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(KNBC 4 Los Angeles)   Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come to move you from Fox to Spike   (nbclosangeles.com) divider line 32
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2013-05-07 01:00:21 AM  
I had no idea that show was still in production.
 
2013-05-07 01:01:47 AM  
My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.
 
2013-05-07 01:06:58 AM  

Atomic Spunk: I had no idea that show was still in production.


You mean those weren't reruns from the 90's?
 
2013-05-07 01:15:04 AM  
By seeing every episode multiple times, I'm pretty sure i'm automatically qualified to work as a police officer in Florida.
 
2013-05-07 01:16:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.


My wife hates it. For some reason it bores her to tears. I suppose at this point I just like to revel in the fact some people are way worse off than I am.
 
2013-05-07 01:23:06 AM  
I just want to know, who is the Sheriff John Brown that Inner Circle sings is going to "come for" me? Is it the same John Brown from Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"? Do these songs refer to a real person, or is that just what they call the fuzz in Jamaica?
 
2013-05-07 01:24:28 AM  
I lived in Ft. Lauderdale when the first season was being filmed.
Dixie Highway near work turned into Crack Ho High-Way at night.
I'm in the background of an early episode, eating a slice of pizza and laughing at the Bad Boys.

I used to see Hot-Blonde Deputy @ Dunkin' Donuts too.
/csb
 
2013-05-07 01:30:30 AM  
It's spike TV, they'll turn a 30 min show into an hour and a half show, screw Spike and all their commercials.
 
2013-05-07 01:31:10 AM  
I was kind of fascinated by the chicks in tube tops in the trailer parks. Even the 200lb ones. Then it all became the same.
 
2013-05-07 01:58:05 AM  

Atomic Spunk: I had no idea that show was still in production.


I thought they stopped right around the time I stopped seeing Rescue 911 and Unsolved Mysteries all the time.
 
2013-05-07 02:27:00 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Atomic Spunk: I had no idea that show was still in production.

I thought they stopped right around the time I stopped seeing Rescue 911 and Unsolved Mysteries all the time.



Spike also replays Unsolved Mysteries, but for some reason they edited it so it is hosted by Dennis Farina instead of Robert Stack. It is the same "Mysteries" and recreations from the original airings though.
 
2013-05-07 02:41:07 AM  
The Spike formula is to have the original event, then reshoot with day players and too many cameras. Then we'll see the police turn out the pockets and find small ticket items with overblown valuations, and at the end of the day everyone gets more jail time than they'd ever get in the real world.
 
2013-05-07 02:50:29 AM  
Get drunk and take my shirt off?
 
2013-05-07 03:20:39 AM  
Well, good for them. I don't care much for the show, but I suppose it does somebody some good. For example, do police departments that cooperate in episodes get a nice chunk of change from the producers??
 
2013-05-07 03:22:58 AM  

fusillade762: Get drunk and take my shirt off?


You can get started with this.

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2013-05-07 04:13:58 AM  

Radak: fusillade762: Get drunk and take my shirt off?

You can get started with this.

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F*CK THAT SH---

Oh... wait.
 
2013-05-07 04:27:32 AM  
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2013-05-07 05:26:50 AM  

wildcardjack: Then we'll see the police turn out the pockets and find small ticket items with overblown valuations,


Cop: We found two quarters, a dime and some lint estimated street value of $42.
 
2013-05-07 06:31:06 AM  
Sprinkle some crack on him!
 
2013-05-07 07:32:30 AM  
They'll never be able to top the pilot:

www.juncha.net
 
2013-05-07 08:31:35 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.


COPS is more reality than most reality shows. No one has to pass an audition to be on it, like they are on other shows. I dare say most people who have been on COPS did not want to be on COPS. I will admit that some of it is scripted in that they go to the shiattiest neighborhoods because they know they will find something. Its akin to fishing with dynamite. And only on COPS will you see them stop someone for not using their turn signal. If the cameras weren't on Im sure the patrolmen could care less that you didn't use your blinker.

/Loves COPS
//Why has COPS never been filmed in Detroit?
 
2013-05-07 08:57:31 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.


My wife too!  It is our typical Sunday morning routine... watching Cops while eating breakfast.  Great way to start a Sunday.
 
2013-05-07 09:03:49 AM  

Onkel Buck: AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.

COPS is more reality than most reality shows. No one has to pass an audition to be on it, like they are on other shows. I dare say most people who have been on COPS did not want to be on COPS. I will admit that some of it is scripted in that they go to the shiattiest neighborhoods because they know they will find something. Its akin to fishing with dynamite. And only on COPS will you see them stop someone for not using their turn signal. If the cameras weren't on Im sure the patrolmen could care less that you didn't use your blinker.

/Loves COPS
//Why has COPS never been filmed in Detroit?


I'm pretty sure I've seen a Detroit patrol.  Back in the hey-day.

I'll bet it is similar to Philadelphia, they realized that it could have a NEGATIVE affect on the perception of the city and decided to not allow them to film.  One of the old Philly ones has a couple people getting shot, one of the more dramatic episodes.

Regarding your comment on how tight hey can be... I've been surprised more than once when the cop on the camera seems to go out of his way to HELP the fool they are dealing with, basically coaching them to shut the hell up.  This weekend there was an episode with an old dude growing obscene amounts of pot in his backyard (they had to pass through looking for someone else running from the cops) and he just verbally told them it was legal, and the cops let it slide... Ah, California.
 
2013-05-07 09:38:55 AM  
I thought it was already on Spike, under the name "Cops Reloaded" or something similar.   The kiddo was scrolling through the channels and asked me what the show was about.  Like most of you farkers, I had no idea it was still on Fox and I was uncertain whether what was being shown was simply old episodes edited and re-branded or newer original material.

