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Old 10-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default "Cop Rock" is still considered a weird idea 23 years later

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What was Steven Bochco thinking?
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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I never saw the show only what programs like TV's Greatest Blunders talk about it, but I guess it was a show that looked like a drama but then all of a sudden cops and thugs would break into songs every episode.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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I remember when "Cop Rock" first aired- that was awesome! Hey- people can knock it as an incredibly bad and weird idea- but at least you gotta admit that it's quite different!
So I give it points for being different and yeah- kinda weird. But kinda cool too. haha.
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Which was a worse idea Cop Rock or Fish Police?
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I've heard of Cop Rock. I do want to see it for myself. It does sound different
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What's bad about Fish Police? It was a short-lived cartoon series, but keep in mind that it was based on a comic book to begin with. And in an era when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were hugely popular, it probably wasn't that much of a stretch.
In any case, I do recall watching some of Cop Rock when it first aired- I just think it's funny.
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In this post-Glee world we live in they should give singing cops another shot.
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In this post-Glee world we live in they should give singing cops another shot.
Naa!! Once was enough.
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It sound a lot better than more Kardashians, desperate rich housewives, Honey Boo Boos, and teen moms
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When a television series ends after a single season, itís generally consigned to the scrap heap of TV history. Sometimes, however, a short-lived series is deemed so eccentric or downright bad that it remains a part of the collective pop-culture consciousness for the long haul. Such is the case of Cop Rock, the 1990 ABC amalgamation that attempted to fuse a g [Ö]
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I think they should come out with an instrumental musical where instead of characters breaking out in song in the middle of an act, they just stop dialogue and stand still as music plays. That would be a funny way to annoy people who love musicals. Get rid of the stupid lyrics to stupid songs annoying people love to sing.
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I want to see Cop Rock.
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I would so watch this show. I'm just saying.
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I'd just like to see the network meeting that Bochco had when he was pitching this idea.

STEVEN: "It's a show about cops and crooks who sing and dance"
TV EXEC: "Brilliant, Steven you've got a hit, this show will go on for years"
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