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--> Well, Emil. Looks like it's just you, me, your balls...and this drawer. (Cue screaming)

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--> Well, Emil. Looks like it's just you, me, your balls...and this drawer. (Cue screaming)screaming and a GilliganCut to Muzz spilling his guts about everything).

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-->'''Streebek:''' Don't you mean "the Virgin Connie Swail"?


When LAPD Sergeant Joe Friday, a GenerationXerox of his uncle from the series, is involuntarily partnered with smart alec Pep Streebeck, their contrasting personalities initially clash (it's, like, a rule or something). They soon start to bond over a string of bizarre thefts and vandalism that lead them first to a pornographer and a reverend's moral crusade against him, and then to a cult calling itself P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness And Normalcy), who plan to perform a ritual that will culminate in a virgin sacrifice.

Between trying to protect the would-be sacrifice, the virgin Connie Swail, and unmask the cultists, the duo uncover an even deadlier plot that could put the lives of all Los Angeleans at risk.

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When LAPD Sergeant Joe Friday, a GenerationXerox of his uncle from the series, is involuntarily unhappily partnered with smart alec Pep Streebeck, their Streebeck. Their contrasting personalities initially clash (it's, like, a rule or something). They something), but they soon start to bond over a string of bizarre thefts and vandalism that lead them first to a pornographer and a reverend's moral crusade against him, and then to find common ground while investigating a cult calling itself P.A.G.A.N. (People Against Goodness And Normalcy), who plan to perform a ritual that will culminate in a virgin sacrifice.

VirginSacrifice. Between trying to protect the would-be sacrifice, the virgin Connie Swail, Swail (the aforementioned virgin) and unmask the cultists, the duo uncover become the only ones who can stop an even deadlier plot that could put the lives of puts all of Los Angeleans Angeles at risk.risk.


* [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop Movie]]

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* [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop Movie]]Movie]]: Complete with OddCouple of protagonist policemen.



* MotorMouth: Friday.

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* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot: Kidnapping of a woman (who is a virgin, and this emphasized ''[[RunningGag every]]'' time she's mentioned) --> The discovery of a criminal cult with [[WeAreEverywhere members in all levels of society]] --> [[spoiler:The EvilPlan of Reverend Jonathan Whirley to become incredibly rich by PlayingBothSides -- getting donations from the MoralGuardians for his false crusade of getting porn off the streets, becoming the chairman of one of the biggest porn production companies in the country via KlingonPromotion, and using the cult he created as foot soldiers.]]
* MotorMouth: Friday.Friday, who can rapid-fire stuff like police regulations in a way only Dan Ackroyd can.

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* WhamLine: Or more technically, Wham Silence after Steebek asks, "Don't you mean [[spoiler:the VIRGIN Connie Swail?]]" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cue raised eyebrow from Friday and "DUN Dun DUN DUN..."]]

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* WhamLine: Or more technically, Wham Silence after Steebek asks, "Don't you mean [[spoiler:the VIRGIN Connie Swail?]]" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Cue raised eyebrow from Friday and "DUN Dun DUN DUN..."]]


* LoveMakesYouDumb: Why would Friday publicly to arrest a beloved public figure, who is close with both his captain and the police commissioner, without building any case first? Because that guy tried to kill the girl he's since fallen for.

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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Why would Friday publicly to arrest a beloved public cultural figure, who is close with both his captain and the police commissioner, without building any case first? Because that guy tried to kill the girl he's since fallen for.


** ItWasHereISwear: Friday and Streebek bring the police commissioner and their captain back to the site of the pagan ritual, only to discover that the pagans are better at cleaning up after themselves than a SlasherMovie villain. [[note]]In all fairness, the pagans had plenty of forewarning, since the detectives blew their own cover during TheInfiltration.[[/note]]

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** ItWasHereISwear: Friday and Streebek bring the police commissioner and their captain back to the site of the pagan ritual, only to discover that the pagans are better at cleaning up after themselves than a SlasherMovie villain. [[note]]In all fairness, the pagans had plenty of forewarning, since the detectives blew their own cover during TheInfiltration. Plus, the commissioner was in on the bad guy's scheme from the get-go.[[/note]]


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* LoveMakesYouDumb: Why would Friday publicly to arrest a beloved public figure, who is close with both his captain and the police commissioner, without building any case first? Because that guy tried to kill the girl he's since fallen for.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: "And then I'll control '''both''' sides of the equation."

