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NYPD Blue FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about NYPD Blue.

This FAQ about NYPD Blue was compiled and written by Dave Chapman, Alan Sepinwall and Jeff Knapp with numerous contributions by others.

This document is Copyright, Dave Chapman, 1994, Alan Sepinwall, 1995-97; Jeff Knapp 1997-8. It may be freely distributed unmodified as long as no charge is made beyond the cost of the media it is distributed on. Please give away copies of this document.

This FAQ would be nothing without the help and suggestions of posters to alt.tv.nypd-blue. Here's the current list I have, which isn't quite as complete as it should be. If your name's not on this list, and you did contribute a question or answer, let me know. Here's the usual suspects:

John Lavalie (fuddle@netcom.com)
Howard M. Sklar (hmsklar@ix.netcom.com)
Mike Craven (mpc@eee.eleceng.nottingham.ac.uk)
SW (swooledge@hearst.com)
Arthur L. Lortie (all@world.std.com)
Paul Reiser (REISER@susim.nrl.navy.mil)
Lynn Van Scoyoc (lmv@acpub.duke.edu)
Frank Giarratana (giarrata@gdc.com)
Pamela Pon (pon@crl.com)
Ross Brown (ross@bnr.ca)
Kendall Clark (kgclark@ix.netcom.com)
Matt Messina (messina@umich.edu)
Martin Jukovsky (martyj@yankeegroup.com)
Ramaswamy (ramax@ultranet.com)
Charles Corway (ccorway@calweb.com)
(Pcwhyel@dp.net.com)
David Lesher (wb8foz@netcom.com)
Ray Normandeau and Rita Frazier Normandeau (ray.normandeau@factory.com)
Jennie Van Heuit (jennie@dgi.com)
Jason DeCesare (miles@nycsubway.org)

