, No Launching Please
, Needs More Examples
Much like the term "Nazi", the term "Police" is often attached to a person or group to describe them as overly zealous toward that particular subject. A Grammar Nazi
may be asked, "What are you, the Language Police?!"
This only includes non-standard uses of the term, so the Detroit Police would not be an example of the trope, but the Fashion Police
would (which, BTW, needs to be a trope of its own).
It can also include fictional groups whose names fit the pattern, and are clearly not really law enforcement officials.
In no way related to The Police
(Could possibly be expanded to include "(The) X Nazis", as supertrope to Grammar Nazi
, if you like).
Anime and Manga
Live Action TV
- Monk, "Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man":
Monk: (After fixing someone's sweater) It was askew!
Sharona: So what? So what — why can't you just let people be askew? I mean, what are you, the Askew Police?
Monk: Yes, I'm the Askew Police.
- The Simpsons, "Simpson Safari":
Pimple Faced Kid: I don't think that's possible!
Agnes: What are you, the possible police? Just do it!