History WesternAnimation / COPS

16th Nov '17 8:01:54 PM starofjusticev21
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* DrugsAreBad

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* DrugsAreBadDrugsAreBad: "The Case of the Lowest Crime". Slightly more ballsy than your usual 80's anti-drug episode, portraying the addiction as truly life-wrecking, even going so far as to say some of the victims never fully recovered.
4th Sep '17 12:51:43 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: The Boss as the BigBad of every episode.
19th Jun '17 11:00:11 AM whateveryousay21
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*** This episode overall is so full of mistakes regarding real-life law enforcement and the security of the US president that it's little wonder later episodes seem to ignore it happened. The Secret Service isn't present at all and the president takes her trip on a train with practically NO security as well as public knowledge of the trip. In real life she would have taken Air Force One and been surrounded by security. Then there is the fact that the entirety of the police coverage in Empire City is presented as being the COPS team and no one else, whereas a city of this size would have a sizeable police force(and other episodes even showed that there were normal officers as background characters- although even this was inconsistent and the series usually implied that this small team of officers was the only real active police presence to handle the major crimes).
10th Jun '17 9:18:24 AM erracht
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** Lampshaded in one episode, where a waiter asks Mace if he wants a cocktail, and Mace says he doesn't drink. The waiter says, "Very good, sir!", walks off, and promptly says, "Normally I wouldn't have said that, but this is television..."

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** Lampshaded in one episode, "The Case of the Lawless Lady", where a waiter asks Mace if he wants a cocktail, and Mace says he doesn't drink. The waiter says, "Very good, sir!", walks off, and promptly says, "Normally I wouldn't have said that, but this is television...""
** In "The Case of the Visiting Mother", Big Boss's mom refers to him being a philanthropist (which Big Boss had claimed to her about himself as a cover for his life of crime) during a video call. When the call with her is over, Berserko asks Big Boss what the big word she used was - "..a ''philanderer''?"
7th Jun '17 2:34:11 PM starofjusticev21
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: As was typical for 80's cartoons the theme usually played during the big action set piece that wrapped up the episode.
2nd Jan '17 3:12:49 PM whateveryousay21
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* WhereDidTheyGetLasers: Averted - only Mace carries one (a laser ''bazooka'' no less) as the team's SWAT officer. Surprising, considering it ran during the same period as ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', and would have had more excuse due to being TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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* WhereDidTheyGetLasers: Averted - only Mace carries one (a laser ''bazooka'' no less) as the team's SWAT officer. Surprising, considering it ran during the same period as ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', and may have even been in the same continuity, and would have had more excuse due to being TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
** One noteworthy aspect of the laser bazooka was that it worked like a proper laser, with a coherent cutting beam. The norm for lasers in fiction at the time was to shoot an independent energy pulse.
23rd Oct '16 12:21:46 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: In issue #1 of the comic, Big Boss blames Bulletproof for the imprisonment and death of his twin brother.

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Brother]]: In issue #1 of the comic, Big Boss blames Bulletproof for the imprisonment and death of his identical twin brother.
26th Aug '16 5:24:38 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* StealTheSurroundings: What the Ultimate Crime Machine does in the pilot; the bad guys use it to steal the City Mint, although the heroes predicted it. (Criminals go after loot, what building has the most of that?)
25th Aug '16 6:37:42 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* FairCop: Pretty much all of them, seeing as in most cases here, BeautyEqualsGoodness.



* {{Gonk}} Pretty much all the bad guys except Nightshade aren't too good-looking. Ms. Demeanor is a rare example of a female character in such a cartoon who fits.



* PoliceAreUseless: Defied.



* TheStarscream: Ms. Demeanor in the comics.

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* TheStarscream: Ms. Demeanor in the comics. (Even in the cartoon, when she asks Big Boss if he trusts her, [[BlatantHonesty he specifically says no]].)
12th Aug '16 2:45:05 PM Nevermore2002
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* BeautyContest: Big Boss send Nightshade and Ms. Demeanor in a beauty pageant to get his hands on the prizes. He also had the judges replaced with his goons. The COPS had Mainframe enter the contest to stop the ploy. [[spoiler:In the aftermath, the real judges declared Nightshade the winner. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin Unfortunately, because her accomplices tempered with the process, she was disqualified.]]]]

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* BeautyContest: Big Boss send Nightshade and Ms. Demeanor in a beauty pageant to get his hands on the prizes. He also had the judges replaced with his goons. The COPS had Mainframe enter the contest to stop the ploy. [[spoiler:In the aftermath, the real judges declared Nightshade the winner. [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat Unfortunately, because her accomplices tempered with the process, she was disqualified.]]]]
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