He's one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the history of television. Joe Friday.

Jack Webb portrayed Friday in a number of different versions of the legendary 'Dragnet'.

I remember watching 'Dragnet' in the late 1960's, when his partner was Bill Gannon (who knew Bill Gannon was pass away and be reincarnated at Sherman potter on 'M*A*S*H!).

I don't think I really noticed it then, but looking back Jack Webb had a...well....a special way with Joe Friday.  Call it 'campy', call it 'stiff', or maybe just call it hilarious, somehow it worked.

Listen to Jack, oops I mean Joe, talk to these wayward teen's.  You might roll your eyes, but c'mon, admit it....Joe Friday was one tough dude!