An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in Reno, Nevada's Police Department.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cedric Yarbrough ...  Deputy S. Jones / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2009
Niecy Nash ...  Deputy Raineesha Williams / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2009
Robert Ben Garant ...  Deputy Travis Junior / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2009
Thomas Lennon ...  Lieutenant Jim Dangle / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2009
Kerri Kenney ...  Deputy Trudy Wiegel / ... 88 episodes, 2003-2009
Carlos Alazraqui ...  Deputy James Garcia / ... 73 episodes, 2003-2008
Wendi McLendon-Covey ...  Deputy Clementine Johnson / ... 73 episodes, 2003-2008
Mary Birdsong ...  Deputy Cherisha Kimball / ... 42 episodes, 2004-2008
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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 Gibborino

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Good cops. Bad cops. These cops. See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ugly Americans See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$325,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(88 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Thomas Lennon said that the sunglasses he wore throughout the series were Gucci, but came from a discount store, as he did not want the other cast members to feel bad. See more »

Goofs

The police radio that is heard in the background is broadcasting LAPD radio transmissions, not Reno Sheriff Department transmissions. See more »

Quotes

Deputy S. Jones: I've dealt with your damm advances for years now, and I'm sick of it! I'm sick of it, I'm straight, okay? You ever hear of sexual harassment? Ever hear of that? What do you take me for, I'm a punkass? Fuck you man, fuck you!
[He throws his wine on Dangle's shirt]
Deputy S. Jones: I can't believe this! I had shit to do today!
Lt. Jim Dangle: [crying] I'm just so lonely...
Deputy S. Jones: Save that shit, save it... a new low. A new fucking low!
Lt. Jim Dangle: I just need somebody to help me...
[Keeps on crying]
Lt. Jim Dangle: I'm going inside now... I'm sorry if I like you.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in The Ten (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Reno 911! theme
Craig Wedren
Original Music by Stepehen Phillips and Tim P.
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Glad Comedy Central believes in this
4 March 2007 | by S.R. DipalingSee all my reviews

A feeling of pride wells in me when I think of this show. I recall when this show premiered in the Summer of 2003. I've watched a lot of Comedy Central over the years,and I've sen a lot of shows come and go on that channel,some good,some not-so-good. Outside of Chappelle Show(which imploded under CC's unreasonable production demands after just threes successful seasons),Win Ben Stein's Money(which was quietly shelved)and The Man Show(which disassembled itself after five seasons),the network has retained few shows it has rolled out since 1996,the year the Daily Show was launched. But this show has survived,and the quality of the product bears it out.

A film crew follows the round-the-clock gongs on of seven Reno,Nevada Sheriff's deputies: Lt.Dangle(Thomas Lennon),Deputies Jones(Cedric Yarborough),GArcia(Carlos Alozraqui,spelling?),Johnson(Wendi McLendon-Covey),Junior(Ben Garant),Weigel(Kerri Kinney-Silver) and YAtes(?)(Mary Birdsong),a la the FOX TV institutional hit "Cops". Of course,nearly all of these deps have little good sense about them,and all seem to have increasing difficulty conducting their jobs as enforcers of the law with each episode. Naturally,one hopes that the REAL Reno police is not nearly this incompetent.

The improv talents of each actor is SUPERB,and the camera-work and seamless "documentation" of the events unfolding make this comedy that one has to stay acutely attuned to. For me,that is the sign of a strong comedy that's willing to allow gags and plot lines to hang back and let the viewer come TO it,rather than vice-versa. And as per my previous favorable critiques of comedies,one of the more favorable qualities of it is this show's lack of a laugh track,which would be absolute poison to it(even more so than some more "conventional" sitcoms),anyway.

With this show most recently going to the big screen--and the jury's out on if I want to see Reno 911!:Miami--I feel pretty good about this show's status on CC(perhaps wrongly so). Still,with four seasons in the books,I'm glad CC invested in this hilarious,smart show.


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