After graduating from Amherst College in 1983, Elliott Arkin got his start in New York as window designer for Tiffany’s and a special-effectsmodel-builder for films and commercials. These experiences continue to inform his work, which operates in the spaces between high art and popular culture. H
Police Squad! is a television comedy series first broadcast in 1982. It was a spoof of police dramas, packed with visual gags and non sequiturs. While a parody of many television shows and movies, it bore a particular resemblance to the Lee Marvin cop show, M Squad.
Police Squad! was created by th
Frank Drebin and his boss, Washington, D.C. police commissioner Annabelle Brumford (played by Jacqueline Brookes) attend a dinner function at the White House. Among the guests are President George Bush, his chief of staff, John Sununu, Nelson Mandela and his then-wife Winnie, and others.