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25th Nov '16 11:55:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Space Precinct'', a "Cops in Space" show made by Creator/GerryAnderson, starred [[strike:Gary Ewing]] Ted Shackleford as veteran former New York cop Patrick Brogan, but the Irish accent came from [[DaChief Captain Podly]], an alien played by an actor with a giant puppet head. Ridiculous stereotypical accent aside, Podly was still a perfectly competent cop and got a few {{Badass}} moments.

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* ''Space Precinct'', a "Cops in Space" show made by Creator/GerryAnderson, starred [[strike:Gary Ewing]] Ted Shackleford as veteran former New York cop Patrick Brogan, but the Irish accent came from [[DaChief Captain Podly]], an alien played by an actor with a giant puppet head. Ridiculous stereotypical accent aside, Podly was still a perfectly competent cop and got a few {{Badass}} badass moments.
8th Nov '16 3:41:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Frankenberry met a cop like this in one commercial where he was terrified of the Ghost Marshmallows in his cereal. ("What's with all the hankie-pankie, Frankie?" says the officer.)

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* Frankenberry met a cop like this in one commercial where he was terrified of the Ghost Marshmallows in his cereal. ("What's with all the childish hankie-pankie, Frankie?" says the officer.)
6th Nov '16 2:20:06 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked in ''TheJackBennyProgram'' whenever they did a mystery sketch: Jack played "that master super-sleuth, Captain O'Benny", and other characters playing his assistants got O's added to their names too: O'Harris, O'Day, O'Wilson... Although when Dennis Day tried to ham up the role with an Irish accent, Jack told him to "cut out the dialect".

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* Invoked in ''TheJackBennyProgram'' ''Radio/TheJackBennyProgram'' whenever they did a mystery sketch: Jack played "that master super-sleuth, Captain O'Benny", and other characters playing his assistants got O's added to their names too: O'Harris, O'Day, O'Wilson... Although when Dennis Day tried to ham up the role with an Irish accent, Jack told him to "cut out the dialect".
5th Nov '16 10:07:57 AM nombretomado
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* Comics where MickeyMouse is a detective (often Mickey's on-again, off-again freelance job) have a beefy uniformed police chief named O'Hara as Mickey's boss. He originally appeared with an accent, though in the 1960s it was dropped. In a few later cartoons (notably on ''HouseOfMouse''), O'Hara did appear with an accent. And it's back, too, in most new comics produced since the 1990s. It must be noted that with or without the accent, Mickey's O'Hara is a competent, long-suffering cop whose real problem isn't his own weakness -- it's that his chief of detectives, Mr. Casey, is an [[PoliceAreUseless overconfident blunderer]] (whom Mickey has inadvertently upstaged many times, leading to a friendly rivalry).

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* Comics where MickeyMouse is a detective (often Mickey's on-again, off-again freelance job) have a beefy uniformed police chief named O'Hara as Mickey's boss. He originally appeared with an accent, though in the 1960s it was dropped. In a few later cartoons (notably on ''HouseOfMouse''), ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse''), O'Hara did appear with an accent. And it's back, too, in most new comics produced since the 1990s. It must be noted that with or without the accent, Mickey's O'Hara is a competent, long-suffering cop whose real problem isn't his own weakness -- it's that his chief of detectives, Mr. Casey, is an [[PoliceAreUseless overconfident blunderer]] (whom Mickey has inadvertently upstaged many times, leading to a friendly rivalry).
18th Oct '16 12:33:46 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Anther parody is Officer Big Mac from old 70s McDonalds commercials.
10th Oct '16 9:08:48 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LittleAnnieRooney'': A silent film can't demonstrate Officer Rooney's ethnicity with accents, so the title cards have him say stuff like "'Tis proud I am."
2nd Oct '16 4:09:06 PM LadyJaneGrey
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This sort of officer rarely - if ever - resorts to force when dealing with a perp, but may visibly carry a nightstick; will often have [[BadassMustache an impressive mustache]].


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* Officer Crumb from the Cookie Crisp commercials is a caricature of the Trope.
2nd Oct '16 4:05:45 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* Frankenberry met a cop like this in one commercial where he was terrified of the Ghost Marshmallows in his cereal. ("What's with all the hankie-pankie, Frankie?" says the officer.)
22nd Sep '16 5:42:24 PM nombretomado
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* Officer O'Ryan fit the trope to a T in ''AdventuresInOdyssey'', in fact he was the town's only cop until the introduction of Captain Quinn.

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* Officer O'Ryan fit the trope to a T in ''AdventuresInOdyssey'', ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'', in fact he was the town's only cop until the introduction of Captain Quinn.
22nd Sep '16 5:51:24 AM SilentHunterUK
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Not to be confused with police officers from Ireland itself, who are called ''gardai'' (singular ''garda'') and colloquially known as "guards").

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Not to be confused with police officers from Ireland itself, who are called ''gardai'' (singular ''garda'') and colloquially known as "guards")."guards".
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