Trivia: C.O.P.S.

TV Series

  • Adored by the Network: Since it pulls in decent ratings, has rock-bottom production costs, and has a pretty deep episode library, it's become the all-purpose spackle to fill in the holes on Spike TV's schedule.
  • Channel Hop: It moved from Fox to Spike TV in fall 2013.
  • Money, Dear Boy: One of the reason why many people allow their likenesses to appear unblurred is because the producers pay for it, which likely covers the associated court and jail costs.

COPS Cartoon show

  • Dueling Shows:
    • More of a Dueling Merchandise with the cartoon series of Police Academy; just look at the gimmicks of both toylines.
    • The same with Kenner's Robocop line, as both featured cap-firing gimmicks.
  • Show Accuracy/Toy Accuracy:
    • Taser was a blond, clean-shaven white man in the cartoon and a bald black man with a handlebar moustache in the action figure line.
    • Also, Hardtop had brown hair in the cartoon and black hair in the comic.
    • The Crooks barely resemble their toy counterparts thanks to vast exaggerations on the part of the animators.
  • What Could Have Been: Hasbro planned a third series of action figures (and two cap-firing backpacks) for 1990, but they were cancelled due to declining sales. Click here for general info on the third series, and click these links to see catalog photos that show the unreleased figures along with figures from the second series.