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COPS: Does TV get any better than this?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by janry, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    I was wondering what happened. It didn't seem like there were that many new episodes aired this year. :(

    Boo FOX (not quite worthy of a BIH). I couldn't care less about sports. I want more car chasing, ho busting, perp tazing, drug takedown action!
    Hopefully with a reduced number of episodes, FOX can concentrate on quality vs quantity.
    Who cares about the harmless homeless guy who gets found with a joint in his pocket? :D
  2. jamesl

    jamesl Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I remember when COPS went to Russia
    that was pretty cool
  3. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Fox has totally crapped on Cops and it sucks.
  4. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Yeah, I sort of gave up even bothering looking for episodes at this point. I figured it was as good as canceled.
  5. nmiller855

    nmiller855 Active Member

    Sep 26, 2000
    East of...
    My daughter's ex-boyfriend had a Season's Pass set up for Cops. When he would start to watch one we would ask "Haven't you seen this one before?" He always denied seeing them before but shortly into an episode he would start saying "Watch this." Totally busting himself.
    I have 2 favorites. One is when the cop thinks the old lady's house is on fire & busts out lots of window panes & it turns out that it is the house next door that is on fire. The other one is when the cop drives down the railroad track & his car gets stuck.
    There are a few local ones that are pretty old & it is funny to watch them & see how the participants have aged.
  6. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Is that the one where the cop car actually burned up because the Cop hit something under the car and started a fire?
  7. ewolfr

    ewolfr .

    Feb 12, 2001
    I vaguely remember seeing that one. I think the cop was chasing someone off road through a forest and then the car caught fire during the pursuit.
  8. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    That is a classic episode from Fort Worth TX. Police trainers like to use that clip as an example of "tunnel vision." I remember an early airing of that episode in which the cameraman actually pans all around the room, as if he's wondering himself where the smoke and flames are.

    That's Spokane WA and he was chasing a stolen 4x4 through the woods. He got the car stuck and the catalytic converter caught the brush on fire, which in turn caught the car on fire.

    The one where the cop got his patrol car stuck on the railroad tracks was a different episode, I believe somewhere in the Midwest. Although a train was coming, it stopped well before hitting the cop car.
  9. firerose818

    firerose818 Now 55 pounds less! TCF Club

    Jul 21, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    The car stuck on the railroad tracks was Des Moines. :)
  10. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    My TiVo XL4 is filling up with Cops episodes! Can't get enough. It's a sickness.
    But I agree that I could do without all the harmless weed busts.
  11. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Geocacher TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    Add domestic abuse to the episodes I could do without. I FF as soon as they come on.

    This is why I am enjoying seeing World's Wildest Police Videos back on the air with John Bunnell. All new for 2012, and nothing but dash-cam videos.

    "Due to the graphic nature of this program, viewer discretion is advised." Oh yeah.
  12. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Sorry, but "Sheriff" John Bunnell's voice is like listening to nails on a chalkboard for me. He was fine when he was featured on the early episodes of COPS, but now that he's a for-hire "expert" and narrator his delivery just grates on me.

    Another thing that irritates me is how he constantly refers to himself as "Sheriff." He was only in that position for less than 6 months, was appointed (as opposed to elected by the people) to the post when his former boss retired, and when the choice was finally was up to the people he lost to someone else.
  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Plus, if it's the same as the previous episodes that I've seen, the clips are sometimes as short as a few seconds - but they repeat them, then they repeat them again, then they repeat the first part in slow motion, then they repeat the last part in slow motion, then they replay part zoomed in, then they replay the whole thing, then they...

    Needless to say, it's rather repetitive. ;)
  14. d-dub

    d-dub Jami's Gameboy

    Mar 8, 2005
    Montgomery, IL
    Not only that, but the fake chopper pilot voice overs are ridiculously over-dramatic.
  15. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Well, the pilot is real (most of these voiceovers seem to be done by Bob Tur, who was a chopper pilot for an LA-area news station) but the narration and helicopter background noises are definitely faked.

    However, I found Bob Tur to be annoying even when he was narrating stuff he was witnessing.
  16. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier TCF Club

    Apr 7, 2004
    Arlington, VA
  17. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Why not put Cops on FX?
  18. cannonz

    cannonz Active Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    G4 has been showing Street Patrol, looks a lot like Cops wonder if same people are making it as a replacement.
  19. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

    Apr 26, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Street Patrol was just old, previously unused footage from COPS.
  20. JTAnderson

    JTAnderson Member

    Jun 6, 2000
    Vegas Strip has been providing my Cops fix and it's even more fun because it takes place in familiar territory.

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