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In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a criminal, the force would take to the street for an organized dance number, then haul the guy back to HQ. This may have been the only series to have been based on a Broadway musical format. Written by
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No one takes this show seriously! Perhaps for SOME cause, but not for good cause. First of all, remove the singing (which took up what? maybe 20% of the screen time?) and you have a GREAT cop show. Peter Onorati's performance/character is one of the best cop characters ever presented on the screen - he walked the ambiguous line between good and bad perfectly!
AND - the songs weren't ALL that bad! I'd say on an average show you got 1 stinker, 2 mediocre, and 1 good/very good song. In particular, I recall fondly the final episode of the series which had 3 very good songs, including one by a racist politician dreaming about being lynched and one by the jury deliberating on a trial.
Hey - if they're ever showing this on TV, feel free to let me know - I'd LOVE to see these again!
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