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|Reno 911 - The Complete Fourth Season |
Actors: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Carlos Alazraqui
Directors: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Brad Abrams, Michael Patrick Jann
Genres: Comedy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
The officers of the Reno, Nevada Sheriff's department are back with a fourth season of Reno 911! that's full of murder intrigue, and a disturbingly (and mysteriously) pregnant Officer Wiegel. From committing election fra... more »
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mwreview | Northern California, USA | 01/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Season 4 is not as good as Season 3, but there are still some excellent episodes here, especially the last one but also episodes 8, 9, and 10. Also there are a couple of familiar characters from Season One who show up. The cliffhanger looks like it's going to be an interesting Season 5!
Episode 1--Cliffhangers from last season are resolved. Let's just say skin-to-skin contact is the best way to guard against hypothermia. Wiegel comes back from her personal leave with, as Clemmy calls it, a "gargoyle" in the oven. Dangle tries out for Westside Story...sort of. Carrot Top goes berserk at a hotel. Highlight: Garcia and Jones use a common interrogation tactic called "Good Cop, Black Cop."
Episode 2:--"There's going to be a full set of teeth in the Junior household," as Travis's 3 brothers come for a visit. Garcia works undercover in an illegal worker sting. Wiegel starts Lamaze.
Episode 3--Kimball tricks the guys with a phony race riot. A deputy dies and the officers do what any caring co-workers would--argue over who gets his jet ski. Junior and Dangle look for guns turned in for the "Guns for Toys" drive that Wiegel spilled across the road.
Episode 4--A deputy panty raid goes horribly wrong. The Sheriff's Department has to compete with the citizen's patrol, played by Paul "Pee-Wee Herman" Reubens, to solve crimes. Garcia is visited by the hooker he tried to help in Season One. Dangle and Junior try to get free tacos from Terry.
Episode 5--"Spanish Mike" Alvarez, who tricked the Reno Sheriff's Department in Season One posing as a representative from Home Land Security with a fake training program, returns to Reno to be held before being turned over to the FBI. He tries to get into the officers' heads in his attempts to escape. Will any officer give in? Also, Clemmy choreographs a street dance at a sobriety checkpoint.
Episode 6--The Sheriff is killed and his last words to Lt. Dangle are to avenge his death. Dangle suspects the sheriff's hot wife and her foreign driver and, later, discovers something about the sheriff that may help break the case wide open. Also, the Renaissance Fair guy gets stuck in a toilet.
Episode 7--The Sheriff's Department attend the Sheriff's funeral where Dangle, Wiegel, and Junior have dream sequences. They then solve the case on how he died. The pallbearer scene is hilarious.
Episode 8--The Reno Sheriff's Department is sponsored by "Hotty's"--a sports bar with well-endowed waitresses--which controls what the officers drive, wear, even how they give the Miranda Rights. The officers, also, can only eat food from Hotty's. Let's just say the partnership was a gas. Those Hotty's girls make Trudy Wiegel seem like a Phi Beta Kappa.
Episode 9--Kimball invites Clemmy to a get-together which turns out to be a church social (which follows Kimball's personality--remember how enthused she was by the singing drug dealer who sang religious/drug songs on the street in season 3?). Kimball is happy for Clemmy "showing up as she is: a woman soiled, a woman with a whorish, sinful past." Later, Clemmy gets baptized wearing nothing under her baptismal gown. Churchgoer: "Babies are naked when they get baptized, I think it's all right." Kimball: "Well, babies don't have Double 'D' hooters." Good one.
Episode 10--One of my favorites. It's election day, and Proposition C will determine whether the Reno Sheriff's Department gets a 3% raise. Garcia and Jones work with an undercover female detective who's trying to bust a meth cartel and they keep getting beat up by her to make her involvement with the drug dealers look convincing.
Episode 11--Jones and Garcia join the mounted patrol but Garcia is allergic to horses. Jones won't give up his mounted status to rejoin Garcia. Kimball discovers that Junior's been shot and, at his dying request, kisses him and swears she will make whoopie with him if he pulls through. They then find out they have a connection in other ways.
