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Reno 911!

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Reno 911!
Category: Subculture Status: Submission Year: 2003 Origin: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver Region: United States
Type: TV Show,
Tags: reno 911, tv show, mockumentary, police, comedy,
Reno 911!

About

Reno 911! is an American comedic sitcom created by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver for Comedy Central. The mockumentary follows an ensemble supporting cast of comic actors playing the police officers in a style similar to that of The Office and Parks And Recreation. The show aired from 2003 to 2009 for six seasons, with two more seasons airing as a revival of the show in 2020 and 2022.

History

Reno 911! pilot and initial idea was created by Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon and Kerri Kenney-Silver in a short period of five days somewhere in 2000, as the trio revealed in an interview in May 2008 for the Bullseye with Jesse Thorn[1] podcast. The trio tried to sell the project to Fox, which was rejected, and eventually sold to Comedy Central[2], premiering on October 20th, 2003. The series originally ran for six seasons with two additional seasons running in 2020 and 2022, with a total of 124 episodes and two movies. A trailer[3] for the seventh season was uploaded on April 29th, 2020, amassing over 207,000 views and 3,800 likes in three years.



Reception

The show has an overall 86% rate on Rotten Tomatoes[4], with actress Niecy Nash winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the Gracie Awards in 2010.

Online Presence

Clips of the show have been present on social media ever since the early 2010s internet era. For example, on March 7th, 2007, YouTube[5] page @knoxnews uploaded a video in which the characters Jim Dangle (Tom Lennon) and Travis Junior (Ben Garant, a Farragut High School graduate) end up at the wrong place at the wrong time. The video (shown below, left) amassed more than 735,000 views and 657 likes in 16 years. On November 12th, 2012, YouTube[6] user @galbenlol posted the "We got a runner" skit from the show (shown below, right), amassing over 20 million views and 549,000 likes in 11 years.



Drunk Catwalk

Drunk Catwalk refers to a skit from the first season of Reno 911 in which Deputy S. Jones' character conducts a dance performance DUI test in a drunk cowboy. The scene was regularly shared on meme websites and pages on social media, being officially uploaded by Reno 911's official YouTube account on March 20th, 2018. The video amassed over 5 million views and 81,000 likes in five years. (shown below)



Search Interest

External References

[1] NPR – Reno 911 Creators

[2] Wikipedia – Reno 911!!

[3] YouTube – Reno 911: Season 7 Official Trailer – Quibi

[4] Rotten Tomatoes – RENO 911!-

[5] YouTube – "'Reno 911!' officers 'ain't retarded'": https://youtu.be/Xl4V4lzTyI8

[6] YouTube – WE GOT A RUNNER!



Tags: reno 911, tv show, mockumentary, police, comedy,


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