Just the facts, ma'am


Detective Joe Friday (Jack Webb) in the 50s NBC-TV classic police series Dragnet never said, "Just the facts, ma'am", although there were variations, such as: "All we want (or know) are the facts, ma'am." However, the inaccurate line was reinforced in the collective memory when Milton Berle parodied the show in a classic spoof, and when Dan Aykroyd uttered the line in the updated Dragnet (1987).