Episode 12--Kimball tries to arrest a modern-day Houdini. Jones talks to a school about feelings of inadequacy in the shower--"especially some of you--probably the white boys." There is a murdering/rapist kid. Otherwise, it's just the usual stuff. There is no main storyline to follow.
Episode 13--The officers try out the jaws of life. Williams, Wiegel, and Kimball watch a stakeout like a soap opera. Dangle goes to his ex-wife and her husband's anniversary party--and he's the only guest. Weird and this will have ramifications later.
Episode 14--We finally find out who is wearing the mascot getup at the school--and he asks Dangle to be his life partner. Dangle tries to prepare his "bridesmaids"--Jones, Garcia, and Junior--for the commitment ceremony. Even the cameraman gets dressed up. Trudy gets stuck naked in a cake...and her water breaks! Hilarious with surprises and cliffhanger for the next season."
Celebrating The Fourth!
Mike King | Taunton, MA United States | 07/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the fourth season of "Reno 911!," the cast have perfected the quirky personalities of their characters, and find themselves in increasingly strange situations. In the first episode, Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) and Deputy James Garcia (Carlos Alazraqui) are found alive, naked and freezing in their patrol car, while the boyfriend of Deputy Trudy Wiegel (Kerri Kenney-Silver) is executed for being a serial murderer. Six months later, Deputy Wiegel returns to work after being out on personal leave, and is obviously pregnant. At the same time Carrot Top, the prop comedian, blows his top in a hotel room. Apparently, the two incidents are totally unrelated.
Deputy Cherisha Kimball (Mary Birdsong), who joined the show in season 3, really comes into her own in the "Christian Karaoke Singles' Mixer" episode. In another episode, Paul Reubens guest stars as citizen Rick, a guardian angel-vigilante who is always one step ahead of the Reno Sheriff's Department. Of course, they resent his presence at crime scenes. Deputy Travis Junior (Robert Ben Garant): "If it was easy to be good at law enforcement, wouldn't we be?" Terry (Nick Swardson), the roller skating waiter at Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!, never fails to amuse in his many appearances. Nobody can lie to the police - I mean improvise - as well as he can. Patton Oswalt also appears as the Dungeon Master at the Renaissance Fair in several episodes. Dungeon Master: "This is my winter fat. I have not had enough jousting to work off my winter fat." Deputy Travis Junior: "It's August!" Paul Reubens, Nick Swardson, and Patton Oswalt all appear in the feature film "Reno 911!: Miami."
In the next-to-last episode, Jim Dangle accepts a wedding proposal from his ex-wife's husband, and a gay commitment ceremony is planned. In the last episode, Trudy pops out of a giant wedding cake, topless, in a desperate attempt to make Jim fall in love with her and call off the ceremony. Unfortunately, being extremely pregnant, Trudy gets stuck halfway out of the cake, and her water breaks. They can't break her out of the cake, and she can't fit in the ambulance. She must be wheeled in the cake, topless and screaming, down the streets of Reno, to the hospital. After giving birth, the gay commitment ceremony commences in Trudy's hospital room. The episode ends with Deputy Garcia throwing a monkey wrench into the ceremony, and Trudy whispering to Jim that she knows who the father of her baby is. I can't wait for the fifth season of "Reno 911!" to begin!"
Reno's Finest (?) Back Again
Edward Aycock | New York, NY United States | 07/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I still love this show, but Season 4 displayed some weaknesses. The recurring skits wore thin: the crazy man at the brothel got really old really quick as did Paul Rudd's lamaze coach and it's time to retire the officers at the school auditorium. The mileage on those jokes is way too high to be consistently funny.
What Reno has always done best is the interaction between the characters and their back stories. This season we get to meet the "wild" Junior brothers whose reputation precedes them, Trudy gets pregnant, Deputy Kimball is revealed to be a Christian fundamentalist and Dangle gets a marriage proposal. This last scenario leads to one of the most unexpected twists on the show (though, if one looks back on previous seasons, not completely out of character) in a season finale so funny that it redeems the entire season.
There are less extras on the DVD this time around, and if there are any Easter Eggs, I couldn't find them. There are cast commentaries on several episodes and those are always amusing, but I miss the in-character commentaries we had on previous volumes."