Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.
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The lives of seven incompetent Reno sheriff's deputies are detailed in this "Cops" style parody. Among the colorful characters are Lt. Jim Dangle, the short shorts-wearing, flamboyantly gay supervisor; Deputy James Garcia, who makes police brutality an art form; Deputy Trudy Wiegel, the manic depressive, socially awkward officer; Deputy Clementine Johnson, the skanky former magician's assistant; Deputy Travis Junior, the redneck who is never seen without his kevlar vest and sunglasses; Deputy S. Jones, the semi-competent ladies' man; and Deputy Raineesha Williams, the bootylicious black cop with an attitude. Written by
Thomas Lennon said his sunglasses he wore through out the series where Gucci, but came from a discount store, as he did not want the other cast members to feel bad. See more »
The police radio that is heard in the background is broadcasting LAPD radio transmissions, not Reno Sheriff Department transmissions. See more »
[someone has defecated in a children's book donation box and the deputies are cleaning the books]
Lt. Jim Dangle:
This is "The Giving Tree". A wonderful book about a little boy who's friends with a tree.
Deputy Trudy Wiegel:
This book made me cry when I first read it. And it makes me want to cry that somebody pooped on it.
Lt. Jim Dangle:
The ironic thing is that the last thing that the tree gives the boy is a nice place to sit.
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Selected episodes of the series have fake "next week" episodes which shows whats going to be on next weeks episode, but it's not really on the next episode. See more »
As much as 'Cops' just begs for a parody, I'm surprised it took this long for somebody to come up with one. Maybe it's because 'Cops' is kind of a parody of itself; it's so pitifully funny on its own merits that it's hard to spoof.
I read that the show doesn't really follow a tight script; they set up the situation and let the performers ad-lib it. Maybe THAT's why it's actually funny: No Comedy Central 'writers' ruining it.
I don't know how long this show will last - funny as it is, it doesn't seem like the kind of thing that's going to go very far - but I've enjoyed every episode, so far (the Scavenger Hunt and trying to break the microwave oven are my favorites).
Funny. Comedy Central. Original.
For once, that's not an oxymoronic concept.
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