clearly gay. He briefly believed that he had a son (a result of sex with what he thought was a drag queen) but DNA results prove otherwise. Dangle is also the subject of a running gag in which his police bicycle is stolen or vandalized after walking away from it for only a minute. It is hinted that Travis Junior is responsible for at least some of these bicycle incidents. In "Fireworks", Dangle is revealed to be 41 years old.

Reno 911! Miami The Movie was invited to a national police convention in South Beach, the group of unqualified law enforcers finds that a biological weapon has been set off. All available police, except for our dimwitted protagonists, have been quarantined, and Homeland Security is searching for an antidote. So the job of policing Miami is left to the hapless heroes from Reno. Many improv comedians fall into the trap of simply rolling the camera and hoping the jokes come, but Reno 911 Miami The Movie avoids this with zany sequences involving vicious alligator attacks, a thrilling golf cart chase and the exploding of a beached narwhal.

Reno911! The movie cleverly pokes fun at action-movie clich├ęs. It has the wild chase scenes and the totally unnecessary plot twists, yet the characters are anything but the super-cool-under-pressure cop-movie archetypes. Of course, all this wouldn't work without excellent performances, led by my most favorite Lennon, Garant and Kenney-Silver, whose chemistry has benefited from the television show's four seasons.

Am sure Reno 911! Miami The Movie ROCKS!