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16th Jul '17 5:07:28 PM Kalmbach
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-->'''Jim''': It's because cops know right from wrong!

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-->'''Jim''': Of course cops love donuts! It's because cops know right from wrong!wrong! Have you ever met somebody who doesn't like donuts? No, you haven't, because they're all in jail.
26th Jun '17 11:20:14 PM JackG
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* The Australian comedy series ''The Late Show'' has this as a RunningGag in ''Bargearse'' (a GagDub of 70's cop show ''Bluey''). The episode "Where's My Bloody Donuts?" has the overweight Detective Bargearse investigating the theft of ten dozen jam donuts from his lunchbox.

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* The Australian comedy series ''The Late Show'' has this as a RunningGag in ''Bargearse'' ''Series/{{Bargearse}}'' (a GagDub of 70's cop show ''Bluey''). The episode "Where's My Bloody Donuts?" has the overweight Detective Sgt. Bargearse investigating the theft of ten dozen jam donuts from his lunchbox.
5th Jun '17 7:29:53 PM luiz4200
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/1997/03/16 Two cops seeing Jon, Garfield and Odie's antics.]]
-->'''Bubba's partner:''' I'd say they've at least broken at least three city ordinances. Right, Bubba?
-->'''Bubba:''' I didn't see nothin'. Let's get a doughnut.
16th May '17 4:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* Rare British example: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. Captain Vimes has a doughnut at Harga's House of Ribs in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' (and describes the recipe in full, to express his annoyance at Harga's literal-minded response to his asking for coffee "[[TwinPeaks black as midnight on a moonless night]]"). In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it's mentioned that Sergeant Colon and the ex-Watchmen who come in to chat with him get through a lot of doughnuts, but it's worth it for the information. In ''Discworld/NightWatch'' it's mentioned that one of the reasons Ankh-Morpork-trained watchmen are held in such high regard is that they don't accept bribes, apart from the occasional free beer and doughnut. And in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', one character refers to the Watch being annoyed about breaking up a riot because it would be keeping them from the doughnut shop. Of course, while ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is a British creation, it takes its tropes from everywhere.

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* Rare British example: The Ankh-Morpork City Watch, in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. Captain Vimes has a doughnut at Harga's House of Ribs in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' (and describes the recipe in full, to express his annoyance at Harga's literal-minded response to his asking for coffee "[[TwinPeaks "[[Series/TwinPeaks black as midnight on a moonless night]]"). In ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', it's mentioned that Sergeant Colon and the ex-Watchmen who come in to chat with him get through a lot of doughnuts, but it's worth it for the information. In ''Discworld/NightWatch'' it's mentioned that one of the reasons Ankh-Morpork-trained watchmen are held in such high regard is that they don't accept bribes, apart from the occasional free beer and doughnut. And in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', one character refers to the Watch being annoyed about breaking up a riot because it would be keeping them from the doughnut shop. Of course, while ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is a British creation, it takes its tropes from everywhere.
17th Apr '17 10:33:56 AM MagnusForce
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'', the Mega City police station is located ''next door'' to a donut shop. And in one episode, Joey and AP find a group of cops positioned around the donut shop waiting for somebody to come out. but it turns out they were only waiting for a rookie member to come out with the donuts.
15th Mar '17 5:16:17 PM nighttrainfm
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* A toy commercial for ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' ended with Blue Senturion (a ''robot'' SuperCop) enjoying a donut.
24th Feb '17 2:40:28 PM REV6Pilot
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As donuts are fattening sweets, the cop munching them is commonly portrayed as a [[AcceptableTargets fat]], lazy, moustached ObstructiveBureaucrat. (Strangely, they never get glaze or frosting in their mustache...)

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As donuts are fattening sweets, the cop munching them is commonly portrayed as a [[AcceptableTargets fat]], lazy, moustached ObstructiveBureaucrat. (Strangely, Strangely, they never get glaze or frosting in their mustache...)
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While this might be TruthInTelevision, it could probably be seen today as an EvolvingTrope. If anything, a cop might be hesitant in buying donuts because of the inevitable stigma associated with them. On the other hand, TheRedStapler effect comes into play. On their first round, a rookie might buy some donuts for the station, believing that [[TheCoconutEffect all cops love them]]. But then, everyone does so it's fair.

It should be noted that this is primarily an American/Canadian based trope as donuts are nowhere near as popular with the police in many other countries. (UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, for example, tend to go for chips - [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage which is to say in American]], french fries - instead.)

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While this might be TruthInTelevision, it could probably be seen today as an EvolvingTrope. If anything, a cop might be hesitant in buying donuts because of the inevitable stigma associated with them. On the other hand, TheRedStapler effect comes into play. On their first round, a rookie might buy some donuts for the station, believing that [[TheCoconutEffect all cops love them]]. But then, everyone does does, so it's fair.

It should be noted that this is primarily an American/Canadian based trope trope, as donuts are nowhere near as popular with the police in many other countries. (UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, UsefulNotes/BritishCoppers, for example, tend to go for chips - [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage which is to say in American]], french fries - instead.)
24th Feb '17 2:39:41 PM REV6Pilot
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* Benjamin Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' eats so many donuts that his hands are always covered with sprinkles. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He's first introduced]] pointing out how he's stereotyped as this, and then pulling out a donut from his neck fur.

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* Benjamin Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' Clawhauser, ZPD's receptionist/dispatcher in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', eats so many donuts that his hands are always covered with sprinkles. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment He's first introduced]] pointing out introduced eating one]], comments on how he's stereotyped as this, the stereotypical fat donut-loving cop after a profiling faux pas, and then pulling pulls out a donut from a fold of his neck fur. when Judy points it out to him. [[BigEater Donuts aren't the only sugary things he constantly eats, though]].
18th Feb '17 12:40:02 PM Yalsaris63
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* Tim Hortons, far and away the largest coffee, baked goods and fast food chain in Canada, was founded by the hockey player Tim Horton, but his first investor and franchisee was Ron Joyce, a police constable who frequented Horton's shop on his beat. After Horton's death, Joyce took over the chain and expanded it into the empire it is today.
** Instead of paying for security, Tim Hortons offers free menu items to members of Law Enforcement, encouraging police to frequent timmies.

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* Tim Hortons, Horton's, far and away the largest coffee, baked goods and fast food chain in Canada, was founded by the hockey player Tim Horton, but his first investor and franchisee was Ron Joyce, a police constable who frequented Horton's shop on his beat. After Horton's death, Joyce took over the chain and expanded it into the empire it is today.
** Instead of paying for security, Tim Hortons Horton's offers free menu items to members of Law Enforcement, encouraging police to frequent timmies.
18th Feb '17 12:37:18 PM Yalsaris63
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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop, [[TooDumbToLive especially if you're indeed drunk or high]]. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]]

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** Word to the wise, though: Don't actually say this to a cop, [[TooDumbToLive especially if you're indeed drunk or high]].cop. [[BerserkButton It won't end well.]] [[TooDumbToLive If you're indeed drunk and/or high...]]
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