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22nd Jun '16 6:07:31 AM gewunomox
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* A post 1930s example: Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher Norman Pilcher]] of the Drug Squad, who gained a certain level of fame and notoriety in the 1960s by being the police officer at the centre of a number of high-profile celebrity drug busts, including [[RollingStones Mick Jagger]], Donovan, [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and George Harrison]]. Given that it was nearly always the same man present, this led to accusations that he was either only going after them to increase his profile in the tabloids and / or actively planting drugs on them to secure a conviction (not that they weren't already actively using drugs for the most part, but still). The fact that he was later convicted of perjury and obstructing the course of justice didn't help his credibility when it came to these accusations.

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* A post 1930s example: Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Pilcher Norman Pilcher]] of the Drug Squad, who gained a certain level of fame and notoriety in the 1960s by being the police officer at the centre of a number of high-profile celebrity drug busts, including [[RollingStones [[Music/TheRollingStones Mick Jagger]], Donovan, [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and George Harrison]]. Given that it was nearly always the same man present, this led to accusations that he was either only going after them to increase his profile in the tabloids and / or actively planting drugs on them to secure a conviction (not that they weren't already actively using drugs for the most part, but still). The fact that he was later convicted of perjury and obstructing the course of justice didn't help his credibility when it came to these accusations.
13th May '16 10:17:07 AM Grudgeal
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* Gamed in MontyPythonsFlyingCircus in the episode ending where a series of policemen keep entering to arrest everyone and introducing themselves, to be greeted with shouts of "Flying _____ of the Yard!" The last one complains that under the Getting Out Of Sketches Without Proper Punchlines Act "You can't keep ending every bleeding sketch by having a policeman come in and say 'I'm So-and-So of the Yard.....' Oops!"

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* Gamed in MontyPythonsFlyingCircus ''LiveActionTV/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' made a RunningGag out of these characters, as can be seen in the episode ending where a series of policemen keep entering page quote. This eventually led to arrest everyone and introducing themselves, to be greeted with shouts of the "Flying _____ Fox of the Yard!" The last one complains that under the Getting Out Of Sketches Without Proper Punchlines Act "You can't keep ending every bleeding Yard" sketch by having (which closed off the famous "Argument Clinic" sketch), where a policeman come in and say 'I'm So-and-So called Inspector Thompson's Gazelle of the Yard.....' Oops!"Yard arrests the entire show on, amongst others, the charge of [[HypocriticalHumor "always saying it's 'so-and-so of the yard' whenever the fuzz arrives"]].
26th Feb '16 3:43:48 PM Outis
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Added DiffLines:

-> ''"I'm Chief Superintendent Lookout...Lookout of the Yard."''
-> ''"Why, what will we see?"''
-> ''"I'm sorry?"''
-> ''"Well, what will we see if we look out of the yard?"''
-> ''"I'm afraid I don't follow that at all."''
--> --''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''
6th Jan '16 2:06:54 PM FF32
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* In an American example, Detective Cole Phelps of ''LANoire'' begins to enjoy this as the game progresses, and it's particularly noticeable when people on the street recognize him as "that cop from the papers". [[spoiler: It comes back to bite him when he's accused of adultery.]]

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* In an American example, Detective Cole Phelps of ''LANoire'' ''VideoGame/LANoire'' begins to enjoy this as the game progresses, and it's particularly noticeable when people on the street recognize him as "that cop from the papers". [[spoiler: It comes back to bite him when he's accused of adultery.]]
12th Nov '15 5:31:02 PM nombretomado
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* RobertRankin has [[PsmithPsyndrome Inspectre Hovis]] of Scotland Yard - ''the man, the legend, and ''the'' detective.'' Although [[PunBasedTitle ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'']] admits:

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* RobertRankin Creator/RobertRankin has [[PsmithPsyndrome Inspectre Hovis]] of Scotland Yard - ''the man, the legend, and ''the'' detective.'' Although [[PunBasedTitle ''Raiders of the Lost Car Park'']] admits:
28th Sep '15 6:58:40 PM jormis29
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** A notable subversion in the film starring Robert Downey Jr. Holmes is universally known by many of the important people in the city, but is less known in the down low of things. While he is known for his eccentricities, he does not let his picture get taken and thus he is hard to describe in detail. This makes it easy for him to adopt a disguise whenever he needs one, and he is VERY good at it.

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** A notable subversion in [[Film/{{Sherlock}} the film starring Robert Downey Jr. Jr.]] Holmes is universally known by many of the important people in the city, but is less known in the down low of things. While he is known for his eccentricities, he does not let his picture get taken and thus he is hard to describe in detail. This makes it easy for him to adopt a disguise whenever he needs one, and he is VERY good at it.
28th Sep '15 6:57:19 PM jormis29
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.

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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', ''Literature/TheSevenPercentSolution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
28th Sep '15 3:21:57 PM margdean56
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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes on the case, then it ''must'' be important.

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** Also in the patische, ''The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution'', Holmes is in Germany for detoxification with Sigmund Freud, but finds a mystery to investigate to really get his spirits up. When the local police prefect learns that Holmes is on the case, he immediately sends a platoon of constables for the detective to use as he sees fit, apparently on the simple assumption that if Holmes is on the case, then it ''must'' be important.
28th Sep '15 3:19:39 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is ''the'' epitome of the Judge system ([[CatchPhrase he is the law]] after all). His reputation precedes him around the world. He actually won talked Sino city judges out of interfering in a regime change he was leading by telling them that they know him and his reputation. Then again, if you personally nuked the city who invaded yours, everybody would know you too.

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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' is ''the'' epitome of the Judge system ([[CatchPhrase he is the law]] after all). His reputation precedes him around the world. He actually won talked Sino city judges out of interfering in a regime change he was leading by telling them that they know him and his reputation. Then again, if you personally nuked the city who that invaded yours, everybody would know you too.
4th Jul '15 9:35:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly, Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Slipper Jack Slipper]] became known as "Slipper of the Yard" for his role investigating TheGreatTrainRobbery. TheOtherWiki notes that the fickle press later nicknamed him "Slip-Up of the Yard" after his attempts to bring Ronnie Biggs to justice continued to fail. Nonetheless, he eventually retired as a Chief Superintendent, so it wasn't a massive hindrance to his career.

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* Similarly, Detective Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Slipper Jack Slipper]] became known as "Slipper of the Yard" for his role investigating TheGreatTrainRobbery.the Great Train Robbery. TheOtherWiki notes that the fickle press later nicknamed him "Slip-Up of the Yard" after his attempts to bring Ronnie Biggs to justice continued to fail. Nonetheless, he eventually retired as a Chief Superintendent, so it wasn't a massive hindrance to his career.
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