- Dates: September 21, 1968 - August 30, 1975
- Type: Television Series
This Television Series is referred to by The Ride Along part of Californication Season 5
After the guys drop the police officer (from the ride along) off at the hospital, Hank and Samurai Apocalypse want to take the police car for a drive. Charlie is uneasy about the idea. Hank says to Charlie, "What's up, Adam-12? I thought it was your boyhood dream to ride in a cop car.".
The program followed the daily activities of a pair of Los Angeles police patrol officers - seven-year veteran officer Pete Malloy and rookie officer Jim Reed - and to a lesser extent Sergeant William "Mac" MacDonald. Much like Dragnet, the episodes were based on true incidents culled from LAPD case files.