You've got to figure that with shooting that show for 25 years, they must have 3 times as much footage that was never aired.  They could likely continue to make shows by simply raiding their vault and scrapping together a lot of the "lesser" situations.
 
2013-05-07 10:33:49 AM  
I just figured they were always showing reruns and the show was cancelled years ago. It used to be fun to watch, but it got old when they were taking people in over a joint and some pills or worse some ash and resin in a pipe. The best ones were the non drug/alcohol related ones, like once a guy stole a water heater. The caught him walking down the road with it on a cart, he claimed it was his and they followed the trail of water it left to where he stole it.
 
2013-05-07 10:41:32 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: This weekend there was an episode with an old dude growing obscene amounts of pot in his backyard (they had to pass through looking for someone else running from the cops) and he just verbally told them it was legal, and the cops let it slide... Ah, California.


There was an episode a while back where the next door neighbor had stolen the victim's MJ plants from her backyard.  The vic was like "I've got my prescription card right here, officer" and "I don't want to press charges, I just want them back" and the cops went next door and took them back.  Giant luscious weed trees planted in 20 gallon trash cans.  The cops at the very end were like "A few years ago, she'd been going down for trafficking.  Times sure are changing."  Ah, California.

/RIP COPS, my saturday night pizza-and-beer ritual
//If she did want to press charges, would they use cop-math to decide what type of charges to file on the guy?  "Felony Larceny greater than eleventy brazillion dollars"
 
2013-05-07 11:19:50 AM  
There should be a network dedicated entirely to those types of shows.  Cops, Alaska State Troopers, etc., along with all those jail and prison shows.  Hell, I'd never leave the house...probably a bad idea.
 
2013-05-07 01:39:21 PM  

Onkel Buck: AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.

COPS is more reality than most reality shows. No one has to pass an audition to be on it, like they are on other shows. I dare say most people who have been on COPS did not want to be on COPS. I will admit that some of it is scripted in that they go to the shiattiest neighborhoods because they know they will find something. Its akin to fishing with dynamite. And only on COPS will you see them stop someone for not using their turn signal. If the cameras weren't on Im sure the patrolmen could care less that you didn't use your blinker.

/Loves COPS
//Why has COPS never been filmed in Detroit?


If you want to see your face on it you have to sign a waiver.  So anyone who's arrested and is blurred didn't sign one.
 
2013-05-07 03:10:07 PM  

radiovox: There should be a network dedicated entirely to those types of shows.  Cops, Alaska State Troopers, etc., along with all those jail and prison shows.  Hell, I'd never leave the house...probably a bad idea.


It might start airing those shows, but within five years, they'd be replaced by competitive baking or home decoration. It's 2013 - any channel that doesn't cater to women will eventually cater to women.

Am I mad, bro? No, just disappointed. Even the Powerblock on Spike has an "emotional" show now.
 
2013-05-07 07:25:01 PM  
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2013-05-07 09:41:46 PM  

Onkel Buck: AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.

COPS is more reality than most reality shows. No one has to pass an audition to be on it, like they are on other shows. I dare say most people who have been on COPS did not want to be on COPS. I will admit that some of it is scripted in that they go to the shiattiest neighborhoods because they know they will find something. Its akin to fishing with dynamite. And only on COPS will you see them stop someone for not using their turn signal. If the cameras weren't on Im sure the patrolmen could care less that you didn't use your blinker.

/Loves COPS
//Why has COPS never been filmed in Detroit?


COPS is what I use to describe what actual reality TV is.  Survivor and the rest are just game shows where they spend entirely too much time focusing on bullshiat and drama.

One of the things I like about COPS is that the people on it are remarkably candid given that they're on a nationally broadcast program. In that aforementioned example of the cop pulling someone over for not using the turn signal, I've heard them explicitly say "I wouldn't bother with a turn signal normally, but right now I'm looking for any excuse to pull them over because I know I'm going to find probable cause to search when I do."  What's more impressive is that even though they most often do, they don't always... and the show actually keeps that stuff in.  It's reality, not crap.
 
2013-05-08 01:02:02 PM  

yukichigai: Onkel Buck: AverageAmericanGuy: My otherwise straight-laced wife loves Cops.

She hates every other reality show on TV, but for some reason Cops is okay.

She may just like watching guys running shirtless.

COPS is more reality than most reality shows. No one has to pass an audition to be on it, like they are on other shows. I dare say most people who have been on COPS did not want to be on COPS. I will admit that some of it is scripted in that they go to the shiattiest neighborhoods because they know they will find something. Its akin to fishing with dynamite. And only on COPS will you see them stop someone for not using their turn signal. If the cameras weren't on Im sure the patrolmen could care less that you didn't use your blinker.

/Loves COPS
//Why has COPS never been filmed in Detroit?

COPS is what I use to describe what actual reality TV is.  Survivor and the rest are just game shows where they spend entirely too much time focusing on bullshiat and drama.

One of the things I like about COPS is that the people on it are remarkably candid given that they're on a nationally broadcast program. In that aforementioned example of the cop pulling someone over for not using the turn signal, I've heard them explicitly say "I wouldn't bother with a turn signal normally, but right now I'm looking for any excuse to pull them over because I know I'm going to find probable cause to search when I do."  What's more impressive is that even though they most often do, they don't always... and the show actually keeps that stuff in.  It's reality, not crap.


I agree with you 100%. I wrote a paper when I was in college comparing and contrasting COPS to Survivor. I had to sign a waiver so my proffessor could use it as a teaching aid for future classes. I usedf to say the news and COPS were the only real reality shows on TV, but I'm pretty sure the news doesnt qualify anymore.
 
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