-1.1. What exactly is NYPD Blue?
NYPD Blue is the latest contribution to the TV police drama ...
-1.2. Who are the regular characters on the show? (NYPD Blue)
-1.3. Who are the recurring characters on the show? (NYPD Blue)
In addition to the regular cast members, the show features a ...
-1.4. Who were the former characters on the show? (NYPD Blue)
-1.5. What the heck does "skel" mean? How about "PAA"? (NYPD Blue)
-1.6. What is Simone's ethnic background? (NYPD Blue)
French-Portuguese, revealed when he invited Sipowicz to ...
-1.7. Can't anyone besides Sipowicz & Simone solve a murder? (NYPD Blue)
Well, yeah. But whether we hard-core fans want to admit ...
-1.8. Is Andy Diane's AA sponsor? Is she his? (NYPD Blue)
In Heavin' Can Wait, the episode about the fall-out ...
-1.9. How come nobody ever asks for a lawyer? (NYPD Blue)
This one comes up a lot, though, ironically, it's ...
-1.10. Whose hands were those in the bathroom in the third season finale? (NYPD Blue)
A lot of people seemed to think that there was a ...
-1.11 Who shot Joey Salvo? (NYPD Blue)
The fifth season opener has revealed the shooter to be Lt....
-1.12 Are Bobby and Diane engaged? Doesn't The Job frown on this sort of thing? (NYPD Blue)
Bobby and Diane are engaged, though it is a secret ...
-1.13 What happened to Bobby/Diane's love child? (NYPD Blue)
Sadly, Diane miscarried in Weaver of Hate (5.14). ...
-2.1. Is there a WWW site? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. There are two. The more complete and up-to-date one ...
-2.2. Is there an Episode Guide? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. Dennis Kytasaari maintains an html-ized episode ...
-2.3. What is the name of the NYPD Blue newsgroup?
It is called alt.tv.nypd-blue and was created on Feb. 9, 1994....
-2.4. Is there a mailing list? (NYPD Blue)
No. To my knowledge there is no mailing list devoted to ...
-2.5. Is there a drinking game? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. With suggestions from a lot of people on alt.tv.nypd-...
-2.6. Is there an ftp site? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. But it's pretty old.. and does anyone even use ...
-2.7. Are there any scanned pictures available? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. The ftp site has several, as does the England www site....
-2.8. Help! I missed an episode! How do I find out what happened? (NYPD Blue)
Alan Sepinwall used to write a detailed summary/review ...
-2.9. Help! I missed an episode and want to see the tape! What do I do? (NYPD Blue)
Post a message to the group asking if someone has the tape ...
-2.10. Are there any books about the show? (NYPD Blue)
There are three books about Blue currently in print - one non-...
-3.1. What films/TV series has XXXX been in? (NYPD Blue)
There used to be a list of credits for the cast, but ...
-3.2. Why did Sherry Stringfield leave the show? (NYPD Blue)
According to a section of True Blue, the writers quickly ...
-3.3. Why did Amy Brenneman leave the show? (NYPD Blue)
A quote from an interview with Amy in the December, 1995 ...
-3.4. Why did David Caruso leave the show? (NYPD Blue)
Caruso asked for a major-league raise in pay for the ...
-3.5. Who is Nicholas Turturro related to? (NYPD Blue)
His brother is John Turturro. John co-starred with ...
-3.6. Who played XXXX in episode YYYY? (NYPD Blue)
Please refer to the episode guides [Q2.2] for full ...
-3.7. How many different roles did Dennis Franz play on Hill Street Blues? (NYPD Blue)
Two. In the third season of the show, he appeared in a ...
-3.8. Did Ross from "Friends" used to be on NYPD Blue?
Sort of. David Schwimmer, who plays the neurotic Ross,...
-3.9. Which actors have appeared nude on the show? (NYPD Blue)
A better question might be, which haven't? Here's the ...
-3.10. Are Kim Delaney and Dana Delany related? (NYPD Blue)
Well, the fact that their last names are spelled ...
-3.11. Why did Gail O'Grady leave the show? Why didn't Upstairs John replace her? (NYPD Blue)
There's not a lot you can write about the squad secretary, ...
-3.12. Why did Sharon Lawrence leave the show? Will she be coming back? (NYPD Blue)
In Lawrence's estimation, the show's writers lost interest ...
-3.13. Why did Justine Miceli left the show? What happened to Lesniak? (NYPD Blue)
No one knows for sure, but it's not hard to extrapolate ...
-3.14 Where's Martinez go? I'm watching the fifth season and then suddenly he's gone... what's the story? (NYPD Blue)
He's currently undercover in the New York mob -- sort of. :)...
-3.15 How many PAA's has the 15th squad had? (NYPD Blue)
It seems like they've had more than Murphy Brown has ...
-4.1. Is there a soundtrack CD? (NYPD Blue)
Yes. The CD is entitled Inventions from the Blue Line, it'...
-4.2. What other merchandise is available? (NYPD Blue)
HollywoodNet sells an NYPD-Blue T-Shirt for $16.95 You ...
-4.3. What connections are there to other Steven Bochco shows? (NYPD Blue)
Steven Bochco has produced dozens of series over the years,...
-4.4. What connections are there to other shows? (NYPD Blue)
See the other-credits file at the www site for other TV ...
-4.5. Where is NYPD Blue set?
NYPD Blue is set (of course) in New York City, New York,...
-4.6. Why so many reruns/preemptions? (NYPD Blue)
Blue is just one of several high-profile series (ER ...
-4.7. How realistic is the show? (NYPD Blue)
Bill Clark, [see 2.10 for more info] a retired NYPD detective,...
-4.8. What awards has the show won? (NYPD Blue)
Favorite Television Dramatic Series - 20th Annual People'...
-4.9. Is the show filmed in NY or LA? (NYPD Blue)
Both, actually. The bulk of the filming is done in ...
-4.10. Do the cast and crew know about us? (NYPD Blue)
Some do, and some don't. Alan was out in LA July 97, and ...
-4.11. What's the deal with FX? What if my cable company doesn't carry it? (NYPD Blue)
For those who don't know, the FX cable network has ...
-4.12. Why is the camera always shaking? (NYPD Blue)
A lot of the show is shot with handheld cameras in an ...
-4.13. I really love XX and I want to send him/her a letter! What's the address? (NYPD Blue)
If you want to send fan mail to your favorite castmember, ...
-4.14. Where do you get the episode titles? (NYPD Blue)
Every episodic television script has its own title, but ...
-4.15. What's a "spoiler" and why does it upset some people? (NYPD Blue)
Basically, a spoiler is any piece of information about ...









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