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Cannon (TV Series 1971–1976) Poster

(1971–1976)

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Frank Cannon was originally a policeman, but he quit the force after the tragic death of his wife and infant son in an automobile accident. The tragedy drove Cannon to become a top private investigator.
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Frank Cannon was a pipe smoker. He was shown with a pipe in the first two seasons but it was seen occasionally in the third and fourth season before it was subsequently dropped altogether. In reality, William Conrad was a pipe smoker.
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Season one's 25 episodes began with a short scene, before the opening credits, for a preview of what would be televised, that hour. Last four seasons and 96 episodes began normally with the opening credits, no preview of what would be seen.
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476- 3359 was one of Cannon's personal phone numbers.
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The mobile number for the phone in Cannon's car was 213-191-9221.
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In most episodes, the license plate for Frank Cannon's "Cannonmobile" was 963-XUJ. In others it is 825-DQI
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In the main title and background music, the Cannon melody is usually played by the tuba and/or trombones as the composer (John Carl Parker) alludes to Frank Cannon's girth.
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According to the book "Creating the Filmation Generation", Lou Scheimer was interested in producing an animated spin-off called "Young Cannon" in the 1972-1973 season. They got the rights from Quinn Martin, but Fred Silverman at CBS didn't buy it
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The pilot aired March of 1971. A two hour episode with different opening graphics and no cast and no title voice over.
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U.K TV broadcasts of this obscure show have been rare over the years.
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