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. Similarly, WGN acquired rights to air reruns of its early-mid20s seasons in 2018, and runs several hours of it multiple times a week.
Channel Hop: It moved from Fox to Spike TV in fall 2013 (though Fox still controls the episodes made before then).
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.
Real Song Theme Tune: "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle. The song was initially recorded and released in 1987, two years before Cops premiered. However, it wasn't issued as a single in the United States until 1993, where it promptly went to #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 because it was the theme song forCops.
Shrek 2 had something like this when the fairy tale characters living in Shrek's swamp are watching the Far Far Away Royal Ball on the Magic Mirror (repurposed as a TV) and they see a segment of K.N.I.G.H.T.S. showing Shrek, Donkey, and Puss In Boots being arrested, including parodies of the OJ Simpson car chase by showing a helicopter shot of Shrek fleeing on Donkey while the pilot reports "We got a White Bronco headed east into the forest. Requesting backup."
The same with Kenner's Robocop line, as both featured cap-firing gimmicks.
Missing Episode(s): Episodes 40-48 have been taken off the CO Ntv website, and have yet to return as of this writing.
Name's the Same: Several character names appear in another Hasbro franchise—Mainframe, Mirage, Barricade and Longarm appear in Transformersnote So does Jolt, which would have been the name of a villain from the unreleased third series.. Mainframe, of course, never had a COPS toy and Longarm appeared in Transformers well after the fact, debuting in Armada. The irony of the modern Barricade being police-themed is not lost (in fact, the first movie Barricade toy even had a ramming arm gimmick).
It doesn't end there; G.I. Joe reused all four names as well.
John Stocker voiced both Longarm and his dad Mickey.
Happened frequently with the late Len Carlson, who in addition to voicing Big Boss, Mace, & Sundown often voiced numerous recurring or one shot characters, such as Small Guy & Mayor Davis.
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.