COPS is an American documentary television series that follows police officers, constables, and sheriff’s deputies during patrols and other police activities. It is one of the longest-running television programs in the United States and the second longest-running show on Fox, along with America’s Most Wanted. It is safe to say it is an institution in American TV.
The video below is four and a half minutes of “COPS” at its very best. Which is to say, four and a half minutes of America’s worst at their worst. Four and a half minutes of drunkenness, toothlessness, and pantslessness, with a side of tazer-y goodness. Or as they call it in the States, Friday.