Picket Fences, Season 1Closed Captioning
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The daily goings-on in the small town of Rome, Wisconsin are definite proof that real life is often stranger than fiction. From the murder of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz to a student who brings in a severed hand for show-and-tell, and a menopausal woman who runs over her husband with a steamroller, Sheriff Jimmy Brock has seen it all. Indeed, behind the tidy picket fences of this quirky little town lie all the same problems and prejudices found in the big city, except in a small town everyone seems to know everyone else's business — or thinks they do!
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoPilot||The small town of Rome, Wisconsin gets more excitement than it can handle when a famous rock band hits town just after the Tin Man is murdered during a production of "The Wizard of Oz."||1:27:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Green Bay Chopper||Max does a little snooping on her own after the FBI is called in to investigate a brutal crime she believes was committed by a serial attacker.||44:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoMr. Dreeb Comes to Town||Max is attracted to a dwarf that comes riding into town on a stolen elephant, while a popular high school teacher asks Jill to operate on him even though he may not survive.||45:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Autumn of Rome||The candidates in an upcoming mayoral election are using such outrageous smear campaigns that Sheriff Brock considers running for Mayor himself.||46:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoFrank, the Potato Man||While Sheriff Brock tries to figure out the identity of a mysterious serial bather, a farmer accuses his neighbor of getting his cows drunk on the runoff from an illegal still.||45:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoRemembering Rosemary||Sheriff Brock reopens a ten-year-old murder case after the victim's mute maid, who is now in a mental hospital, utters the word "murder."||46:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Contenders||Both Jill and Kenny have a fight on their hands when Jill decides to run for Mayor and Kenny agrees to fight a famous boxer wanted for tax evasion.||46:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoSacred Hearts||When a Catholic nun is put on trial for practicing euthanasia it's a case that angers Jill and even causes Judge Bone to do a little soul searching of his own.||46:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoThanksgiving||There doesn't seem much to be thankful for after Wambaugh finds his wife in bed with another man and Jill's father shows up for dinner with his new twenty-six year old girlfriend.||46:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoSnake Lady||While investigating the death of a woman who may have committed suicide, Max is attracted to the dead woman's husband -- an attraction that almost proves fatal.||44:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoPageantry||The townspeople are livid when they discover that a woman schoolteacher, who is also supposed to play Mary in the upcoming Christmas pageant, is really a man.||46:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoHigh Tidings||The day before Christmas is anything but jolly after Brock catches his young daughter having sex, and then an equally upset and unbalanced Santa Claus takes Max and Ginny hostage.||46:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoFrog Man||Brock, Max and Kenny are on the trail of the Frog Man, a burglar who is striking the businesses in town and who always leaves live frogs behind at the scene of his crimes.||45:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoBad Moon Risings||Wambaugh defends a woman who ran her husband over with a steamroller by saying that his client was psychologically unbalanced because she is going through menopause.||45:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoNuclear Meltdowns||A sacrifice of a goat during a funeral service, two psychic connections and a seemingly forbidden pregnancy are all part of the daily routine in Rome.||46:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|16||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Body Politic||Max and Kenny discover a neighbor is secretly keeping his pregnant brain-dead wife on life-support in his house, while Brock is outraged to learn his dentist is HIV positive.||46:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|17||Closed CaptioningVideoBe My Valentine||Max gets more than she bargained for when she goes undercover to help catch Cupid, a serial killer who murders women he meets through the classified ads.||46:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|18||Closed CaptioningVideoFetal Attraction||Jill finds herself in the middle of a right-to-life issue when she asks a fellow doctor to perform a controversial fetal tissue transplant operation on a patient with Parkinson's disease.||46:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|19||Closed CaptioningVideoSightings||The town coroner declares that a newly discovered body is that of a sheriff who disappeared thirty-eight years ago and who was likely killed by radiation from a UFO.||44:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|20||Closed CaptioningVideoRights of Passage||An Indian tribe declares war on Rome after the city lets a golf course expand onto a sacred Indian burial ground, and Matthew stands up to the school bully on his brother's behalf.||46:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|21||Closed CaptioningVideoSugar and Spice||While Kimberly is confused over a shared kiss with her friend Lisa, Max is furious when she learns that she didn't get the under-sheriff position simply because she's a woman.||46:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
|22||Closed CaptioningVideoLullaby League||Jill's patient is upset that a pig's liver was used to save her life, and Max decides to adopt a baby after its mother, who's wanted by the FBI, gives birth then flees town.||46:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
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While attempting to find a new show to watch during the summer, I happened upon "Picket Fences". I consider myself lucky to have found it. Picket Fences is one of the best shows on television. The episode titled - "Thanksgiving" as well as all of the other episodes that I have watched have been exceptional. Thank you very much for this show.
I saw "Picket Fences" just added to iTunes and said, "Oh wow, I loved that show." Quirky little town with a host of unusual denizens, off kilter situations presented as totally normal and some semi-deep exploration(it is after all a TV show for entertainment) of serious topics. Highly recommended.
They don't make shows like this anymore...
The writing on this show was nothing short of brilliant. "Picket Fences" is one of those rare instances in a television show where everything clicked. This is a rare gem that people have seemed to have forgotten. I highly recommend this show.