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: "And then I'll control '''both''' [[spoiler:Whirley is plotting to kill both the Mayor and Jerry Caesar]], intending to run both sides of the equation.""smut empire/moral majority" equation. When the plan crumbles and he makes his getaway, he also casually ditches his co-conspirator by stranding her on the runway to be arrested by the authorities.


-->'''Streebek:''' For a minute I pictures him introducing Ms. Swail to the one piece of his equipment not issued by the department. But then, I figured Joe Friday wouldn't be the type to spring for some third-rate motel. And since making love in a Yugo was a scientific impossibility, I knew something was up.

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-->'''Streebek:''' For a minute I pictures pictured him introducing Ms. Swail that little Orange County cupcake to the one piece of his equipment not issued to him by the department. But then, then I figured Joe Friday wouldn't be the type to would never spring for some third-rate motel. the cost of a motel room. And since making love having sex in a Yugo was a scientific logistical impossibility, I knew came to the conclusion that something was up.wrong.


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-->Streebek: For a minute I pictures him introducing Ms. Swail to the one piece of his equipment not issued by the department. But then, I figured Joe Friday wouldn't be the type to spring for some third-rate motel. And since making love in a Yugo was a scientific impossibility, I knew something was up.

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-->Streebek: -->'''Streebek:''' For a minute I pictures him introducing Ms. Swail to the one piece of his equipment not issued by the department. But then, I figured Joe Friday wouldn't be the type to spring for some third-rate motel. And since making love in a Yugo was a scientific impossibility, I knew something was up.

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* ByTheBookCop: Friday, in clear contrast to Streebeck. He can even cite chapter and verse of the various regulations that have been violated by everyone from Streebeck to the actual criminals.


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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Stolen police cars and PAGAN cult members disguised as officers are used to keep the locals away from the site where the Virgin Connie Swayle is due to be sacrificed.


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* ItWasHereISwear: Joe Friday and Pep Streebeck infiltrate a P.A.G.A.N ritual with thousands of attendees, a fleet of stolen public vehicles, a giant television screen, and a huge pit with a giant snake inside of it. After they escape by the skin of their teeth, they go back there with their boss... and there's absolutely no trace of anything there.


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* KinkyCuffs: Joe Friday has to pick up his partner Pep Streebek from his house where he's playing "[[UnusualEuphemism Good Cop, Bad Cop]]" with his girlfriend, a motorcycle cop. Friday has to wait until she removes the handcuffs from Streebek's wrists before he can go with him.


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* NatureAdoresAVirgin: Joe Friday falls for the Virgin Connie Swail (as she's almost always called) after rejecting a topless model and a stripper. Connie may also be using this trope, since she chooses Joe over his partner who is seen with several different women; it's implied Joe is a virgin himself.
-->'''Pep Streebeck:''' Oh Joe, you never had these feelings before, have you?
-->'''Joe Friday:''' Almost. I had a kitten once.
-->'''Pep Streebeck:''' Yeah, it's going to be a little different. Connie is not going to be sleeping in a box, or meowing all night, or clawing up your drapes. Or maybe she will. I mean, you're both kind of starting from scratch with this.


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* ViewersAreMorons: Parodied when the PAGAN cult's full name is shown for the first time.
-->'''Joe:''' (reading) People Against Goodness And Normalcy...P-A-G-A-N...PAGAN!
-->'''Pat:''' (sarcastically): Good, Joe.


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* VirginityMakesYouStupid: Downplayed with Joe Friday and (the virgin) Connie Swail, although it's more them being incredibly old-fashioned and uptight than idiotic.

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* AutoErotica: Parodied and averted in a scene where Streebek tries to figure out where Friday is:
-->Streebek: For a minute I pictures him introducing Ms. Swail to the one piece of his equipment not issued by the department. But then, I figured Joe Friday wouldn't be the type to spring for some third-rate motel. And since making love in a Yugo was a scientific impossibility, I knew something was up.
* BatteringRam: Apparently the LAPD has a vehicle that is the offspring of a battering ram and a ''tank''.

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