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15th Oct '17 4:10:11 PM Dorondes
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* In a Season One episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars,'' Ahsoka tries to play the Bad Cop to Luminara's Good one when interrogating the corrupt Nute Gunray, but is pulled aside and chastised by Luminara just when it seems that she was starting to get somewhere.
-->'''Ashoka:''' Tell us what we want to know right now, or I will gut you like a Rokarian dirt fish!\\
'''Luminara:''' Padawan!
8th Oct '17 9:39:25 AM nombretomado
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A SubTrope of GentleTouchVsFirmHand. {{Not to be confused with}} the Canadian film ''BonCopBadCop''. See also TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay and RudeHeroNiceSidekick.

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A SubTrope of GentleTouchVsFirmHand. {{Not to be confused with}} the Canadian film ''BonCopBadCop''.''Film/BonCopBadCop''. See also TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay and RudeHeroNiceSidekick.
27th Sep '17 7:19:26 AM Rebu
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** On one occasion they have to interrogate an assassin. She beats her own head on the table

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** On one occasion they have to interrogate an assassin. She beats her own head on the table to show they can't torture her. Jesse stops her, and Mike angrily drags him out of the room. Jesse says he did the right thing, and Michael calmly agrees. But now Jesse is [[FakeDefector the Good Cop she can manipulate into helping her because his boss doesn't respect him]].
27th Sep '17 7:14:24 AM Rebu
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** On one occasion they have to interrogate an assassin. She beats her own head on the table



* Parodied in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' when Robo and Madigan have two suspects who won't talk. The cops glance at each other, and then Robo gets "angry", with Madigan declaring it "the worst glitch she's ever seen!", trying to "talk Robo out of it", and informing the criminals that the only way to get him out of it is for them to tell him the truth.

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* Parodied in ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' when Robo and Madigan have two suspects who won't talk. The cops glance at each other, and then Robo gets "angry", with Madigan declaring it says it's "the worst glitch she's ever seen!", trying tries to "talk Robo out of it", and informing tells the criminals that the only way to get stop him out of it is for them to tell him the truth.truth. Remember, Robocop has a built-in lie detector. All this did was save them some time.
17th Sep '17 12:11:57 AM Nadim
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* In the ''Series/{{Good Luck Charlie}}'' episode "Teddy On Ice", Amy and Bob attempt the Good Cop/Bad Cop routine on Gabe, with Bob playing the good cop and Amy playing the bad cop. However, Gabe sees through their deception.
15th Sep '17 12:22:40 PM Adeon
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* In ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' the Coordinated Interrogation talent allows two Acolytes to work together on an interrogation, getting a bonus to the roll. Of course, given the [[CrapsackWorld nature of the setting]] this is more likely to be Bad Cop, Worse Cop.
10th Sep '17 5:39:39 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "Vector Detector"; When Sonic and Vector interrogate Dave on the Meh Burger VIP card the latter found as a clue to who stole Amy's hammer, they both play the bad cop.
9th Sep '17 2:43:37 PM DrOO7
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** Similarly, in "Doppelganger", when he and his civilian counterpart grill a guy, the man's lawyer sarcastically asks, "What is this? "Bad Cop, Bad Cop"?"

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** Similarly, in In "Doppelganger", when he and his civilian counterpart grill a guy, the man's lawyer sarcastically asks, "What is this? "Bad Cop, Bad Cop"?"



* ''Series/LawAndOrder'' frequently plays with this. Ed Green's first episode sees him grab a suspect and pin him to the wall before Briscoe calls him off. They go outside, and Briscoe chews Green out for being too rough with the suspect; ''he wasn't acting''.

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* ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' frequently plays with this:
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''Series/LawAndOrder'' frequently plays with this. Ed Green's first episode sees him grab a suspect and pin him to the wall before Briscoe calls him off. They go outside, and Briscoe chews Green out for being too rough with the suspect; ''he wasn't acting''.acting''.
** ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' plays this straight quite often, but they also play with it from time to time. Typically Elliot is the bad cop (being known for his anger issues and crimes-against-children BerserkButton), but almost as often he'll go in as the good cop, sympathizing with a misogynist rapist-type. Pretty much every cop on the force is capable of playing either type.
** On ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', Goren and Eames love to play this, switching roles as needed. Eames's bad cop is often a StrawFeminist, while Goren's is a textbook case of BrooklynRage (complete with exaggerated accent).
** ''Series/LawAndOrderUK''. Matt and Ronnie would often alternate these roles and play them to varying degrees, sometimes within the course of a single interrogation, depending on the situation and/or what kind of a person they were dealing with.
*** Several subversions have them playing ''both'' roles--in "Vice", they're both very gentle and supportive of a young prostitute suspected of murder, while in "Samaritan", they both grill an officer suspected of leaving his partner to die (and they put a nice twist on it by letting the guy--and the viewer-- think that Matt will be the "Good Cop" by having him initially sit silently while Ronnie browbeats him).
*** Matt's short-tempered replacement Sam Casey took the latter role without any prompting, but ''his'' replacement Joe Hawkins seemed to like alternating with Ronnie much like Matt did.



* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' plays this straight quite often, but they also play with it from time to time. Typically Elliot is the bad cop (being known for his anger issues and crimes-against-children BerserkButton), but almost as often he'll go in as the good cop, sympathizing with a misogynist rapist-type. Pretty much every cop on the force is capable of playing either type.



* On ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', Goren and Eames love to play this, switching roles as needed. Eames's bad cop is often a StrawFeminist, while Goren's is a textbook case of BrooklynRage (complete with exaggerated accent).



* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK''. Matt and Ronnie would often alternate these roles and play them to varying degrees, sometimes within the course of a single interrogation, depending on the situation and/or what kind of a person they were dealing with. At least two noteworthy scenes have them playing ''both'' roles--they're both very gentle and supportive of a young prostitute suspected of murder and they both grill an officer suspected of leaving his partner to die (and they put a nice twist on it by letting the guy--and the viewer-- think that Matt will be the "Good Cop" by having him initially sit silently while Ronnie browbeats him). Matt's short-tempered replacement Sam Casey took the latter role without any prompting, but ''his'' replacement Joe Hawkins seemed to like alternating with Ronnie much like Matt did.
25th Aug '17 5:58:03 AM HighCrate
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* In the ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]]'' while traveling Nynaeve and Elayne unconsciously pull this off when hiring the local coach, ferry, ship, litter, or thief [[strike:taker]] catcher. Nynaeve will complain thoroughly about the service and Elayne will immediately compliment and over tip the man.
13th Aug '17 6:38:18 AM Codefreak5
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* "Wrong Exposure", a Season 4 episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd accidentally sends a picture of Franz Hooper, with his daughter, Aelita, to Sissi. Not surprisingly, Sissi shows it to Mr. Delmas. In a meeting with the principal, Jim played Bad Cop while Mr. Delmas played Good Cop to the Lyoko Warriors.

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* "Wrong Exposure", a Season 4 episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd accidentally sends a picture of Franz Hooper, Hopper, with his daughter, Aelita, to Sissi. Not surprisingly, Sissi shows it to Mr. Delmas. In a meeting with the principal, Jim played Bad Cop while Mr. Delmas played Good Cop to the Lyoko Warriors.
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