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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. Feb 4, 2008 #41 of 623
    nataylor

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    Yeah, I think this was a "Stupid Behavior" special. Which makes the cop losing his car to a fire even funnier, since the criminal got away.
     
  2. Feb 4, 2008 #42 of 623
    Kamakzie

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    I wonder if Officer Firestarter is still employed? :D
     
  3. Feb 4, 2008 #43 of 623
    janry

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    Don't you know he wished the C.O.P.S. crew wasn't riding with him that day.

    It reminded me of the episode where a cop decided to follow an off-road motorcyle down some railroad tracks. He gat jammed up in the tracks, had to radio to have trains diverted, then have a tow truck come snatch him off the tracks. I bet the front end of that cruiser was bent to hell and back.
     
  4. Feb 4, 2008 #44 of 623
    verdugan

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    I like it when they film in Camden County and Earl, Randy, and the gang make it on the show :D
     
  5. Feb 4, 2008 #45 of 623
    dianebrat

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    He got away from that officer, but they said that he was picked up a bit later trying to swim a river fully clothed.. (I swear.. you just can't make this stuff up..no one would believe it)

    Diane
     
  6. Feb 4, 2008 #46 of 623
    vertigo235

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    Since there is nothing on, I should record this as well.

    We also started watching Speeders, that's a fairly entertaining show too.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2008 #47 of 623
    janry

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    You might also check out "Street Patrol". It is almost identical to "COPS". It is a new series done by the same people. Don't know why they felt a new series was necessary, but there it is anyway.
     
  8. Feb 4, 2008 #48 of 623
    nataylor

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    Also from at least one of the guys who started Cops is a series called Jail. Also amusing.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2008 #49 of 623
    ToddNeedsTiVo

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    Rarely watch, but it is entertaining if I stumble across it. I annoy my wife by doing my announcer voice: "Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law" or however that goes.

    You have to feel sorry for the camera & sound guys running with all that gear when Johnny Law has to break into a sprint after some dude.

    How they get these idiot perps to consent to showing their faces in the program is beyond me. Don't they have to sign some sort of release for the producers? It seems they only have to blur/obscure a small number of people.

    Aren't the newer eps in HD, too?
     
  10. Feb 4, 2008 #50 of 623
    janry

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    Well, they are idiots. :p

    Actually, I wonder if they do really need consents for the perps. It's a news type thing. I don't see why they would need the consents. If you watch some of the old episodes, you see more blurring than recent episodes. I'd bet they did it in early days to cover their butts but probably have enough precedent now till they don't worry about it.

    The innocent bystanders are a different matter.
     
  11. Feb 4, 2008 #51 of 623
    dianebrat

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    I had thought they were HD, but over on TVSquad they were very adamant that they were 480p-wide and then upconverted at the network.

    All i know is that's some nice 480p if that's the case.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2008 #52 of 623
    nataylor

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    I just watched an episode of Street Patrol. It's also by produced by Langley, who was one of the guys who started Cops and now also does Jail. Funny thing is, based on clothing, hair, and vehicle styles (along with the lack of Tasers), it appears Street Patrol is using old footage. It's probably stuff that was on the cutting room floor for Cops (of which I'm sure there is a lot).
     
  13. Feb 5, 2008 #53 of 623
    DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    :D +1
     
  14. Feb 6, 2008 #54 of 623
    newsposter

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    yes they need consent, just saw a behind the scenes show.

    watch parking wars if you want more fun too!
     
  15. Feb 6, 2008 #55 of 623
    mattack

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    Even the guy that got covered in flour when he had a fight with his wife?
     
  16. Feb 7, 2008 #56 of 623
    PhillyJimbo

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    Don't they offer the perps (more) money to get the consent?
     
  17. Feb 7, 2008 #57 of 623
    newsposter

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    the show staff doing the interview strongly suggested that these guys are nuts for wanting to be on tv after some of the stuff they do but they do sign...every one of them unless they are blurred. I seriously doubt any money ever changes hands. and nothing on that show indicated it did.
     
  18. Feb 7, 2008 #58 of 623
    drumorgan

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    I noticed it now being called "Cops 2.0", and is sort of a mix between Cops and Pop Up Video. Old episodes, but re-issued with trivia popups.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2008 #59 of 623
    nataylor

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    Yeah, that's on G4. They did that with Star Trek, too.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2008 #60 of 623
    janry

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    I don't like 2.0. Too distracting.
     

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